Southampton will not have a more difficult challenge in the Premier League this season than away at Liverpool and without Danny Ings.
Everton welcome Southampton to Goodison Park on Saturday.
A brush with relegation last season was a warning for Southampton - but how much have they done to fix the problems that saw the club under such pressure last time around?
The Southampton man has left St. Mary's temporarily to join Feyenoord, and it could impact West Ham's chances of signing Lemina.
Southampton have bolstered their squad this summer.
Big-money outcasts Guido Carillo and Sofiane Boufal appear to be finished in the Premier League...with Southampton, anyway.
Mark Hughes got the best out of Geoff Cameron at Stoke City and a reunion could be on the cards with Premier League Southampton.
Southampton have been linked with a move for Colombian striker Duvan Zapata but would be wise to heed a warning from West Ham United's co-owner.
Southampton are reportedly hoping to beat Tottenham Hotspur to the signing of Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri.
Joe Hart's future is up in the air once again but could Southampton be the club to resurrect the goalkeeper's flagging career?