In Southampton after last season almost no stone was left unturned. Manager Ronald Koeman went. Sadio Mane, Victor Wanyama and Graziano Pelle have also left the club. Although it has quite well amplified by Nathan Redmond, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Sofiane Boufal and has also brought with Claude Puel a good new manager, the season opener was not nearly as one has imagined. Won has not in the first four rounds of the Premier League. At home there were two draws, away scarce defeats at Arsenal and Manchester United. In the Europa League, there was, however, now the first victory with 3: 0 even relatively clearly against Sparta Prague. Against Swansea but Puel has on record Shopping Boufal waive Jeremy Pied and the long-term injured Florin Gardos.
Swansea could at least win at Burnley on matchday. This was followed by defeats against Hull and Leicester. On the final day there was a surprising 2: 2 against Chelsea. Not a bad record when you consider that you have lost captain Ashley Williams, top scorer Andre Ayew and four other players over the summer. Good news there is from the treatment chamber. During a use of Nathan Dyer is still unlikely Borja Baston, who was signed for 15.5 million pounds from Atletico Madrid should make his debut.
After the victory in the Europa League the Südengländer should be able to first win in the championship, although Swansea is not to be underestimated for the services last shown.