This may seem an odd choice given he didn’t come on until the 64th minute but Djenepo brought the game to life following the Wolves goal. Whilst his final ball was typical of the shoddy delivery evident across the Saints eleven, his direct running was in stark contrast to the aimless wandering of Redmond.
Djenepo’s work ethic and enthusiasm is contagious and there is no doubting the lift he brings when he is on the field. Lack of quality and ruthlessness in the final third has been Southampton’s Achilles heel for a while and this has been accentuated since Danny Ings’ controversial departure to Aston Villa.
The big question now will be whether Redmond continues to retain his place or whether the likes of Djenepo or Tella can cement their place. What is abundantly clear is that the Redmond experiment isn’t working. Djenepo, Tella, Walcott and even playing Adam Armstrong on the wing seem more appealing options than Redmond. The latter needs a rest to refresh and a spell on the bench until he can recover some confidence from somewhere.