Sadio Mane could be the key to Southampton maintaining their good record against Bournemouth, who have struggled for goals in this fixture.
Jay Rodriguez is Southampton’s only major doubt as he continues his struggle to recover from a foot problem. Shane Long (ankle) is definitely sidelined, but Sadio Mane is back in contention after serving a one-match ban.
Artur Boruc’s place between the sticks for Bournemouth is under threat following the horror show against Tottenham. Harry Arter is pushing for another start after returning in midweek from a five-month spell out.
Kick-off at St Mary’s on Sunday is at 4pm.
- Southampton are unbeaten in their last five league meetings with Bournemouth (W4 D1).
- The Cherries have failed to score on five of their eight visits to Southampton in the league.
- The two sides have never met before outside the third tier of English football, with their last meeting coming in March 2011 (3-1 away win for Saints).
- Southampton are unbeaten at home in league competition against Bournemouth, winning six and drawing two.
- The Cherries have used 13 English players in the Premier League this season, more than any other side.
- Eddie Howe’s side have won just one of their last seven Premier League games, losing four and drawing two.
- Graziano Pellè has mustered a league-high 36 shots this season (excl. blocked); scoring with five of them.
- Southampton have won just one of their last 12 Premier League away games (W1 D5 L6).
- Bournemouth have scored in each of their last eight PL games (netting exactly once in six of those matches) – only Leicester (11) and West Ham (10) can better this run.
- Sadio Mané has been directly involved in seven Southampton goals in his last seven appearances (three goals, four assists)