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Carvalhal is confident fans can play their part in survival bid Carvalhal initially secured a massive upturn in form for the Swans after taking over from the sacked Paul Clement in December, steering the club out of the relegation zone following impressive wins over the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal.
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Hughes urges Saints to pick up points The Saints sit 18th in the table, four points adrift of safety and look set for the drop, having not won a Premier League game since February 3. However, their performances have been encouraging, suffering heartbreaking losses to both Arsenal and Chelsea, while they also went down to the Blues in last weekend's FA Cup semi-final.
Romeu - We need the fans on our side The supporters have unsurprisingly hit out at the players this season after just five wins in 34 matches. Those in attendance and some on social media have already criticised several players but Romeu admits they need to bury the hatchet for now.
Surman predicts tough clash against Saints The Cherries head to St Mary's following defeats to Liverpool and Manchester United but a win against the Saints would guarantee their survival for next term. While Eddie Howe's men have enjoyed another fairly comfortable campaign, their south-coast rivals have struggled and currently sit 18th in the table, four points adrift of safety.
Boufal Frozen Out By Mark Hughes - Southampton News Rumours have emerged that Sofiane Boufal has fallen out with Mark Hughes, Redandwhitesupporter looks at the situation. Southampton manager Mark Hughes has reportedly stamped his authority on the squad, by freezing Moroccan star Sofiane Boufal after the player refused the instructions of his manager.
Romeu: 'we to connect with fans' ORIOL Romeu wants disillusioned Saints supporters to swallow their indignation for now and rally behind the players during the final throes of…
Yoshida urges Saints to move on The Saints had been hoping to reach the final under coach Mark Hughes but they were denied by Chelsea last weekend. A 2-0 defeat means Southampton now have to focus on the Premier League and their top-flight status looks under serious threat.
Cahill quick to praise Chelsea squad The Blues reached the final of the FA Cup on Sunday as they beat Southampton 2-0 at Wembley. Antonio Conte's side had recorded wins over Southampton and Burnley before that and that allowed them to stay in the hunt for a top-four place, lying fifth in the league table five points behind Spurs with four games to go.
Maya Yoshida wants Southampton to forget FA Cup loss Southampton must put their FA Cup semi-final disappointment behind them and focus on securing their Premier League status, defender Maya Yoshida has said.
Boufal misses training amid bust-up rumours SOFIANE Boufal remained absent from training today amid rumours of a bust-up with manager Mark Hughes.
Gallery: Saints begin preparations for AFC Bournemouth Images from Tuesday training at Staplewood.
Romeu claims Saints need four wins to avoid relegation The 26-year-old Spanish midfielder has spoken out about the Saints' battle to avoid dropping into the Championship as Mark Hughes' men sit four points adrift of Swansea in the final position of safety, with as many games remaining to save themselves.
Saints Heading To China - Southampton News Saints FA Cup hopes may have gone West on Sunday, but the team are heading East on a summer tour of China. Saints are reportably heading to the homeland of new majority shareholder Gao Jisheng according to information revealed at the Soccerex Convention in China.
Hughes: We'll need to take risks Saints boss looks ahead to crunch Bournemouth clash.
Wealdstone FC Thank Saints Fans - Southampton News Saints fans have been warmly applauded by Wealdstone FC for their behaviour at the Club's ground before and after the FA Cup semi final on Sunday. Two weeks ago I did a story on behalf of Wealdstone FC who were inviting Saints supporters to park for free and use their club house for pre match drinks ahead of the FA Cup semi final against Chelsea.
Antonio Conte rates Tiemoue Bakayoko's display in Chelsea FC's win over Southampton The 23-year-old midfielder was a second half substitute at Wembley as his substitute appearance helped the Blues claim victory over the Saints and secure their place in the final. It has been something of a mixed season for Bakayoko following his transfer to Chelsea FC from Monaco in the summer window last year.
Southampton 'must win all four games to avoid the drop' Southampton must win all four of their remaining Premier League games if they are to avoid relegation this season, Oriol Romeu has said ahead of Saturday's match against Bournemouth.
No time for Saints to dwell MAYA Yoshida has urged Saints to quickly forget their FA Cup semi-final defeat and focus their minds back on their Premier League survival…
Saints set to tour China Saints are set to head off for a pre-season tour of China this summer as they strengthen links in the Far East following the takeover of Gao…
FA Cup: Chelsea and Southampton play for a spot in the final at Wembley However, one is not too optimistic about their chances and if Chelsea will come to a no-show in this one. The only worry for Chelsea is if they struggle like they did in their recent league fixture against Southampton. Conte will push his men on for his second trophy in the two seasons he's taken charge of the Stamford Bridge side.
Loan Watch: Gallagher returns from injury for resurgent Birmingham Gallagher back for Blues in crucial win.
Ref Review: Danny Ings robbed at West Brom; Chelsea benefit from Wembley howler Danny Ings had an eventful afternoon at West Brom on Saturday, while Southampton can consider themselves hard done by after losing in the FA Cup semi-final, all in Ref Review.
90 in 90: Chelsea 2-0 Saints The best of the action from Saints' clash with Chelsea.
Chelsea 2-0 Saints Watch back the action from Saints' FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea.
10 THINGS WE LEARNED from the weekend's action RALPH ELLIS: Arsene Wenger kicked off the weekend's action with the huge news that he will be stepping down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season.
Hughes: Fans were magnificent Boss hopes to repay Wembley support with league points.
Romeu: Connection with fans key The midfielder looks to a critical few weeks for Saints.
Hoedt urges Southampton to refocus on Premier League mission The Saints' trip to Wembley ended in what has become all too familiar disappointment, with Olivier Giroud and substitute Alvaro Morata securing safe passage into May's final for the Blues.
Saints look to Premier League Premier League relegation-threatened Saints' trip to Wembley ended in what has become an all-too-familiar disappointment, with Olivier Giroud's goal early in the second half added to by substitute Alvaro Morata.
Saints V Chelsea The Semi Final Verdict - Southampton News A disappointing ending to a day when once again Saints luck deserted them and the referee was the talking point of the game.
