Following the conclusion of the 2018/19 Premier League season, it is now time to reflect on a campaign that has had its ups and downs.

Saints started the season poorly with just one win from their opening 16 league games which resulted in the departure of Mark Hughes.

Ralph Hasenhuttl came in and steadied the ship with back-to-back wins over Arsenal and Huddersfield.

Southampton were firmly in a relegation battle in January which made it surprising that the new manager was not interested in strengthening the squad with new additions.

A home defeat to Cardiff saw the side drop back into the bottom three with fresh fears over their Premier League status.

However, wins against Tottenham and Brighton put them in a much better position which culminated in survival following a 3-3 draw with Bournemouth.

There are plenty of lessons to be learnt from this campaign and we have picked our top five: