Match Pack: Saints vs Derby

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Get all the key information ahead of Southampton's FA Cup third round replay against Derby County with our in-depth match preview, in association with SportPesa...

THE MATCH

Southampton vs Derby
Emirates FA Cup third round replay
St Mary’s Stadium
Wednesday 16th January, 7.45pm GMT
BBC One

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistant referees: Adam Nunn, Neil Davies
Fourth official: Graham Scott


WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Saints prepare to face off against Derby once more at St Mary’s with the former in better nick than the other.

While James Ward-Prowse and Shane Long were setting up a battling 2-1 victory away at Leicester on Saturday afternoon, Frank Lampard’s Derby were beaten by promotion rivals Leeds amidst a spying scandal on Friday night.


The way Ralph Hasenhüttl’s outnumbered side stood strong against a Foxes onslaught in the second half at the King Power Stadium provided a further confidence boost for a team that is looking upwards instead of downwards once more.

Defeat at Elland Road was a blow for the Rams who will look to take inspiration from their own underdog efforts against Wednesday’s hosts; it is for that reason that they have earned a second bite of the cherry.

TEAM NEWS

Southampton: Ralph Hasenhüttl has confirmed that the midweek FA Cup replay against Derby has come too soon for injured trio Danny Ings, Mario Lemina and Ryan Bertrand - but any number of those three could be in contention for the weekend's Premier League action.

"We have to find the right mixture. We will continue to try and give the young guys chances in the future," the Austrian commented on Monday.

"Callum Slattery is an option, absolutely. We have to look at what shape we're playing.

Midfielder Callum Slattery has made his first senior start in the FA Cup and first Premier League start from the subs bench in the past two weeks for Saints.

Derby: Talismanic midfielder Harry Wilson is back in contention although Lampard hinted it may be too soon for the Welshman to recover his usual starting berth. Otherwise the Rams are as they were for the first meeting with Saints at Pride Park 10 days ago. 

FORM GUIDE

Southampton’s last five:

Leicester (a) W 2-1
Derby (a) D 2-2 (FA Cup)
Chelsea (a) D 0-0
Manchester City (h) L 1-3 
West Ham (h) L 1-2 

Derby’s last five:

Leeds United (a) L 2-0
Southampton (h) D 2-2 (FA Cup)
Middlesbrough (h) D 1-1
Norwich (a) W 4-3
Sheffield United (a) L 3-1

THE MANAGERS

Ralph Hasenhüttl: "We spoke about that once again on Sunday, as a team. We congratulated them on a very passionate game, with good mentality.


Saints' "passion" delighted Ralph Hasenhüttl on Saturday afternoon, something he showed himself in his energetic full-time celebrations!

"No one expected us to win after the red card from Valery, but then we put this game away because it is gone and we have the three points and now we are focusing on a very tough week with a replay against Derby and a very important game against Everton – both games at home and both games we want to win.

"Now the games are coming where we have to win and we have to consistently take points”

Frank Lampard: “We haven’t had many performances this season where we haven’t been happy over the whole 90 minutes. There have been elements of games that have left us down but we’ve played all the top teams now home and away.

This is a good opportunity to show that what happened on Friday night is not what we’ve been showing all season. The players can take great confidence from the way they played in the second half against Saints.

“They showed character and quality to turn the game around and that’s something we’ve done more than once against Premier League sides in the cups. Consistency has been a problem for us and I want to see that level of performance every week.”

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

This will be the 72nd meeting between the teams in all competitions. The Rams have had marginally the better of the fixture down the years though are currently on a six-game winless run against Saints (L3 D3).

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All-time record:

Played: 71
Derby: 27
Draws: 23
Southampton: 21

Previous five meetings:

January 2019: Derby 2-2 Southampton (Redmond 2)
February 2012: Southampton 4-0 Derby (Hooiveld, Martin, Lallana, Lee)
October 2011: Derby 1-1 Southampton (Lambert)
March 2009: Southampton 1-1 Derby (Perry)
August 2008: Derby 0-1 Southampton (McGoldrick)

DID YOU KNOW?

- Derby are winless in their last six games against Southampton in all competitions (D3 L3), since a 2-1 victory in the first leg of the 2006-07 Championship Play-Off semi-finals.

- Southampton have progressed through to the next round in each of their last 10 FA Cup fixtures against lower league opposition, last failing to do so against Bristol Rovers in round five in 2007-08.

- Derby County have lost eight of their last nine away FA Cup games against sides from the Premier League (W1), with a 2-1 third round victory against West Brom in 2016-17 the only exception.

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