The Ugly Inside TV ! Wembley Away Day - Southampton News Freddie captures the trip to Wembley from start to finish, see if you can spot yourself in the footage. Get two free £10 bets on Southampton v AFC Bournemouth by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £10 and William Hill will give you two £10 bets.
Mark Hughes Furious About Disallowed Goal and VAR As Southampton Fall to Chelsea in FA Cup Last 4 Southampton manager Mark Hughes has expressed his frustration with the standard of refereeing in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea, which the Saints lost 2-0 courtesy of goals from Olivier Giroud and Álvaro Morata.
Hoedt laments costly FA Cup decision WESLEY Hoedt is adamant Saints were denied a legitimate goal by referee Martin Atkinson in their 2-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea at…
FA Cup and Premier League: talking points from the weekend's action Harry Kane is out of sorts, Joe Hart soars before being floored, and Stoke must choose between youth and experience up front.
Mark Hughes furious VAR not used as Southampton are denied a goal Southampton manager Mark Hughes was left bemused after the video assistant referee was not consulted in the 'match-defining' moment of Sunday's FA Cup semi-final loss to Chelsea.
READER LETTER: 'There's still time to get rid of Hughes' MARK Hughes's solution to Southampton's current football plight is "to commit more fouls and be more cynical".
Hughes demands Cherries focus Mark Hughes has told Saints to put their Wembley disappointment behind them and focus on beating Bournemouth in a game he says they “need to…
Mourinho row is a thing of past insists Chelsea boss Chelsea, inspired by Eden Hazard, defeated Southampton 2-0 in yesterday's semi-final thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata, to set up a date with Manchester United. Conte and Mourinho have clashed numerous times in the recent past, although both played down their feud before their league meeting in February.
Hughes wants answers over VAR as Saints lose semi Blues goalkeeper Willy Caballero dropped the ball into his own net during the second half at Wembley but referee Martin Atkinson disallowed the goal and penalised Saints striker Charlie Austin for a foul. Chelsea were 1-0 up at that stage thanks to Olivier Giroud, and substitute Alvaro Morata sealed a 2-0 success with a late header.
Gallery: Chelsea 2-0 Saints The best photos from Saints' Emirates FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League and FA Cup photos Your weekend round-up of the best photography from the FA Cup and England’s top flight.
Wembley specialist Olivier Giroud indulges taste for the spectacular - Paul MacInnes The Chelsea striker maintained his knack for scoring eye-catching goals and winning at the national stadium in the FA Cup semi-final victory over Southampton.
Giroud continues his brilliant FA Cup run - FIVE THINGS YOU MISSED Chelsea will face Manchester United in the FA Cup final after beating Southampton 2-0 at Wembley on Sunday thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata.
Video: Hughes on Wembley defeat Watch the Welshman give his semi-final verdict.
Hughes: It should've been reviewed Manager can't see why Saints "goal" was not referred to VAR.
Romeu: Early goal cost us Oriol looks back on a painful afternoon at Wembley.
Video: Romeu on cup exit The Saints midfielder on semi-final loss to Chelsea.
Conte backs Man United to beat his Chelsea side in FA Cup final The Blues boss watched as Olivier Giroud put his side ahead against Southampton at Wembley with a goal in the opening minute of the second half, before his replacement off the substitutes' bench, Alvaro Morata, made the semi-final safe 10 minutes from time as he headed in a Cesar Azpilicueta cross.
Poll: Every ref in the country would give foul for Austin's challenge Southampton were denied an equaliser when Charlie Austin attempted to bundle the ball over the line only for referee Martin Atkinson to award a foul after the striker made contact with Willy Caballero.
Chelsea 2-0 Southampton: Hughes anger over semi-final decisions Mark Hughes expressed his frustration with the VAR system and referee Martin Atkinson after Saints had what they felt was a perfectly goal ruled…
Player ratings for Chelsea v Southampton We can only hope that those at the helm have the drive and ambition to right what they have plainly got wrong and they need to come out and say so if they want to retain any of their dwindling credibility. Neither side was particularly impressive. We've improved under Hughes, but not enough to actually make a difference to the results.
Olivier Giroud is proving good value at £18m for Chelsea MATT BARLOW AT WEMBLEY: When Chelsea set out with measuring sticks in January to find a new centre forward it took time before they settled on Olivier Giroud.
Chelsea Are In The FA Cup Final After Defeating Southampton! Chelsea have secured their place in the FA Cup final after beating Southampton at Wembley. They won 2-nil, to set-up a decider with Manchester United back at the national stadium next month. Forwards Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata got the goals for last season's runners-up.
Saints' cup dream ends at Wembley Two second-half goals cement Chelsea's place in the FA Cup final.
Chelsea 2-0 Southampton: Hazard & Giroud Light up Wembley As Dominant Blues Sink Saints Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud were in scintillating form as Chelsea battled to a hard-fought but deserved 2-0 win over Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Sunday afternoon. The win was, however, marred slightly by controversy after the Saints had a goal controversially ruled out.
Olivier Giroud dances past Saints to send Chelsea into FA Cup final Second-half goals from Olivier Giroud and Álvaro Morata gave Chelsea a 2-0 win against Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final.
Chelsea 2-0 Southampton The headline team news for the Blues was Olivier Giroud's selection ahead of Alvaro Morata in attack, while Mario Lemina and Charlie Austin started for the Saints. Chelsea began well with Willian hitting the woodwork, but Southampton held their own, albeit extremely defensive in their play.
Three things we learned: Chelsea v. Southampton LONDON - Chelsea beat Southampton 2-0 in the FA Cup semifinal at Wembley on Sunday, with the Blues setting up an FA Cup final clash with Manchester United on May 19. Antonio Conte's side scored twice in the second half with Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata on the scoresheet against a sorry Saints outfit.
'Southampton were robbed' Fans fume at game-changing decision as Chelsea reach FA Cup final Fans have taken to social media in their droves this evening to insist that Southampton were 'robbed' during their clash with Chelsea, following an incident involving Charlie Austin and Willy Caballero. The two sides went head to head at Wembley, in the second of the FA Cup's semi-finals.
