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Southampton 2018-19 season: Fixtures, transfers, squad numbers & complete Premier League schedule

22:40 EAT 12/08/2018
Wesley Hoedt Southampton
Mark Hughes' side will aim to better their 17th-placed finish in the league last season and have secured Liverpool striker Danny Ings on loan

Southampton finished in 17th place in the Premier League last season, just one position away from relegation, and Mark Hughes will be looking to make sure that his side secure survival more comfortably this upcoming campaign.

A dull 0-0 draw to Burnley wasn't the most invigorating start to the season but they will have chances to bounce back after strengthening their side over the summer. Moves for Mohamed Elyounoussi and Jannik Vestergaard will solidify the Saints' midfield and defense, while a loan move for wayward ex-Liverpool striker Danny Ings will sure to freshen up their attack options.

Goal brings you your complete guide to Southampton's 2018-19 pre-season and Premier League fixtures, key transfers, dates and all you need to know.

Southampton 2018-19 squad numbers

Squad No. Position Player
1 GK Alex McCarthy
2 DF Cedric Soares
3 DF Maya Yoshida
4 MF Jannik Vestergaard
5 DF Jack Stephens
6 DF Wesley Hoedt
7 FW Shane Long
8 MF Steven Davis
9 FW Danny Ings
10 FW Charlie Austin
11 MF Mohamed Elyounoussi
12 DF Sam McQueen
14 MF Oriol Romeu
15 FW Sam Gallagher
16 MF James Ward-Prowse
17 MF Stuart Armstrong
18 MF Mario Lemina
19 MF Harrison Reed
20 FW Monolo Gabbiadini
21 DF Ryan Bertrand
23 MF Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
28 GK Angus Gunn
32 DF Alfie Jones
33 DF Matt Targett
35 DF Jan Bednarek
39 MF Josh Sims
41 GK Harry Lewis
42 MF Jake Hesketh
43 DF Yan Valery
44 GK Fraser Forster

Southampton's 2018-19 transfer activity

Mark Hughes landed several solid coups in the transfer window this summer, signing former Borussia Monchengladbach defender Jannik Vestergaard for £18m, as well as Basel's Mohamed Elyounoussi for Basel for £16m.

The Saints were busy on deadline day as well when they worked to secure the loan signing of Danny Ings from Liverpool , where he had struggled to regain match-fitness and would have slipped well below the pecking order in an attacking lineup that includes Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and now a newly-rejuvenated Daniel Sturridge.

Ings had grown up a Saints fan and will have re-signed for his boyhood club. The loan deal will be made permanent next summer, with Southampton eventually paying £20m to the Reds.

Transfer activity in

Position Player Transferred from Fee Date
MF Stuart Armstrong Celtic £7m June 26
MF Mohamed Elyounoussi Basel £16m June 29
GK Angus Gunn Manchester City £13.5m July 10
DF Jannik Vestergaard Borussia Monchengladbach £18m July 13
FW Danny Ings (loan) Liverpool N/A August 9

Transfer activity out

Position Player Transferred to Fee Date
FW Olufela Olomola Scunthorpe United Free July 1
DF Will Wood Accrington Stanley Free July 1
MF Dusan Tadic Ajax Undisclosed July 1

Southampton's 2018-19 Premier League fixtures

The Premier League has confirmed that the 2018-19 season was under way on Saturday August 11.

The Saints got their top-flight campaign underway with a lukewarm 0-0 draw to Burnley on opening day, and will be eager to bounce back when they travel to Goodison Park to beat Everton in matchday two.

An away fixture at Anfield where they will meet a slew of former Southampton players – including Virgil van Dijk, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Sadio Mane and Dejan Lovren – awaits them towards the end of September.

Hughes' side then face a tough festive period where they will face off against Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea within the span of a few short weeks.

Southampton's full Premier League fixtures can be seen below. 

Date Time Match
11/08/2018 15:00 Southampton vs Burnley
18/08/2018 15:00 Everton vs Southampton
25/08/2018 15:00 Southampton vs Leicester
01/09/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace vs Southampton
15/09/2018 15:00 Southampton vs Brighton
22/09/2018 15:00 Liverpool vs Southampton
29/09/2018 15:00 Wolves vs Southampton
06/10/2018 15:00 Southampton vs Chelsea
20/10/2018 15:00 Bournemouth vs Southampton
27/10/2018 15:00 Southampton vs Newcastle
03/11/2018 15:00 Manchester City vs Southampton
10/11/2018 15:00 Southampton vs Watford
24/11/2018 15:00 Fulham vs Southampton
01/12/2018 15:00 Southampton vs Manchester United
05/12/2018 19:45 Tottenham vs Southampton
08/12/2018 15:00 Cardiff vs Southampton
15/12/2018 15:00 Southampton vs Arsenal
22/12/2018 15:00 Huddersfield vs Southampton
26/12/2018 15:00 Southampton vs West Ham
29/12/2018 15:00 Southampton vs Manchester City
01/01/2019 15:00 Chelsea vs Southampton
12/01/2019 15:00 Leicester vs Southampton
19/01/2019 15:00 Southampton vs Everton
23/01/2019 19:45 Southampton vs Crystal Palace
02/02/2019 15:00 Burnley vs Southampton
09/02/2019 15:00 Southampton vs Cardiff
23/02/2019 15:00 Arsenal vs Southampton
27/02/2019 19:45 Southamptonv s Fulham
02/03/2019 15:00 Man United vs Southampton
09/03/2019 15:00 Southampton vs Tottenham
16/03/2019 15:00 Watford vs Southampton
30/03/2019 15:00 Brighton vs Southampton
06/04/2019 15:00 Southampton vs Liverpool
13/04/2019 15:00 Southampton vs Liverpool
20/04/2019 15:00 Newcastle vs Southampton
27/04/2019 15:00 Southampton vs Bournemouth
04/05/2019 15:00 West Ham vs Bournemouth
12/05/2019 15:00 Southampton vs Bournemouth