New off of a 8-0 whipping of Sunderland, team Southampton are in third place in the Premier League standings, only one point behind the defending champions in Manchester City. While numerous figured that the Saints would battle and maybe even end up troubled in a transfer battle toward the end of the fight (albeit I predicted overall six weeks prior), the team from the south drift has more than stood their ground to start the 2014-15 Premier League season.
Toward the begin of the flow season, Southampton resembled a team making a stride or two rearward, as they sold five key players before the month of August. The loss of these five players, alongside their Tottenham-bound supervisor, Mauricio Pochettino, numerous proposed that fate was ahead for the Saints; notwithstanding, the Southampton metal has made an outstanding showing supplanting both the outgoing players and their administrator.
Following Mauricio Pochettino’s switch to Tottenham Hotspur toward the end of May, Southampton appointed previous Dutch Footballer of the Year and Eredivisie Manager of the Year Ronald Koeman as the team’s new chief. Koeman, a previous Barcelona player, has made an extraordinary showing in his first season as the Saints supervisor.
The Dutchman was remunerated for his team’s execution amid the month of September by gathering the Premier League chief of the month honor a month ago. Not just has he headed the team to an extraordinary begin to the season, however Koeman likewise helped accumulate the right players in the off-season.
Pelle and Tadic have been out and out outstanding so far this season, as the element pair has joined for seven goals and eight aids in eight Premier League matches. In correlation, Lambert and Lallana, the two players that Pelle and Tadic have so far effectively replaced at Southampton, have joined for only one goal and zero helps in Premier League play so far this season for Liverpool.
While there is most likely Southampton is having a fantastic begin to their season, the inquiry still remains, how high can this Saints team complete in the standings come May? In spite of the fact that Southampton has had a flying begin (and I for one accept this is a robust team), the normal place in the table of their five Premier League triumphs is thirteenth and the Saints schedule for whatever remains of the crusade is a bit overwhelming. Southampton has 30 Premier League matches staying on the schedule, and 12 of these games come against the purported “main seven” clubs (Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester United and Everton).
In spite of the extreme schedule ahead, this Southampton team can exceptionally well go after an Europa League spot in the final standings. A fifth or sixth place complete for Southampton would be a real explanation to whatever remains of the Premier League. Yes, they sold five extremely huge players before the season started, yet the Saints are even now walking up the club positions in England.