Southampton have had an incredibly tough season this term, narrowly avoiding relegation to the Championship by four points.

They improved when Mark Hughes and his coaching staff came into their roles, but a club like Southampton should never have been in this kind of situation.

Despite a poor season, there were some highlights including a 4-1 thrashing of Everton and a run to the FA Cup semi-finals.

There is lots to work on ahead of next season with the club set to lose plenty of players once more this summer, but it’s imperative that they do everything they can to keep Hughes at the helm after having an amazing impact when he was brought in.

The win at Swansea City in the penultimate game of the season was the catalyst to keeping the side in the league as it all but secured their place in the top-flight next season.

Following a tough season, it’s now time for us to give you our player ratings for Saints’ midfielders in the 2017/18 campaign.

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