Southampton drew 0-0 at Stoke on Wednesday to move up to ninth in the Premier League.
The Saints beat Middlesbrough 1-0 on Sunday to bounce back from their Europa League disappointment the preceding Thursday, which saw Claude Puel’s side knocked out of the competition after drawing 1-1 at home to Hapoel Be’er Sheva.
That exit has been the biggest frustration on what has otherwise been a solid four months in charge for Puel, who took over from Everton-bound Ronald Koeman in the summer.
The Frenchman has led his side to five league wins and six draws in his first 16 league games, which sees them sit in ninth in the table with 21 points.
They are also into the last four of the League Cup after beating Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates in the previous round, and they’ll hope to reach the final for only the second time in their history when they take on Liverpool in the semi-finals.
In what has been a decent start to life in English football for Puel, we thought we’d take a look and review Southampton’s season so far…