If Southampton weren’t struggling enough, some tension within the team has not risen to the surface.
The coastal club are in serious danger of dropping into the Championship as they sit four points from safety with four Premier League games left to play.
This weekend, the Saints have a crucial fixture against Bournemouth at St Mary’s, and there is one man who will definitely not be involved.
Sofiane Boufal has been ordered to stay with the Under-23 squad after having a bust-up on the training ground.
Manager Mark Hughes, who was appointed as Mauricio Pellegrino’s successor in March, has not played the Morocco international since March 31.
While speaking to reporters in a press conference, the Southampton coach revealed that Boufal has “acknowledged” his mistake and will need to rebuild “trust” with his teammates before being reintegrated back into the team.
Supporters have been giving their verdicts on the situation via Reddit.