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Graziano Pelle believes Southampton's squad possesses the aptitude and attitude to maintain their top-four tilt.
After a summer of unparalleled upheaval at St Mary's, not even the most optimistic of fans could have foreseen them sitting third at this stage of the season.
Yet that is where Saints find themselves, sat proudly above all the players and staff that left in the summer, thanks to Ronald Koeman's nous and some wily additions.
Pelle, signed from Koeman's former club Feyenoord, was one of those...
Garry Monk admits Swansea's red card misery has left him bemused and he would "probably go mad" if he considered where his team would be without all the dismissals.
Swansea ended last weekend's FA Cup defeat at Blackburn with nine men as early baths for Kyle Bartley and Gylfi Sigurdsson took their number of red cards in all competitions to eight -- the most of any Premier League club -- although two of those reds were subsequently rescinded.
Statistics before this weekend's action revealed Swansea's...
Swansea manager Garry Monk has expressed surprise that he has been able to capture Jack Cork from Southampton.
Cork completed his move to Swansea after having medical on Friday afternoon in south Wales to put the finishing touches on the 3 million-pound deal.