Three reasons Pellegrino must adopt the 3-4-1-2 formation before it’s too late

Southampton fell to their second successive Premier League defeat as they were beaten 2-1 by Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, and it was just the latest disappointing result in what has been a below-par start to the season.

The south coast outfit have taken just eight points from their opening seven top flight fixtures, and considering six of those were against Swansea City, West Ham United, Watford, Huddersfield Town, Crystal Palace and Stoke, that will be seen as a pretty poor return.

Manager Mauricio Pellegrino should certainly be contemplating how he can change things during the international break, with the club’s struggles in front of goal meaning they have failed to score in 10 of their last 15 Premier League matches.

While the Argentine boss has stuck with the 4-2-3-1 system that the team has become so used to in recent years, there are others that could help the side find their form ahead of a visit from newly-promoted Newcastle United on October 15.

Here are three reasons Pellegrino must adopt the 3-4-1-2 formation before it’s too lateā€¦