Ronald Koeman brings his Southampton team into Europa League action tonight. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has said his squad will take time to gel this season after a busy transfer window that saw a number of key players (...)

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois  reacts after Dusan Tadic converts from the penalty spot for  Southampton in the Premier League game at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:   Clive Rose/Getty Images

Chelsea 1 Southampton 1This was the third time Chelsea have dropped points out of their last four home games but when the initial disappointment subsi(...)

Sadio Mane of Southampton celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St Mary’s Stadium. Photograph Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Southampton 1-0 Crystal PalaceThis was just the tonic that Southampton needed to halt a steady decline. With 10 minutes remaining their malaise of lat(...)

Celtic players celebrate Leigh Griffiths’s goal in front of Rangers fans during their Scottish League Cup semi-final  at Hampden Park stadium. Photograph: Russell Cheyne

Celtic 2 Rangers 0 It was all there again: the noise, the bile, the electricity, the songs, the colours, the police, the flags, the sell-out, the sta(...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

 Shane Long could miss up to six weeks for Southampton after he fractured ribs in the FA Cup defeat to Crystal Palace. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland forward Shane Long faces up to six weeks on the sidelines at Southampton after he fractured a couple of ribs.The 28-year-old forw(...)

Southampton’s Dutch manager Ronald Koeman congratulates defender Ryan Bertrand after the victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

Nigel Adkins was not happy. His team had lost 2-0 on Merseyside and he had an issue with one of his best young forwards whose head, Adkins explained, (...)

Shane Long (second from left) is congratulated by his Southampton team-mates after opening the scoring in the FA Cup third-round replay against Ipswich Town at   Portman Road. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Ipswich 0 Southampton 1Having produced what several experts described as the perfect away performance to beat Manchester United in the Premier League (...)

Sadio Mane is mobbed by his Southampton team mates after giving the Saints the lead against Arsenal at St Mary’s (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Southampton 2 Arsenal 0Wojciech Szczesny reached into the back of the net for his bottle and he took a long glug. The only pity for the Arsenal goalke(...)

 Sadio Mane of Southampton scores the opening goal during the  Premier League match against Chelsea at St Mary’s Stadium. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Southampton 1 Chelsea 1When the full story of the 2014-15 Premier League title comes to be told, this may be one of the occasions Chelsea look back up(...)