Nathan Redmond could be handed a golden opportunity to redeem his recent form against Everton on Sunday. The winger has had a disappointing start to the season, being missing from the squad for two Premier League matches because of injury, and putting in pretty quiet performances when he has played.
Last campaign he mustered up just four goals and four assists in 32 league appearances, being silenced far too easily by his opponents (via Transfermarkt). In his most recent display against Chelsea, Redmond had a very disappointing match. The 26-year-old managed to complete just 58% of his attempted passes, lost possession 17 times and had one successful long ball out of five (via Sofascore).
Southampton will prepare to host to league leaders at St Mary’s on Sunday after pulling off an impressive draw against Chelsea last weekend. Despite the odds being against them, the Saints have a good chance of upsetting Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
Captain Seamus Coleman has been ruled out of the fixture after suffering a reported hamstring injury (via premierinjuries.com). With only Jonjoe Kenny to fill in, the Toffees will be forced to deploy the 23-year-old, who recently returned from loan in the Bundesliga. Of course, since coming back to Merseyside, he has been forced to play second fiddle to Coleman, and has so far only featured in the Carabao Cup.
Kenny’s most recent performance earned him a measly SofaScore rating of just 6.4 after having a very quiet game against West Ham. Ralph Hasenhuttl should be relishing the idea of the Liverpool native playing instead of Coleman, and will look to exploit the odd one out in the backline.
Redmond will also be looking to grab himself an assist or two if he can put pressure on Kenny. With the right-back missing out on the Premier League action so far, he could be nervous to perform and keep Everton’s impressive unbeaten streak alive.