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Second place Southampton will be out to put light between them and third place Manchester City when they take on Aston Villa on Monday night.
Ronald Koeman’s side are currently offering the sternest challenge to Chelsea with the Saints 7 points off the leaders, having won 8 and drawn 1 of their opening 11 games.
The club will head into the fixture on the back of four straight wins, a run that has seen 12 goals scored and impressive none conceded.
Southampton boasts the league best scoring record at home with 17 while the five goals conceded, one of which has been shipped in front of their own fans, is also a division best.
Koeman is hopeful that one of key men this season, Morgan Schneiderlin will be fit. The defensive midfielder is struggling with a groin strain but is expected to be fit. So too is Dusan Tadic. The former FC Twente man has overcome a minor knock and will play while Steve Davis is a doubt.
Long term absentee’s James Ward-Prowse and Jay Rodriguez are both out.
Aston Villa meanwhile will be without defender Philippe Senderos. The former Arsenal man suffered a calf injury on duty with Switzerland and will be out for a month.
His absence adds to manager Paul Lambert’s woes with Ron Vlaar (calf) also unavailable and Nathan Baker (knee) sidelined for two months. That should mean starts for Ciaran Clarke and Jores Okore.
Fabian Delph (shoulder) and Libor Kozak (leg) are both out while Christian Benteke in suspended however right-back Alan Hutton (ankle) is fit and should return.
The midland outfit stemmed a run of 6 straight defeats last time out with a 0-0 draw away to West Ham. The club have dropped from second to 17th as a result, just one place and point above the drop zone.
The game on the South Coast will be Lambert’s 100th in charge and the Scottish boss will be hopeful he can celebrate a first win since September’s 1-0 success at Anfield.