Southampton stopped themselves slipping into the relegation zone with a 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
The early kick-off saw Everton move above Saints as they defeated West Ham United 2-0 at Goodison Park, which saw Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men drop down to 18th.
However, a point on the road at Molineux ensured that Southampton would keep their heads above water for another week.
Raul Jimenez had two first-half goals disallowed, and Saints capitalised on Wolves’ missed opportunities after the break as Danny Ings kept his head to slot the ball past Rui Patricio.
However, some calamitous defending allowed the hosts back into the game, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg bringing Matt Doherty down in the area.
Jimenez stepped up, and it was a case of third-time lucky for the Mexican, who struck the ball low to Angus Gunn’s right-hand side to level proceedings and sent both sides away with the honours even.
So, who has moved up and who has moved down in our Southampton Power Rankings? Do we have a new number one? Let’s take a look after Gameweek 9, with the season now past the quarter stage.
5. Maya Yoshida
Yoshida has been solid since coming into the team. He has looked far more convincing than Jannik Vestergaard, and while he has yet to hit top form this season, he’s been one of Saints’ more dependable players.
4. Jan Bednarek
Bednarek may have made more errors leading to goals than any other Saints player this season, but his performances have been largely decent. He was relatively quiet at Wolves but keeps his place in our top five.
3. Nathan Redmond
Even on bad days, Redmond is a livewire. Following a poor showing against Chelsea, he bounced back and impressed at Wolves. When he’s on the ball, Saints always have a chance of creating chances.
2. Oriol Romeu
Romeu has been knocked off top spot but through no real fault of his own. He was solid, if a little reckless, at Wolves, and has still been one of Southampton’s best players this season.
1. Danny Ings
Who else but Danny Ings for top spot? He’s in fantastic form at the moment and is one of very few positives at Southampton. His movement was excellent at Wolves, and he took his goal really well. He’s now scored five times in his four most-recent competitive outings.