Frank Lampard reacts to Chelsea FC's 2-0 win over Southampton in FA Cup After a goalless first half at Wembley, Olivier Giroud gave the Blues the lead in the second half with a fine solo effort and finish from close range. Substitute Alvaro Morata them made it 2-0 to the west London club when he headed home Cesar Azpilicueta's cross moments after coming on.
Giroud, Morata put Chelsea in FA Cup final at Southampton's expense Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata took their chances against a wasteful Southampton side to book the Blues' spot in the FA Cup final.
'Giroud or Messi?' Twitter reacts to Chelsea opener vs Southampton Viewers of the clash between Chelsea and Southampton have taken to Twitter in numbers this evening to liken Olivier Giroud to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, following the former's stunning goal early in the second-half. The two sides are currently locked in action at Wembley, in the second of the FA Cup's semi-finals.
Chelsea 2-0 Southampton: Giroud and Morata send blues to FA Cup final IAN LADYMAN AT WEMBLEY: Chelsea eased into the FA Cup final after goals from Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata saw Antonio Conte's beat Southampton 2-0 at Wembley on Sunday.
Chelsea brush Saints aside to set up FA Cup final against United Chelsea eased to a 2-0 victory over Southampton in their FA Cup semi-final to set up a final clash with Manchester United. The Blues took the lead less than a minute into the second half when Olivier Giroud danced around three Saints defenders inside the box before poking the ball into the net.
England - FA Cup Final Stages - TeamTalk Chelsea vs Southampton - 22-04-2018.
Chelsea v Southampton: FA Cup semi-final – live! Minute-by-minute report: Who will face Manchester United in the final? Join Rob Smyth to find out.
LIVE, FA Cup semifinal: Chelsea v. Southampton Click on the links above to follow the action live, while we will have reaction and analysis live from Wembley right here on Pro Soccer Talk. Chelsea team: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Emerson; Willian, Giroud, Hazard.
Chelsea vs Southampton LIVE: Follow all the FA Cup semi-final action Chelsea will be looking to reach the FA Cup final for the second successive season when they take on Southampton at Wembley for the right to meet Manchester United. Follow all the action here.
Saints v Chelsea at Wembley - are you in our fan pics? Check out pictures of the fans and match build up.
Chelsea vs Southampton Welcome to the live stream and updates for Chelsea's FA Cup semifinal against Southampton. The sides met just a week ago in the Premier League. Southampton took a 2-goal lead, but Chelsea, spearheaded by a double from Olivier Giroud, came back to win 3-2.
Højbjerg: Chance to learn from mistakes The Danish midfielder calls on Saints to recover at Wembley.
Antonio Conte drops hint about Emerson ahead of Chelsea FC v Southampton The 23-year-old Brazilian has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge since having signed from Italian side Roma in the January transfer window. Emerson has been struggling with fitness issues in recent months but he made his first Premier League start of the season for the Blues when he helped Chelsea FC beat Burnley 2-1 on Thursday night.
Hughes: Nothing to fear! Saints boss on semi-final showdown with Chelsea.
Yoshida keen to avoid another sleepless night MAYA Yoshida admits he couldn't get a wink of sleep after Saints' costly defeat to today's FA Cup semi-final opponents Chelsea two weeks' ago.
Press Conference : Hughes on Wembley The boss speaks with Sunday newspaper journalists.
Antonio Conte believes FA Cup will be much harder to win than last year The Chelsea manager said his side missed a great chance to win the FA Cup last year against Arsenal but that it will be much tougher this year if they beat Southampton.
Hughes - We will have a go The Saints are currently involved in a relegation scrap and remain in the bottom three in the Premier League. Southampton are four points from safety after 34 games but they will take on Swansea in the coming weeks, who sit just above them in the table.
Mark Hughes hoping to continue his love affair with the FA Cup Saints take on Chelsea in the semi-final of the FA Cup at Wembley on Sunday as they aim to take their minds off a relegation battle in the Premier League.
Mark Hughes hopes to continue FA Cup love affair Saints take on Chelsea in the semi-final at Wembley as they aim to take their minds off a relegation battle in the Premier League.
Conte compares his win record with that of his rival Conte has also stirred up his on-running battle with former Blues boss Mourinho by saying his record over 100 games at the club, which he insisted should have been better, was achieved following the club's 10th-placed finish whilst the Blues had been runners up when Mourinho first took over.
Opposition View: Chelsea Antonio Conte is not expecting an easy ride at Wembley.
Mark Hughes hopes his magic touch can inspire Southampton in FA Cup Mark Hughes’s volley in an FA Cup semi-final in 1994 set Manchester United on their way to the Double and he is looking for something similar from Southampton against Chelsea.
Mark Hughes will be thinking of the drop during cup clash The Saints go to Wembley to take on Antonio Conte's Chelsea side hoping to reach a first FA Cup final since 2003, but they are teetering near a drop to the Championship as they sit four points from safety with four games left.
Alvaro Morata sends apology to Chelsea FC fans ahead of Southampton clash The Spanish striker started the game but was brought off by Antonio Conte in the 71st minute as the Blues sealed a 2-1 win over the Clarets to keep their hopes of finishing in the top four alive.
Chelsea v Southampton: match preview Chelsea are the heavy favourites to brush aside struggling Southampton, who they beat last week in the league, and progress to the final of the FA Cup.
Paul Merson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Southampton in FA Cup Chelsea FC have struggled in Antonio Conte's second season in charge at the west London outfit despite winning the Premier League title with two games to spare last season. The Blues are in fifth place in the Premier League table and five points adrift of Tottenham Hotspur, who occupied the final Champions League qualification spot.
Video: Hughes previews semi-final Watch the manager's interview ahead of Sunday's game.
Hughes: Seize your chance The manager looks to the FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea.
Let's play FIFA 18: WAGNH vs. SMM In this series, I will use FIFA 18 to simulate as well as play the next Chelsea FC match. with the difficulty on the highest level, because much like Chelsea FC, I occasionally like to make things difficult on myself for no reason whatsoever. For the starting lineup I have the following to take on the Saints:.
