After a relatively lacklustre season, Southampton sits 15th in the table with 40 points and two games to go. Exactly where they were 12 months ago.
Their remaining two games are against what looks to be an unstoppable Liverpool side who haven’t lost at Anfield in so long I don’t even have to look it up, and an out of sorts Leicester City side who have themselves witnessed a relatively poor campaign.
The Saints finished the 2020 season on 43 points, again in 15th place and with a minus 21 goal difference. fast forward 12 months and it is almost identical, they will almost certainly lose to Liverpool this weekend but there’s every chance of taking three points from Leicester.
Given the stats are so similar, have Southampton really improved since the Austrian took over?