Saints Get Boost Ahead Of South Coast Derby With Brighton Star Suspended
Tuesday, 19th Apr 2022 08:20
With the battle for the top 10 hotting up, at the weekend Saints take on a rejuvenated Brighton at the Amex stadium,, but they have an early boost with the news that the Seagulls will be without a star man on Sunday.
The man in question is Yves Bissouma who picked up his 10th booking of the Premier League season and therefore will be suspended under the Premier League totting up system where players that have had 10 yellow cards after their team has played 32 games.
Bissouma is suspended for the Man City game on Wednesday and the Southampton match on Sunday at the Amex, as Saints and Brighton enter a crucial few days this coming week in their quest for a top 10 finish.
The Seagulls sit in that position after their last gasp win over Spurs enabled them to leapfrog Saints.
But the positions could change before the weekend. Brighton head to Lancashire on Wednesday to take on Manchester City and the next day Saints visit Burnley.
Unless Brighton can pull off what looks an impossible task and win at City, that would give Saints a big chance to start the weekend in 10th position, indeed it could be as high as 9th if Leicester fail to win at Everton.
So a big week for Saints ahead and they get a boost ahead of it with the news that Brighton will be without one of their best players.
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