Saints DSA give George a day to remember SAINTS Disabled Supporters Association put an extra special smile on the face of seven-year-old George Senior as he got to experience his first…
Hughes hoping to make more happy FA Cup memories Mark Hughes is hoping to make some more happy FA Cup memories this weekend.
Mark Lawrenson predicts Chelsea FC v Southampton in the FA Cup The Blues head into the game on the back of their victory at Burnley on Thursday night as they kept their faint hopes of finishing in the top four this season alive.
Fa Cup betting tips and odds plus Premier League game-by-game guide It's not all about Arsene Wenger this weekend - we've got the FA Cup semi-finals as well as more crunch clashes in the Premier League. Here's our game-by-game betting guide.
Mark Hughes' calls on Southampton stars to tap into childhood dreams 'As a kid, that was one of my main goals. I'd be kicking the ball about in a yard and dreaming of going to play in an FA Cup final. I was able to do it and now we have to grab this chance.'
Chelsea and Southampton FC Starting XI Predictions Chelsea and Southampton will clash for the second time in just eight days when the two sides meet on Sunday in Wembley Stadium for an FA Cup semifinal clash. The Blues came back from a 1-0 halftime deficit to beat the Saints 3-2 this past Saturday at the Saint Mary's.
Hughes waits on duo Both midfielders are being assessed after missing Thursday's goalless draw at Leicester City. Hughes will be hoping at least one of them will make the trip to Wembley for the semi-final of the FA Cup.
A Rough Guide To Wembley - Southampton News Our third trip to the stadium in a little over a year, but for those that want a bit of help and also the official pub splits read on. The Stadium. The old stadium was an icon with it's twin towers, so that meant the new one had to have something as stunning and that has been achieved through the arch that can be seen from many miles around.
Chelsea v Southampton Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's FA Cup game between Chelsea and Southampton.
Højbjerg: Let’s rewrite Wembley story Feature Pierre Emile Hojbjerg Southampton Chelsea FA Cup semi final 1718.
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg: ‘Bayern is the school of forming a champion’ - David Hytner As he prepares to take on Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final, Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Højbjerg reflects on life as a Bayern Munich wunderkind and playing for Pep Guardiola.
5 former players who could become Arsenal's next manager There are a lot of options available but getting someone who's already been at the club would be a very good choice. There are a lot of players who played for the Gunners and are now managers. Here's a look at 5 possible ex-players who could come back to manage Arsenal:.
Gallery: Saints prepare for FA Cup semi-final Check out the photos from Saints' Thursday session at Staplewood.
Fan information: FA Cup semi-final Read all the key info if you're attending the Emirates FA Cup semi-final.
Mark Hughes says Southampton's relegation battle will be on his mind Mark Hughes admits Southampton's Premier League relegation battle will be in the back of his mind during this Sunday's FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea. The Saints are on the brink of relegation.
Chelsea vs Southampton: FA Cup team news, kick-off time and odds Southampton will monitor Mario Lemina and Sofiane Boufal for the FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea. Lemina has been suffering with back and hamstring problems, while Boufal is ill.
Official Wembley Stadium Information For Saints and Chelsea Fans - Southampton News The FA have released a statement detailing all the official information for Sunday ranging from turnstile opening times to the size and type of banner that will or won't be allowed in the stadium.
Pub Split For FA Cup Semi Finals Announced - Southampton News The FA along with the Metropolitan Police have announced the split for the FA Cup semi finals this weekend for the four teams involved, read of for the Saints fans only pubs. West End Of Wembley - Southampton.
Hughes delivers Wembley team news The boss admits rotation is a possibility against Chelsea.
LISTEN: 1984 Saints squad singing Oh When the Saints - with pictures WITH Saints set to take on Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final in two days time, the Daily Echo takes a look back at when the squad recorded a song…
Saints to make semi-final changes Mark Hughes is considering making a raft of changes to his Saints side for the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea.
Three Notable Absences From The Squad Again. - Southampton News When the 18 to face Leicester City was announced last night there were three notable absentees from the squad.
'We need a miracle' - Southampton FC fans react to Premier League draw at Leicester City Southampton fans were left with mixed emotions after witnessing their side only manage a goalles draw at Leicester City last night. Although Mark Hughes' side halted their four game league losing streak, a point does little for their Premier league survival hopes.
Attacking stars set to return after midweek rest Both players were named on the Blues' bench against Burnley on Thursday as boss Antonio Conte rested a number of his stars for the Wembley clash. Centre-back Andreas Christensen and wing-back Davide Zappacosta are also likely to return to the side but Marcos Alonso will be missing through suspension.
Press Conference : Hughes previews semi-final Watch the manager preview Sunday's visit to Wembley.
Saints At Leicester City The Verdict - Southampton News Not the three points we really needed, but it was a battling display, although it ran out of steam in the final quarter of the game.
Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Southampton The Blues have endured a difficult second season under Antonio Conte following a disappointing title defence. Chelsea FC are in fifth place in the Premier League table and five points adrift of Tottenham Hotspur in fourth spot. The west London side lost 4-1 to La Liga giants FC Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16 last month.
Southampton hero Lundekvam opens up on battle with vodka and cocaine The Norwegian is a hero on the south coast having played over 400 times and was recently voted into the team's all-time best XI, but has battled plenty of demons in the wake of his playing days.
The Ugly Inside TV ! Leicester Game Fans Reaction - Southampton News Nick Wiz and Pat give their reactions from a pub garden in Leicester straight after the draw up at the King Power Stadium last night, Freddie takes the easy option back in the studio. Get two free £10 bets on Chelsea v Southampton by opening a new account at William Hill.
Chelsea, Southampton learn true value of a No. 9 in calamitous campaigns The ESPN FC guys debate whether Alvaro Morata is overrated or just a bad fit for Chelsea. It could be their last meeting for years. Southampton and Chelsea are separated by 13 places now and could be divided by a division next season. Southampton have gone 42 years without a trophy.
Puel disappointed Foxes failed to defeat Saints The Foxes chief, who was facing the club which sacked him at the end of last season, watched as his side halted back-to-back losses on Thursday night, but they still remain without a home win in the Premier League since January 20. 'I am happy with our performance, the players gave their best and we are disappointed not to win,' said Puel.
