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Southampton predicted lineup vs Swansea - FA Cup

Craig Vickers
Hasenhuttl on the touchline
Hasenhuttl on the touchline / GLYN KIRK/GettyImages
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Southampton travel to face Swansea in the third round of the FA Cup with Ralph Hasenhuttl looking to get his hands on silverware as Saints boss.

The mood was brightened among the St. Mary's faithful this week when it was announced that an investment firm backed by Serbian businessman Dragan Solak had completed the purchase of an 80% majority stake in the club.

Hasenhuttl will hope the takeover loosens the shackles on his transfer kitty in January, but he will have to navigate a potential banana skin against Championship opposition this weekend.

Here's how the Saints could line up.


Southampton predicted lineup vs Swansea - FA Cup

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Fraser Forster
Forster has returned to the team in recent weeks / Robin Jones/GettyImages

Fraser Forster (GK) - The Southampton faithful have been clamouring for his introduction into the team.

Yan Valery (RB) - With Livramento injured and Walker-Peters likely to be rested, the 22-year-old will be keen to impress.

Jan Bednarek (CB) - Has struggled at times this season and he'll hope for more consistency in 2022.

Jack Stephens (CB) - Hasenhuttl is likely to rotate in central defence, meaning the 27-year-old could be in line for a start.

Romain Perraud (LB) - Impressed at the start of the season while Walker-Peters was absent through injury.

2. Midfielders

Stuart Armstrong
Armstrong's return from injury has been a boost for the Saints / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Theo Walcott (RM) - Should offer a pacy threat in transition for the Saints.

James Ward-Prowse (CM) - Plays every single minute for Southampton and that is unlikely to change anytime soon.

Stuart Armstrong (CM) - His return from injury has a welcome boost for Southampton in recent games.

Mohamed Elyounoussi (LM) - Netted in the away win at West Ham last month.

3. Forwards

Che Adams
Adams celebrates / Michael Steele/GettyImages

Che Adams (ST) - Missed the draw with Tottenham last month after testing positive for Covid-19.

Adam Armstrong (ST) - Has struggled to find the net regularly this season since his arrival from Blackburn.


You can read 90min's preview of Swansea vs Southampton here.

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