The Premier League's most thoroughly out of form club Southampton host an Arsenal side on the wane on Saturday afternoon.
Ralph Hasenhuttl's Saints are the only team in England's top-flight that haven't won a game from March onwards. No club has scored fewer or conceded more than Southampton during this spell, a period in which they have faced three of the division's bottom six.
Here's the lineup Hasenhuttl may deploy to bust this dire rut.
1. Goalkeeper & defenders
Fraser Forster (GK) - Despite conceding 17 goals in his last six appearances across all competitions, Forster has hardly been responsible for Southampton's implosion of late.
Tino Livramento (RB) - Scarcely alone in struggling during the 6-0 drubbing Chelsea dished out last weekend, defeat would have been even harder to take for the London-born fullback given the decade he spent in the Blues' academy.
Jan Bednarek (CB) - Accused of being "not 100% with his mind" on club duty by his manager with Poland's World Cup decider against Sweden looming in March, the centre-back returned victorious from the playoff, rejoining a side very much at the opposite end of the confidence spectrum.
Mohammed Salisu (CB) - The unflinchingly front-footed defender missed the reverse fixture through suspension, which has been the only thing capable of keeping Salisu out of the starting XI so far.
Kyle Walker-Peters (LB) - The former Tottenham full-back was never turned to for a north London derby, watching on from the bench in two Premier League defeats at the Emirates.
Stuart Armstrong (RM) - The Saints haven't won a Premier League match Armstrong hasn't featured in since beating Norwich 2-1 in December 2019.
James Ward-Prowse (CM) - Southampton's skipper has combined to either score or create more than ten league goals for the second season on the spin this term.
Oriol Romeu (CM) - The former Chelsea midfielder lasted just 36 minutes against his past employers last weekend, hooked off for a tactical rejig Hasenhuttl insisted wasn't about the individual.
Mohamed Elyounoussi (LM) - The Norwegian winger started alongside Arsenal's Martin Odegaard when the midfielder became his country's youngest international aged just 15 in 2014. Incidentally, a 34-year-old Morten Gamst Pederson joined them both in the second half.
Armando Broja (ST) - Having previously never gone more than two Premier League starts without scoring, Broja hasn't found the net in his last six outings from the off.
Che Adams (ST) - Southampton's joint-top scorer is averaging a goal and or assist every other game this season.
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