Venue: St Mary's Stadium Date: Sunday 7th September KO: 13:30
Southampton took an early lead at Everton last week before conceding three quick goals within 13 short minutes. An early goal from record signing Gaston Ramirez set Saints on their way but Everton's good form and winning mentality shone through before the break. Nigel Adkins wont go away too disappointed though as Saints manage to keep the score to three with a second half clean sheet. Saints still only have the one win to their name and will be hoping to take something from this weekends televised clash at home to London based Fulham.
Gaston Ramirez celebrates his first goal for southampton in the 3-1 defeat at Goodison Park
Nigel Adkins has no fresh injury worries although midfielder Jack Cork is still unavailable and his first league appearance of the season will have to wait at least another two weeks.
Fulham have enjoyed a healthy start to the campaign having beaten Norwich 5-0 on the opening weekend and currently sit mid-table in the Premier League. Martin Jol as reinforced his sqaud after losing the likes of Clint Dempsey and Moussa Dembele to Tottenham. Dimitar Berbatov and Mladen Petric have had a good start to their Fulham careers having already got 5 goals between them. Fulham narrowly lost out to reigning champions Manchester City last weekend with Edin Dzeko getting a last gasp winner to sink the cottagers hearts.
Heartbreak for Fulham and Bryan Ruiz as Dzeko scores a late winner at the cottage
Fulham gaffer Martin Jol stated in his pre match press conference that he is "90% sure Dimitar Berbatov wont feature" at St Mary's this weekend. Mladen Petric is also a doubt with a calf injury but could be involved at some part.
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