While Southampton fans were no doubt delighted to see their side match Arsenal in a 1-1 draw last weekend, there was one surprise omission from the starting XI – Sofiane Boufal.
The Moroccan international had recently earned his place in the starting XI with a stunning goal against West Bromwich Albion and although he’s struggled to completely replicate his impact as a substitute from the opening whistle, he’s done a decent job overall.
Perhaps unexpectedly then, Mauricio Pellegrino decided to leave Boufal out of his starting line up last Sunday, leaving Nathan Redmond and Dusan Tadic to both impress in his absence.
But rotation certainly isn’t unusual at this time of the season and with Leicester City coming to town on Wednesday evening, it already feels like the right time to bring the 5 foot 9 winger back into the fold.
So, Southampton fans, would you start Boufal against the Foxes or are there team-mates more deserving of a role out wide? Let us know by voting below…