Match to be played on Saturday 18th October 2014 at 15:00. Venue: St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton.
Southampton host Sunderland on Saturday with Ronald Koeman’s side looking to maintain their place in the top-four and the Black Cats hoping to add to their first win of the season prior to the international break.
Southampton injury concerns: Sam Gallagher has a 75 per cent chance of playing after recovering from a knee injury, while Lloyd Isgrove has recovered from a knock but lacks match fitness.
Southampton absences: Koeman is without long-term absentees Jay Rodriguez (knee injury) and James Ward-Prowse (foot injury) while Maya Yoshida is also not expected back just yet due to an ankle problem.
Sunderland injury concerns: Gus Poyet has no new injury concerns going into this match.
Sunderland absences: Sebastian Coates remaind out with a knock and is not expected back until early November. Emanuele Giaccherini is also out with an ankle injury, while Ricky Alvarez is not available due to a knock.
Predicted starting line-ups:
Southampton – Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Alderweireld, Bertrand, Davis, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Tadic, Mane, Pelle
Sunderland – Mannone, Jones, Vergini, O’Shea, van Aanholt, Cattermole, Johnson, Larsson, Bridcutt, Wickham, Fletcher