Southampton suffered yet another frustrating evening in the Premier League with the Saints suffering a 1-0 defeat away against Everton on Monday night.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side headed into the game desperately needing to get back to winning ways after their 3-0 defeat away at Leeds United last time out made it eight matches in the Premier League without a win.

That had ramped up some pressure on the Austrian and Southampton needed to pick up a positive result to relieve any fears they could be dragged into a relegation battle.

The Saints have been severely impacted by a host of injuries during their recent poor run of form, and that situation has worsened still with the season-ending injury suffered by the influential Oriol Romeu. While Takumi Minamino was also out of the trip to Everton with a hamstring issue, which left Hassenhuttl once again needing to reshuffle his side.

It was a performance that highlighted the lack of confidence the Saints have at the moment, as they were unable to create anywhere near enough chances and switched off at a couple of key moments in defence.

Everton looked more assured than Southampton and, in the end, managed to hold onto their lead and see out the game for an important win.

Hasenhuttl needs to pick his players up and try and get a little more from them if they are going to be able to end their winless run that now stretches to nine matches in the Premier League.

Here is how we rated the Saints’ players following their performance in Southampton’s latest defeat against Everton…