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Live Reporting

By Harry Poole

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  1. 'We must stop the counter-attack'

    Southampton v Leicester (20:00 BST)


    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has just been on speaking to Sky Sports about why he has plumped for tonight's formation.

    He said: "It was not only because of the result against Wolves, today we need the defensive balance and the team did it well, so they get another chance.

    "Against a powerful team it helps you. It’s a very flexible shape. We tried it against Liverpool and had a chance to take a point, so we’ll try it again against another strong team."

    On the threat of Jamie Vardy: "Everybody know he waits for the moment the ball goes beyond the backline.

    "It means we must stop the counter-attack at the beginning if possible because it’s not always easy to stop him."

  2. Saints halt losing run

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    That draw with Wolves on Saturday handed Southampton their first league point since 14 September, halting a run of three straight defeats.

    Ralph Hasenhuttl's side put in a much improved showing from the 4-1 defeat at home to Chelsea prior to the international break, with the Austrian manager admitting afterwards that his players knew it was "time to show up".

    With back-to-back fixtures against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup and league to come next week, a positive result tonight could be crucial for confidence.

    Ralph Hasenhuttl
  3. Chance for Saints to move away from danger

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    Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl described his side's point against Wolves last weekend as "a step forward".

    And, though there remains a long way to go, they certainly need to begin taking a few more of those to avoid an uncomfortable campaign.

    A win this evening - an unlikely scoreline aside - would see them go 14th, above Manchester United.

    A heavy defeat would see them slip into the bottom three.

    Premier League bottom six - Southampton sit 17th
  4. Get Involved - your unluckiest moments in football

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    Chris Smalling conceded a controversial 93rd-minute penalty as Roma drew 1-1 with Borussia Monchengladbach in the Europa League last night.

    Adjudged to have blocked Nico Elvedi's header with his hand, replays showed the ball had actually smashed Smalling flush in the face. Ouch.

    So, naturally, tonight we want to hear from you about your unluckiest moments in football as we build-up to kick-off at St Mary's.

    Get involved on Twitter using #bbcfootball or text 81111 if you're in the UK.

    Chris Smalling
  5. Can Leicester take second?

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    Here's how the top of the Premier League looks as we approach the 10th round of fixtures - and it makes great reading for Brendan Rodgers' Leicester.

    Victory against Southampton tonight will take them above the reigning champions, five points behind leaders Liverpool.

    A huge incentive for the Foxes.

    Premier League top six - Leicester sit third
  6. Winter is here

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    Okay, so there may be one change to report...

    Not great conditions at St Mary's for tonight's match, where the Premier League's winter ball makes its first appearance of the season.


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  7. Team news

    Southampton v Leicester (20:00 BST)

    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl sticks with the same side that claimed a draw at Wolves in their last Premier League outing.

    Southampton XI: Gunn, Bednarek, Yoshida, Vestergaard, Valery, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Ings.

    Subs: McCarthy, Stephens, Long, Adams, Armstrong, Boufal, Danso.

    Southampton XI

    Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers also names an unchanged XI from the team that started the Foxes 2-1 win over Burnley last time out.

    Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Ricardo Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Ndidi, Perez, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy.

    Subs: Justin, Morgan, Gray, Albrighton, Ward, Choudhury, Praet.

    Leicester City XI
  8. Post update

    Southampton v Leicester (20:00 BST)

    Not much to tell you in regards to team news.

    Both sides are unchanged from last weekend...

  9. Emotional week for Leicester

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    There were emotional scenes at the King Power Stadium last Saturday, as Leicester marked the anniversary of former owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's death.

    He and four others died in a helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium on 27 October last year, and a Memorial Garden is set to open on the site on Sunday to "bring a sense of peace to the scene of the accident".

    The Foxes produced a fitting result on a difficult day as they fought back to beat Burnley 2-1 and keep themselves firmly in the mix for a top-four spot.

    Leicester pay tribute to former owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha
  10. What's to come

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    There's a nice spread of Premier League fixtures to come this weekend, with five games tomorrow and another four on Sunday.

    After tonight's action, Manchester City will get things under way against Aston Villa on Saturday, and Manchester United travel to Norwich to complete an intriguing 10th round of matches.

    Which are you most looking forward to from these?

    Premier League fixtures
  11. Early team news

    Southampton v Leicester (20:00 BST)

    Southampton winger Moussa Djenepo has returned to training after six weeks out with a hip injury - but he won't be fit in time for this one.

    Saints defender Cedric, meanwhile, is still sidelined with a calf injury.

    Leicester have no new injury problems, with James Maddison believed to be fully fit again.

    The midfielder was substituted as a precaution during last week's win over Burnley following injury and illness, but should be ready for tonight's game.

    We'll bring you the full team news from 19:00 BST.

    James Maddison
  12. Welcome

    Southampton v Leicester (20:00 BST)

    Will Leicester continue their excellent start to the season?

    Or can Southampton build some momentum to pull themselves away from potential trouble?

    Second place in the English top-flight is within reach for Brendan Rodgers' Foxes, but they'll have to wrestle a result from the Saints who are searching for just a third league win.

    Welcome to tonight's Premier League live text!

    St Marys