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Saints team news: Lallana, Sarmiento and Webster out

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All the team news and information ahead of Albion's trip to Southampton on Saturday.

By Charlie Hanson • 02 December 2021

By James Boardman
Adam Lallana's injury meant Albion finished the game at the London Stadium with ten men on the field.

Albion will have to change their line-up when they face Southampton on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

Graham Potter was forced into two first-half changes at West Ham on Wednesday night with Jeremy Sarmiento and Adam Webster going off before Adam Lallana hobbled off in the final ten minutes.

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Extended PL Highlights: West Ham 1 Albion 1

The former Saints captain’s withdrawal left Albion with ten men for the closing stages but it didn’t stop them from claiming an impressive point thanks to Neal Maupay’s late stunner.

Team news

By James Boardman
Jeremy Sarmiento had to be substituted early on against West Ham.

Graham Potter said, “It’s still early days in terms of assessing, but we will be without Jeremy Sarmiento, Adam Webster and Adam Lallana.

"We will find out the details of their injuries in the coming days."

Our last meeting

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Montage: Southampton 1 Albion 2

Albion and Saints got one over on each other last season, as both won 2-1 away from home. Albion visited St Mary’s in March, with Lewis Dunk grabbing the opening goal, before Che Adams equalised. Graham Potter’s men scored an excellent team goal early on in the second half to ensure all three points, with Leo Trossard firing in.

Albion have never lost a Premier League game at St Mary’s with three draws there prior to last season’s win.

Southampton player to watch

By Paul Hazlewood
James Ward-Prowse has scored two goals so far this campaign.

James Ward-Prowse’s impressive form for Southampton saw him linked away from the club in the summer, but he committed his future at St Mary’s when he put pen to paper on a new five-year contract. The Saints skipper has plenty in his locker, but his set-pieces deservedly get recognition, having scored directly from ten in the Premier League.

Match officials

Referee: Anthony Taylor.

Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn.

Fourth official: Stuart Attwell.

VAR: Martin Atkinson.

Assistant VAR: Matthew Wilkes.