Southampton are five points adrift of safety in the English Premier League after a defensive collapse against Chelsea resulted in a 3-2 defeat at St Mary’s on Saturday.
Finding themselves two goals up in the match, Mark Hughes side conceded three goals for the third consecutive match to miss out on vital points as relegation looms.
Saints haven’t won an English Premier League match since February, their only league win in 2018, which came against bottom side West Bromwich Albion.
It will now take a gargantuan effort to escape the drop to the Championship, with every fixture between now and the end of the season a must win affair.
Fans were again left frustrated and upset with aspects of their side’s performance and had their harshest words for defenders like Maya Yoshida and Wesley Hoedt, who failed to stand strong under pressure for Antonio Conte’s outfit.
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the performances of the duo…
To beat a world class team like Chelsea you have to be exceptional over 90 minutes not 60. Scooby-Doo defending has cost us yet again. Hoedt,Yoshida and Bednerask just dont seem to have the quality at this level. I feel if we had virgil we would of never lost that game. #saintsfc
— Hasan Tariq (@HasanTariq10) April 14, 2018
Great decision to sell Van Dijk for £75m and mot replace him! Even a half hearted Van Dijk is still 10 times better than Yoshida,Stephen's,Hoedt,Bednarek #saintsfc
— Luke Fletcher (@Superfletch81) April 14, 2018
— Andrew Davis (@andydavis1978) April 14, 2018
Trying to stay in the Premier League with Yoshida as your main centre back was always going to end in tears. With relegation looking all but certain the club needs a massive overhaul, staring with the boardroom. #SaintsFC
— Paul (@BaconBurgla) April 14, 2018
We have to face up to the fact that Hoedt is completely useless.#saintsfc
— Andy Penders (@andypenders) April 14, 2018
Hoedt tackles with his back to player and Hazard, Giroud left in space in the box to shoot. Bottlers!!!!#saintsfc
— Mark Paterson (@mrmarkpat) April 14, 2018
Hoedt is probably one of the worst defenders I've ever seen #saintsfc
— Thomas North (@Thomas_North1) April 14, 2018
Seriously my daughter is a better defender than Wesley Hoedt and she’s nine #SaintsFc
— Paul Nearn (@pnearn) April 14, 2018