Southampton fans are looking forward to a massive FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea next month after seeing off the threat of Wigan Athletic on Sunday.
In Mark Hughes’ first match in charge of the Saints they produced a professional performance to ensure there would be no repeat of the League One side’s giant-killing exploits against Manchester City.
Given they could have drawn Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester United at Wembley, fans are pleased they’ve been paired with Chelsea, believing they have a decent chance of beating Antonio Conte’s side.
The Blues overcame Leicester City after extra-time on Sunday but some Southampton fans weren’t impressed with their performance and fancy causing an upset when the semi-final comes around.
While avoiding relegation is the side’s main aim over the next couple of months, an FA Cup final would be a magical experience for the team and their supporters.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the draw…
Chelsea my preferred draw, they are there for the taking, let's do this! #SaintsFC
— Matthew Brook (@BrookMatthew) March 18, 2018
Many would have said it before but CFC was the easiest draw available
Hope Spurs win
What would make a good final for #SaintsFC
— Raul Vaid (@rvaid3) March 18, 2018
Good to avoid Spurs at their home ground and the potential for cup final retribution against Man U is exciting. Pleased with the draw – Chelsea definitely beatable. #SaintsFC
— Owen The Saints (@Owen_TheSaints) March 18, 2018
Well that’s a bye to the final then … easiest draw we could’ve had #saintsfc 😇😇
— andrew l davis (@hampshirehogsfc) March 18, 2018
After that performance vs Leicester it should be us thanking our luck over the draw not Chelsea fans. #SaintsFC
— Ashley Whiteway (@ashley_whiteway) March 18, 2018
— Alex McMahon (@allymacca24) March 18, 2018
Chelsea are very very beatable without Costa and Matic. Best draw we could get out of a bad bunch. #saintsfc
— Nathan Thomas (@Nathanthomasj) March 18, 2018
Good draw , Chelsea would have been my pick #SaintsFC 😇😇😇
— Ruth Alice Pollock (@RuthpollockRuth) March 18, 2018