In-form Saints host the Baggies.
Venue St Mary’s Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Last season n/a
Referee Robert Madley
This season’s matches n/a
Subs from K Davis, Gazzaniga, Hooiveld, S Davis, Forren, Ward-Prowse, Shaw, Do Prado, Mayuka, Richardson, Puncheon
Doubtful Do Prado (illness), Shaw (illness), Ward-Prowse (knock)
Injured Chaplow (ankle, Aug)
Form guide DDWWWD
Disciplinary record Y38 R0
Leading scorer Lambert 14
West Bromwich Albion
Subs from Daniels, Myhill, Reid, Tamas, Ridgewell, Rosenberg, Roofe, Fortuné, Odemwingie, Allan, Hurst
Injured Brunt (knee, 4 May), Brown (groin, 4 May), Gera (knee, Aug), Thomas (knee, Aug)
Suspended Mulumbu (last of three)
Form guide DLLDWL
Disciplinary record Y55 R3
Leading scorer Lukaku 13
West Brom won November’s reverse fixture 2-0 at The Hawthorns, thanks to two goals from Peter Odenwingie.
Southampton’s last win over the Baggies was a 3-2 Championship victory at St Mary’s in November 2007.
Five of the last seven encounters between the sides have ended in draws.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games (W3, D3) – the longest current unbeaten run in the division alongside Arsenal. They have conceded only three goals during period.
Southampton have made more tackles (750) and interceptions (702) in the Premier League this season than any other club, Morgan Schneiderlin tops the individual lists with 141 tackles and 126 interceptions.
Saints have scored as many Premier League goals as Manchester City in 2013 (21).
Rickie Lambert (14) can become only the third Englishmen to hit 15 goals in a Premier League season for Saints, after Matt Le Tissier (twice) and James Beattie. In total, 29 of Southampton’s goals this season have been scored by
Englishmen – a Premier League high.
West Bromwich Albion
West Brom have won just three of their last 14 Premier League matches since Boxing Day.
Twelve of the last 15 goals scored by the Baggies have come in the second-half.
Romelu Lukaku has not scored in his last four league games, his longest scoreless streak in the Premier League for Albion.
West Brom need one victory from their final five games to set a new club record in terms of matches won and points gained in a Premier League season.