We’re now just over halfway through the international break, and fear not, Southampton will be back in Premier League action soon enough. 

Ralph Hasenhuttl and his men face a testing trip to Bramall Lane in their next top-flight outing, with an impressive Sheffield United outfit keen to claim another scalp upon their return to English football’s elite. 

Southampton suffered two defeats at the start of the season but bounced back with a win and a draw before the international break. 

The Blades, meanwhile, have impressed following their promotion. They have drawn twice, lost once and won once. 

Saints have a chance to push into the top half of the Premier League table with a positive result, and as such, it’s likely that they will need their key first-team players to step up. 

But just who is Southampton’s most important player nowadays? Have your say with our duel feature below to decide who you think Saints rely on the most!

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Nathan Redmond

Ryan Bertrand

Oriol Romeu

Maya Yoshida

Shane Long

Cedric Soares

Sofiane Boufal

James Ward-Prowse

Stuart Armstrong

Jan Bednarek

Danny Ings

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Yan Valery

Jannik Vestergaard

Kevin Danso

Moussa Djenepo

Michael Obafemi

Angus Gunn

Che Adams

Alex McCarthy


  Nathan Redmond 91%
  Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 83%
  Oriol Romeu 66%
  Jan Bednarek 63%
  James Ward-Prowse 50%
  Angus Gunn 44%
  Danny Ings 41%
  Che Adams 33%
  Kevin Danso 32%
  Jannik Vestergaard 30%
  Moussa Djenepo 25%
  Ryan Bertrand 22%
  Sofiane Boufal 22%
  Maya Yoshida 19%
  Yan Valery 19%
  Shane Long 13%
  Stuart Armstrong 13%
  Cedric Soares 5%
  Michael Obafemi 3%
  Alex McCarthy 0%