Southampton will hope to put an end to their profligacy when they host a Swansea City side that has traditionally struggled in September.
Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand could make his first start of the season after returning from a knee injury as a substitute in the 6-0 Capital One Cup win at MK Dons in midweek.
Graziano Pelle is also expected to be available for Saints after a foot injury, but Jordy Clasie will again miss out at St Mary’s.
Swansea, meanwhile, have no new injury concerns and could keep faith with the side that was held to a 0-0 draw by Everton last weekend.
- The last three Premier League encounters between these sides have seen the away team win 1-0.
- There have only been seven goals scored in the six Premier League clashes between Southampton and Swansea City.
- Swansea City have won just three of their 16 Premier League games in the month of September (W3 D4 L9).
- Southampton have won just two of their last 12 Premier League matches (W2 D4 L6).
- Swansea have failed to score in their last two Premier League games – they last went three PL games without scoring in May 2013 under Michael Laudrup.
- The Swans have conceded only three goals in their last five Premier League games – the same number that Southampton conceded in their last PL match (2-3 v Man Utd).
- Southampton have attempted more shots than any other team in the Premier League this season (83, excluding blocked).
- Saints have fired in a league-high 131 crosses from open play this season.
- The South-coast side have also attempted 25 shots from headers in the Premier League in 2015-16; 10 more than any other side.
- Fourteen of Graziano Pellè’s 16 Premier League goals for Southampton have come at St. Mary’s Stadium (88%).