Hughes claims Saints will have to take risks in survival mission Saints halted their losing run with a goalless draw at Leicester on Thursday but the result does little for their survival hopes as Hughes' side arrived at the King Power Stadium five points adrift of safety with five matches remaining, following four straight league defeats.
THE VERDICT: Saints come up short It was something, but not enough.
Hughes defends Saints tactics Mark Hughes defended his tactics in the goalless draw at Leicester.
Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso meets up with friends for a meal Marcos Alonso made the most of his enforced lay-off by enjoying a meal with friends at Zuma in Kensington as his Chelsea team-mates prepared for the Premier League clash at Burnley.
Leicester 0-0 Saints Watch back the key action from King Power Stadium.
90 in 90: Leicester 0-0 Saints Watch our 90-second highlights package from King Power Stadium.
Southampton blow survival chance at Leicester Mark Hughes is still searching for his first Premier League win as Southampton manager after a goalless draw with Leicester at the King Power Stadium. Leicester City 0 Southampton 0: Iheanacho goes close for Foxes early on Tadic half-volley flies just wide Long denied by Hamer from six yards out McCarthy keeps out Vardy volley.
Hughes insists Southampton need to start taking risks Saints halted their losing run but a goalless draw at Leicester does little for their survival hopes. Hughes' side arrived at the King Power Stadium five points adrift of safety with five matches left.
Hughes: We need to be more expansive Boss content with Leicester point but asks for more attacking intent.
Video: Hughes on Leicester stalemate Watch the manager's post-match reaction from King Power Stadium.
Hughes still believes Saints can survive Mark Hughes still believes Saints can avoid relegation and insisted that the goalless draw at Leicester was a positive for his team.
Hughes reacts as Southampton can only draw at Leicester Mark Hughes will "make changes" to his Southampton side for their FA Cup clash against Chelsea after they drew 0-0 at Leicester. The Saints couldn't break the deadlock as they were held at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night with the point putting them four points off safety.
Leicester 0-0 Southampton: Saints Gain Point Against Claude Puel's Foxes in Goalless Draw Leicester City manager Claude Puel made five changes to his Foxes side as they were held to a 0-0 draw by his former side Southampton. Puel dropped captain Wes Morgan and fellow title-winning defender Danny Simpson in a lineup that was the topic of discussion amongst fans in the build up to the game.
Leicester City 0-0 Southampton Mark Hughes' men arrived in the East Midlands desperate for a victory to close the gap on Swansea in the final position of safety in the Premier League.
Saints made to settle for Leicester stalemate It's a point on the road but two slip away in survival race.
Leicester 0-0 Southampton: Saints four points from safety LAURIE WHITWELL AT THE KING POWER STADIUM: On the hottest April day in 70 years Southampton and Leicester played a game that might have needed 70 years for a goal.
Player ratings for Leicester City v Southampton Leicester City 0 v 0 SouthamptonBarclays Premier LeagueThursday, 19th April 2018 Kick-off 19:45 Although we got a point l fear it could be to late, to many passes going astray again but we held on but not enough in front of goal again to think we would score the much needed goal.Still in with a chance but slowly slipping away from us.
Leicester City 0 Southampton 0: Saints' survival bid suffers fresh blow Full-time: Leicester City - Southampton. The Foxes have the better of the chances but they can't snatch all three points against the Saints.#LeiSou pic.twitter.com/ucQPmdWnzs. - Leicester City April 19, 2018.
Leicester 0-0 Southampton: Saints lose chance to gain relegation ground The Saints now sit four points behind 17th place Swansea City, while Leicester remains in eighth place - trailing Arsenal and the top six by 10 points. Marouane Fellaini's time in Manchester looks to be numbered, and a move abroad could have the Belgian in line for one last payday during his career.
Stalemate at Leicester leaves Southampton’s hopes hanging by thread Southampton’s Premier League relegation worries increased after they could manage only a 0-0 draw at Leicester’s King Power Stadium.
England - Premier League - TeamTalk Leicester City vs Southampton - 19-04-2018.
Leicester City v Southampton - matchday live All the build-up, team news, chat and match action live from the King Power Stadium as Saints take on Leicester in the Premier League.
Burnley vs Chelsea, LIVE: Plus updates from Leicester vs Southampton Burnley will resume their unlikely pursuit of a place in the Europa League when they welcome Chelsea. Follow the action from Turf Moor and Leicester vs Southampton with DANIEL MATTHEWS.
Lawro's Premier League and FA Cup predictions v BBC Asian Network DJ Noreen Khan BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on BBC Asian Network presenter Noreen Khan to predict this weekend's FA Cup semi-finals and Premier League fixtures.
Opposition View: Leicester City Get the thoughts from opposition camp manger Claude Puel.
Chelsea star Marcos Alonso given three-game ban for violent conduct Alonso was deemed to be guilty of violent conduct after planting his left boot into Shane Long's right leg during last Saturday's Premier League meeting between the Saints and Chelsea.
Marcos Alonso handed three-match ban Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has been handed a three-match ban following his challenge on Southampton's Shane Long last weekend.
Chelsea's Marcos Alonso given three-match ban for tackle on Shane Long Chelsea's Marcos Alonso is given a three-match ban for violent conduct after a tackle on Shane Long in Saturday's 3-2 win at Southampton.
Saints At Leicester City The Preview - Southampton News What can be said about this evenings game that hasn't been said before, we need to find what has been missing most of the season. The performance in the first 70 minutes on Saturday against Chelsea gives us hope that we can go to Leicester and get only our 2nd League win in almost five months.
Tonight Will Be The Start Of The Revival Or The Beginning Of The End ! - Southampton News Make no bones about it, this evening's trip to Leicester City will end with either the clubs above us nervously looking over their shoulders or breathing a sigh of relief.
Davis back in contention for Southampton The Northern Ireland international, who was expected to return against Chelsea last time out but failed a late fitness test, has not been involved for the Saints since mid-February due to an Achilles injury.
