With Saints' fading form seeing them pick up only one point from a possible nine in their last three games, Ronald Koeman's men pay a visit to a revived Leicester side buoyed by five wins out of their last six games - making Premier League survival a realistic proposition. <!-- ######## START FLOATED VIDEO SNIPPET ######## -->
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I spoke to FourFourTwo writer and die-hard Leicester fan Joe Brewin to get his take on Saturday's game at the King Power Stadium.
What did you think of the game at St. Mary's this season?
Joe Brewin: We were absolute dross playing a midfield diamond that didn't suit us. In the end it was slightly annoying to lose if only because we'd held on for so long, but Southampton were clearly a better side and deserved it.
What do you think of Nigel Pearson and the job he's done this season?
JB: Sure, he's a bit of a nutcase at times but I can't help but love him. He's taken things too far at times this season, but ultimately he's the man who's helped turn around a team who never gave up. He's got to take a lot of credit for that.
Pearson's outbursts have been interesting to say the least. What is your favourite Pearson meltdown of the season?
JB: I've played the ostrich soundbite through many times (and its various memes), and it's still funny. However, I thought he handled Pat Murphy brilliantly afterwards. Murphy went from telling him a few home truths to looking like a bit of a fool, in my opinion. Pearson's "thank you for coming" line tickled me.
How have Leicester found such brilliant form in the lead up to the Premier League's close?
JB: Nothing major has changed, and that's the truth. I suppose keeping things tighter at the back has helped immensely (four clean sheets in six), but really it's the culmination of a lot of hard work this season. We've rarely been beaten heavily or been out of games, and finally we're getting the rewards at a good time.
Putting Leicester aside, who do you think is in the most danger of getting that final relegation spot?
JB: You'd have to say Sunderland because of where they are and who they've got left to play. Hull must beat Burnley on Saturday, though, with Spurs and Man United left to come. But we're by no means out of the woods ourselves.
Who is your key man for Saturday and why?
JB: Jamie Vardy ran Newcastle ragged, and causes problems against pretty much anyone he faces. At times no one can deal with his pace, and he's not a bad finisher either. The perfect man for this fight.
What is your favourite Foxes chant of all time?
JB: Esteban Cambiasso - he's magic you know. I'm still getting over him playing for us.
If you could sell any of your regular starting XI, who would it be?
JB: No one deserves to get binned from the starting XI, but Paul Konchesky has been thrown in twice recently and again proved why he's miles away from being good enough at this level. Thankfully he's out of contract this summer.
If you could sign any Saints player, who would it be?
JB: Morgan Schneiderlin has to be on Arsenal's radar this summer. He's pretty much everything you'd want in a player of his position - grit and hard work, but style to go with it. I can't say it'll hurt seeing him sidelined this weekend.
Finally, what is your prediction for the game?
JB: We're playing well, but it's really a question of whether our defence will hold up. 1-1, which wouldn't be awful.