Preview: Southampton vs Manchester City

This evening sees an ever improving Southampton side take on the current Premier League champions Manchester City.

With new manager Mauricio Pochettino only managing to obtain two points out of the nine available, he will certainly be keen to get his first win in English football.

Southampton do however have doubts over the fitness of full backs Nathaniel Clyne and Luke Shaw who were both absent for the mid-week Under 21 internationals.

Midfielders Gaston Ramirez and Guly do Prado are also doubts.

Manchester City have defensive injury concerns themselves with captain Vincent Kompany and Brazilian Maicon both unavailable.

This is a must-win game for City who are already some way off leaders Manchester United. Despite not picking up the results, Southampton have been playing some cracking football and with the home advantage will be confident they can take something away from this game.