Leicester sweating over fitness of Okazaki for Saints clash Japan international Okazaki, who arrived at the King Power Stadium in 2015 from Mainz, was forced off in the 2-1 defeat to Burnley last time out and manager Claude Puel has revealed the forward is a doubt.
Burnley v Chelsea - Betting News The Saints, so often heralded as a perfect model for recruitment and development in the Premier League, have had a wretched season and currently sit five points adrift of safety. They need a win, and they need it very quickly. Last weekend would have been especially tough for Southampton to stomach.
Hughes: Players are determined Saints boss pleased with what he's seen from squad ahead of Leicester.
Video: Hughes previews Leicester Watch our interview with the manager ahead of tonight's game.
Hughes hopes Puel has got his revenge MARK Hughes is praying former St Mary’s chief Claude Puel has quenched his thirst for revenge ahead of Saints’ trip to Leicester tonight in a…
Hughes demands no fear heading into massive Foxes clash Struggling Saints are in serious danger of the drop and travel to the King Power Stadium five points adrift of safety with games and time fast running out on them. Hughes accepts the situation is precarious but has urged his players to be fearless going into the final five league matches as they look to pull off the great escape.
Press Conference : Hughes previews Foxes Watch the manager speak with the written media.
Leicester vs Southampton Preview: Previous Encounter, Key Battle, Team News, Prediction & More Leicester City welcome Southampton to the King Power Stadium in Thursday's midweek Premier League fixture, with the away team hoping a victory will help them in their quest for Premier League survival.
Gallery: Saints train ahead of Leicester View our images as Southampton continued working at Staplewood.
On The Road: Leicester Plan your trip to the King Power Stadium with our handy away guide.
Hughes insists Southampton's position will make them more focused Southampton boss Mark Hughes believes the club's precarious position will only sharpen the focus of his players. Saints travel to Leicester on Thursday.
Leicester City v Southampton Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday's Premier League game between Leicester City and Southampton.
Davis in travelling squad for Leicester The boss issues a team news update ahead of Thursday's game.
Hughes: Perilous position sharpens Southampton's focus Southampton boss Mark Hughes believes the club's precarious position will ensure his players keep their minds 100% focused on the job in hand. Saints travel to Leicester on Thursday five points from Premier League safety with only 15 left to play for.
Saints can't fear failure, says Hughes MARK Hughes has urged Saints not to be ‘cowed’ by their desperate situation in the Premier League, and has even asked his side to ‘enjoy’…
Press Conference : Hughes on Leicester Watch the Saints boss speak with the media.
Hojbjerg retains survival belief The Saints are in real danger of dropping out of the Premier League this season as, with five games remaining in their campaign, they sit third from bottom of the standings and five points adrift of safety. The south-coast club have only won one of their last 20 top-flight games and threw away a 2-0 lead against Chelsea last weekend to lose 3-2.
Rating the Premier League managers in their performance this season Everton fans have been asked to rate the ability of Sam Allardyce to get the best out of his team from zero to 10 in an online questionnaire. But how would the other Premier League bosses rare?
Puel not bothered by Saints' plight LEICESTER boss Claude Puel is unconcerned by the plight of his former club Saints and sees Thursday's game against them as part of his…
Coach Travel Still Available For Wembley - Southampton News If you don't fancy braving the trains for Wembley on Sunday, then Southampton Away Travel still have some seats available. Southampton Away Travel your friendly supporter run provider of coaches to all Saints away games are down to the last 100 or so seats for the trip to Wembley on Sunday.
Saints need four wins from five to survive - Hoedt The Saints have won just five matches all season and Saturday's 3-2 defeat against Chelsea at St Mary's left them five points behind Swansea in the final position of safety. A trip to Leicester is up next on Thursday, before their FA Cup semi-final clash against Chelsea at Wembley this weekend.
Højbjerg: We have a big responsibility Saints midfielder on the team's run-in.
Why Would Anyone Want To Miss An FA Cup Semi Final ! - Southampton News With plenty of tickets still available for the FA Cup Final against Chelsea on Sunday, the big question is why Saints fans would want to miss one of the few matches in their lives that offer a chance of glory.
Westwood attracting Saints interest The experienced shot-stopper has seen his season cut short with the Owls due to a groin injury and has one year remaining on his current deal with the South Yorkshire outfit.
Arsenal and Man City 'both interested in signing James Maddison' There is set to be a scramble for the 21-year-old's signature in the summer after a stunning season in the Championship, in which he has scored 14 times and notched eight assists.
Hoedt: We need 12 points to survive Wesley Hoedt believes Saints need to win four of their remaining five games to avoid relegation.
Foxes star in fitness race to face struggling Saints The Denmark ace suffered an ankle injury in the 2-1 defeat at Burnley over the weekend and the Foxes have yet to reveal how long he will be out for. However, Puel says he has yet to return to training and is now a big doubt for the home clash against struggling Southampton on Thursday night.
Gallery: Saints prepare for Foxes Leicester trip looms large at Staplewood.
Bednarek eager to get basics right The 22-year-old scored on his Premier League debut on Saturday to help Saints go 2-0 up against Chelsea but it was the Blues who produced a remarkable comeback to claim all three points.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg praises added 'intensity' under Mark Hughes Mark Hughes has given Southampton added "discipline and intensity" since taking charge, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg believes.
Southampton apply to join Women's Championship Southampton join Manchester United in applying to enter a team in next season's Women's Championship.
Alonso charged by FA Chelsea's Marcos Alonso has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association.
Chelsea's Marcos Alonso charged by FA for tackle on Southampton's Shane Long Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso is charged with violent conduct by the FA for a tackle on Shane Long in Saturday's 3-2 win at Southampton.
Premier League predictions: Lawro v This Country star Charlie Cooper BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on This Country star and Fulham fan Charlie Cooper in this week's Premier League predictions.
Alonso facing three-game ban after FA action Spain international Alonso, who joined the Blues in 2016 from Fiorentina, appeared to stand on the back of Long's calf in the first half of Saturday's 3-2 comeback win at St Mary's.
Alonso set to miss FA Cup semi-final as Chelsea star lands charge Marcos Alonso is facing the prospects of serving a three-match ban after being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association. The Chelsea left wing-back appeared to stand on the back of Southampton striker Shane Long's leg during their Premier League game on Saturday, but the incident went unpunished by referee Mike Dean.
