With Southampton in league and cup action, get set for the week ahead with the latest news from St Mary's and Staplewood Campus...
Saints fall to opening day defeat
Southampton began their 2020/21 Premier League campaign with a narrow 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Wilfried Zaha’s early strike proved to be enough for the hosts, with Vicente Guaita denying Ché Adams, Nathan Redmond and Danny Ings with a string of fine saves in the second half.
Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side will now head into a double game week.
Carabao Cup campaign begins
Saints’ Carabao Cup campaign gets underway on Wednesday with Brentford the visitors to St Mary’s Stadium.
The second round clash will be the first time the two sides have met since 2011, when Southampton ran out 3-0 victors in League One.
The winner will head to either West Brom or Harrogate Town in the next round.
Saints live on BT Sport on Sunday
Southampton host Tottenham in their first Premier League home match of the season on Sunday, with the game to be shown live on BT Sport.
Both sides suffered defeat on the opening day, with Spurs losing 1-0 to Everton.
Kicking off at midday, the clash will see Kyle Walker-Peters face his former employers, whilst Pierre-Emile Højbjerg will return to St Mary’s for the first time since heading in the opposite direction.
2020/21 Programme now available
Supporters can now get their hands on the first edition of SAINTS of the new season, as the matchday programme returns for online purchasers.
The 68-page edition, priced at £3.50, includes a host of features, interviews and analysis, as well as plenty to keep our younger readers entertained with an extended junior section.
Simply follow the link below to order Issue 1 today. There is also the option to commit to a half-season (the first eight programmes) or full season subscription at discounted prices.
B team start with a win
Southampton’s B team began their Premier League 2 campaign with an impressive 2-1 victory at Arsenal on Friday.
Despite falling behind early on, goals from Josh Sims and Kegs Chauke completed the comeback.
Dave Horseman’s side will now host Chelsea at AFC Totton’s Snows Stadium on Friday.
Bycroft heads out on loan
Young Southampton goalkeeper Jack Bycroft has joined National League side Weymouth on loan.
The 18-year-old moves along the south coast to the Terras, who won promotion via the National League South play-offs in 2019/20, on a deal that runs until January.
Southampton FC Women set for season opener
Southampton FC Women’s league campaign gets underway this Sunday with a trip to Poole Town.
Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side will look to top the FA Women’s National League Division One South table once again, after the 2019/20 campaign was cancelled and all results expunged as a result of Covid-19.
Season Tickets are now on sale with Season Ticket holders for the men’s first team and under-18s able to watch all of the women’s games for FREE!
Season Tickets now on general sale
Season Tickets for Southampton’s 2020/21 Premier League campaign are now on general sale.
The renewal window closed last week, with sales being paused as seat relocation requests were processed, but fans now have the opportunity to secure their spot at St Mary’s for the coming season.
The popular £399 Adult and £19 Under-11 Season Tickets remain in place for the 20/21 season.