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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Cedric Soares

Jannik Vestergaard

Maya Yoshida

Shane Long

Michael Obafemi

Jan Bednarek

James Ward-Prowse

Che Adams

Sofiane Boufal

Ryan Bertrand

Moussa Djenepo

Yan Valery

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Kevin Danso

Nathan Redmond

Angus Gunn

Danny Ings

Alex McCarthy

Oriol Romeu

Stuart Armstrong


  Nathan Redmond 92%
  Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 84%
  Oriol Romeu 66%
  Jan Bednarek 64%
  James Ward-Prowse 48%
  Angus Gunn 45%
  Danny Ings 37%
  Che Adams 34%
  Kevin Danso 32%
  Jannik Vestergaard 30%
  Moussa Djenepo 25%
  Sofiane Boufal 23%
  Ryan Bertrand 22%
  Yan Valery 20%
  Maya Yoshida 19%
  Shane Long 6%
  Stuart Armstrong 6%
  Cedric Soares 5%
  Michael Obafemi 3%
  Alex McCarthy 0%