Why Southampton, Stoke and West Brom are exiting Premier League Auf wiedersehen, West Brom. This season, three Premier League fixtures look like they are going to exit the top flight.
Inside Track: Leicester Leicester Mercury journalist Rob Tanner gives the lowdown on the Foxes.
A Rough Guide To Leicester City - Southampton News It will only be the die hards that have kept the faith and will travel to Leicester City for a game that is crucial, most of those will have been there before, but for any who haven't here is the info.
Ref Review: Man Utd robbed; errors galore in Spurs v Man City; officials spot on in West Ham game We run the rule over a number of controversial decisions this weekend, with Tottenham, Man City, Manchester United and Southampton all on the wrong end of some bad calls.
Lazio links old news for Saints striker Gabbiadini has found himself on the fringes of the Southampton squad this season, starting just 11 Premier League games. The 26-year-old Italian has been linked with a summer move at regular intervals and Lazio have been credited with an interest, but agent Silvio Pagliari has indicated there has been no contact with the Rome club.
Bednarek still has hope of Saints surviving SAINTS defender Jan Bednarek admitted he had mixed emotions after his Premier League debut.
Antonio Conte fires stern warning at Chelsea FC stars after Southampton win The Blues game from two goals down to claim all three points against the Saints thanks to two second-half goals from Olivier Giroud and one strike from Eden Hazard.
Neville believes 'it would be a huge shock' if Stoke or Saints survive Gary Neville weighed in on the battle for Premier League survival, claiming it would be a 'huge shock' if Stoke or Southampton pull off a great escape and beat the drop.
FA likely to review Alonso's challenge THE FA will probably review Marcos Alonso’s X-rated challenge on Shane Long.
Yoshida targeting Leicester revenge Defender determined to make amends for December defeat.
Eight stages of Gareth Bale's career: Tottenham outcast to Real Madrid hero Gareth Bale has established himself as one of the greatest talents of his generation during his career for Southampton, Tottenham and Real Madrid. Having burst onto the scene as a prodigious youngster in the Championship, Bale has never done things the easy way and has had plenty of doubters throughout his career.
Saints face Foxes fight for 18-goal striker The Daily Mail claims both clubs are keen on the pacy 24-year-old, who has stood out for the Swiss league leaders. Assale has scored 18 goals this season for the Bern-based club. Saints have a permanent scout in Switzerland and have checked on Assale, who is keen to make the next step up in his career, several times.
The Ugly Inside TV ! Chelsea Game Fans Reaction - Southampton News Saints fans were in a state of shock after a final 20 minutes saw the team throw away a vital three points. Get two free £10 bets on Leicester City v Southampton by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £10 and William Hill will give you two £10 bets.
Saints V Chelsea The Verdict - Southampton News A devastating day for Saints supporters after eight minutes of madness saw defeat snatched from the jaws of victory. For over an hour on Saturday it looked like the Saints of old, passion enthusiasm and plain old rolling their sleeves up and fighting.
Antonio Rudiger has 'no idea' why he was dropped against Southampton Antonio Conte left Antonio Rudiger out of his squad for the trip to St Mary's after he criticised his tactics following the 1-1 draw at home to West Ham earlier this month.
Saints goalscorer watched by Italian giants TMW claim Saints' Serbian star was watched by scouts from Juve and AC Milan in Saturday's 3-2 home defeat to Chelsea. The 29-year-old, who still has over two years left on the long-term contract he signed in 2016, scored his fourth goal of the season in the match.
How ex-Chelsea FC and Southampton FC manager Glenn Hoddle gave Yeovil Town striker a football lifeline In-form striker Alex Fisher has thanked the Glenn Hoddle Academy for giving him a "lifeline". The Yeovil Town forward has notched four goals in four games, including the late strike that earned a 2-2 draw away at Swindon Town on Tuesday.
READER LETTER: Have Saints forgotten about our talented on-loan youngster? JUST in case Les Read hasn’t noticed, a very talented young player we loaned to Fulham for the rest of the season is performing brilliantly for…
THE VERDICT: It's like 2005 all over again In a season full of unwanted parallels, it was rather hard to avoid another zinger as Saints capitulated against Chelsea.
Hughes warns Southampton must toughen up or face Premier League drop The need for Southampton to be that little more streetwise in their last five games is crucial, not least after they found themselves cut five points adrift of safety by Saturday evening.
Mark Hughes tells Southampton players to ‘get details right’ to survive Mark Hughes has bemoaned Southampton’s failure to hold on for a win against Chelsea and says they must concentrate better to avoid relegation.
Bednarek rues end to Premier League debut Polish defender on making his bow in defeat to Chelsea.
Chelsea consider summer swoop for Celtic boss Rodgers Antonio Conte's future at Stamford Bridge continues to be a hot topic and, although his current deal doesn't expire until 2019, it is thought he will leave the Blues at the end of this season.
Hughes: We need everybody with us Manager hails Saints support in his first home game at the helm.
Hughes learns who will and won't help Saints Mark Hughes believes he has quickly learned which players can help save the club from relegation and those who will not.
Photo: Pedro sends message to Chelsea FC fans after Southampton comeback The Blues found themselves to be 2-0 after 60 minutes at St Mary's but managed to fight back and get back into the game to claim a 3-2 win. Substitute Olivier Giroud netted either side of Eden Hazard's goal in the second half as Antonio Conte's men finally returned to winning ways in the top flight.
90 in 90: Saints 2-3 Chelsea Watch our 90-second highlights package from St Mary's.
Saints 2-3 Chelsea Watch the action from a dramatic game at St Mary's.
Hughes calls for Chelsea defender ban The former Chelsea striker insisted Alonso should have been sent off for his studs-up tackle on Long at St Mary's Stadium, where the Blues hit three goals in eight-minutes to win the match 3-2.
Glenn Hoddle meets up with old Monaco pal Claude Puel GLENN HODDLE: Hoddle was the star signing for Arsene Wenger’s Monaco and Puel was the 25-year-old academy graduate, a one-club man who would become a Monaco institution.
Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso should have been sent off, claims Mark Hughes Southampton’s manager has suggested Mike Dean’s failure to even give a foul for a tackle on Shane Long shows why there will be no English referees at the World Cup finals.
Mark Hughes bemoans standard of Premier League officiating Mark Hughes has called for Marcos Alonso to race retrospective punishment for a challenge on Shane Long in Southampton's 3-2 loss to Chelsea. Hughes hit out at the standard of refereeing in the league.
Gallery: Saints 2-3 Chelsea Our images from a dramatic afternoon at St Mary's.
Mark Hughes praises Southampton display despite defeat by Chelsea – video Southampton manager Mark Hughes used his post-match press conference to praise his side's performance, despite losing 3-2 to Chelsea having been 2-0 up.
Player ratings for Southampton v Chelsea Shame to see it go the same as so many this season but it never seems to change.Can't see a way out now as other results did not help us, some positive things but to many of the negative things that have plagued us all year. That's it now then could be going down again next year.
Video: Hughes reacts to Chelsea defeat Watch the manager reflect on his first home game in charge.
Hughes: We couldn't halt momentum shift Manager rues inability to prevent quick-fire Chelsea comeback.
Video: Bednarek on top-flight debut Watch the defender reflect on the game against Chelsea.
Hughes claims Chelsea defender should have been sent off Mark Hughes has called for Marcos Alonso to race retrospective punishment for a challenge on Shane Long in Southampton's 3-2 loss to Chelsea. Saints boss Hughes hit out at the standard of Premier League refereeing with a dig over English officials being snubbed for the summer's World Cup.
Hughes questions Saints 'soft underbelly' The Saints looked to be on course to secure just their second Premier League win since November after goals from Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek raced them into a 2-0 lead at St Mary's Stadium.
Lethargic Chelsea meandering towards the end of the season HARRY SLAVIN AT ST MARY'S STADIUM: Antonio Conte said this week that 22-year-old centre back Andreas Christensen was suffering from mental fatigue following arduous season.
Debutant Bednarek reflects on Chelsea defeat Jan Bednarek on the 3-2 defeat to Chelsea.
Southampton v Chelsea - story of the match Super-sub Olivier Giroud dragged Chelsea to a 3-2 Premier League win at Southampton, whose hopes of avoiding relegation suffered another blow.
Southampton 2-3 Chelsea: Saints 'can't feel sorry' for themselves Mark Hughes says Saints cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves after throwing away a two goal lead to collapse to defeat against Chelsea.
Olivier Giroud seals Chelsea’s comeback win to stun struggling Southampton Southampton remain in the relegation zone after Chelsea fought back from 2-0 down thanks to three goals in eight minutes that included two from Oliver Giroud and one by Eden Hazard.
Gary Lineker responds to Chelsea FC's 3-2 comeback win at Southampton The Blues fell behind in the 21st minute at St Mary's when Dusan Tadic gave the home side the lead. And Southampton doubled their lead on the hour-mark when Jan Bednarek netted a second to seemingly put the Saints in control.
Southampton 2-3 Chelsea: Stunning Blues comeback Chelsea fought back from 2-0 down to beat Southampton 3-2 on Saturday at St Mary's as the Blues scored three goals in eight minutes to turn the game on its head. Saints went 1-0 up through Dusan Tadic, then Jan Bednarek doubled the lead on his Premier League debut as the home side looked to be powering to victory.
Southampton 2-3 Chelsea The hosts handed a Premier League debut to Jan Bednarek, as he replaced the suspended Jack Stephens in central defence. The opening period of the game saw both sides working hard, but unable to forge any meaningful opportunities.
Le Tissier slams 'arrogant' Dean as he ignores Alonso stamp on Long Mike Dean was labelled a joke and an embarrassment by Sky Sports pundits Matt Le Tissier and Dennis Wise after appearing to ignore Marcos Alonso's stamp on Shane Long on Saturday.
Giroud scores twice as Chelsea stun Southampton with comeback win Substitute Olivier Giroud scored twice as Chelsea came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 against struggling at St Mary's in the Premier League on Saturday. Goals from Dusan Tadic and debutant Jan Bednarek looked to have put Saints in control, but Giroud's introduction on 61 minutes proved decisive.
Late heartbreak for Saints Chelsea's second-half comeback stuns St Mary's.
Southampton 2-3 Chelsea: Olivier Giroud and Eden Hazard down Saints SAMI MOKBEL AT ST MARY'S: Olivier Giroud led by example as his brace from the bench helped Chelsea come from behind to deepen Southampton's relegation fears.
Giroud sparks unlikely Chelsea revival as Blues finally show fight for Conte It looked like Chelsea players had given up on the league and Antonio Conte until Olivier Giroud's introduction turned things around at Southampton.
Chelsea star destroyed online for horror challenge on Southampton's Shane Long Viewers of this afternoon's Premier League clash between Southampton and Chelsea have taken to social media in their numbers to take aim at Blues' defender Marcos Alonso, following the Spaniard's 'disgusting' challenge on Shane Long.
Shocking Chelsea stat emerges following Southampton opener A damning statistic showcasing the defensive struggles of Premier League champions Chelsea has emerged this afternoon, after the Blues fell behind to Southampton. The two sides are currently locked in action at St Mary's, with hosts Southampton desperate for all 3 points in their bid to maintain their place in the Premier League.
Southampton and Leicester keeping tabs on £12m rated Roger Assale The 24-year-old has scored 18 goals this season for Young Boys of Bern in the Swiss League and in Europe and has caught the eye with his pace and skill.
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Watch Live: Southampton v. Chelsea Both Saints and Chelsea are in awful form with the former in the relegation zone and the latter 10 points off the top four. In team news Saints make one change as youngster Jan Bednarek comes in for the suspended Jack Stephens. Chelsea bring in Davide Zappacosta and Andreas Christensen as Victor Moses and Antonio Rudiger drop to the bench.
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Southampton v Chelsea: Match updates Updates and chat as Saints take on Chelsea in the Premier League.
Hughes relishing first home game Saints boss hoping for a great atmosphere at St Mary's.