The Saints have lost several key players this summer and many have suggested that the squad was at crisis point ahead of the new campaign, but their pre-season record would suggest that life at the club under new manager Ronald Koeman is all well and good.
Last night's 3-1 win at Brighton was their fifth consecutive win of their pre-season campaign and the late Kazenga Lualua strike for the hosts was the first goal Koeman has seen his side concede since taking over at the club.
The club has lost some of it's best and most promising players this summer, but James Ward-Prowse is set to stay and his wonderful goal last night further highlights his potential.
The 19-year-old made 34 Premier League appearances last season as he broke into the first-team under Mauricio Pochettino and will likely stay a regular under Koeman.
He has already made 10 appearances for the England U-21's, scoring three times for the national side and is a player with plenty of potential.
Dusan Tadic scored his first goal for the Saints last night and was involved in all three as the Serbian midfielder looked dangerous throughout.
Koeman watched Southampton put in their best display yet as they dominated Brighton with one-touch passing and great movement in and around the box.
They look in good shape despite the turbulent summer of outgoings, and if they can reinvest with a couple more quality additions then they will be a strong force once again.
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