Southampton 3-1 Burnley: Saints player ratings as they go seven games unbeaten

Who stood out as Claude Puel's men extended their impressive unbeaten run against Burnley.

Southampton 3-1 Burnley: Saints player ratings as they go seven games unbeaten
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Southampton came out on top against Burnley, as they scored three goals in 14 second half minutes to extend their unbeaten run to seven games.

Which players shone and earned themselves a place in the team for the game against Inter Milan on Thursday night?

Goalkeeper

Fraser Forster - 7 

Back from England duty, Forster wasn't expected to have too much of a busy afternoon and that turned out to be the case. The 'keeper failed to stop Sam Vokes' penalty but apart from that, he didn't have too much to do.

Defenders

Cuco Martina - 7 

Originally expected to be sold in the summer due to interest in from his former coach Ronald Koeman, Martina has had to fill in at right back due to injuries to Cedric Soares and Jeremy Pied. The 27-year-old was solid against Burnley, both going forward and at the back. He looks comfortable this season.

Martina had yet another solid game. Photo:Getty
Martina had yet another solid game. Photo:Getty

Virgil Van Dijk - 8

Yet another fantastic game from the Dutch international. He easily dealt with Burnley's sparse attacking threat. Southampton's six game clean sheet run came to an end but Van Dijk was faultless.

Jose Fonte - 7 

Another player who has had a good season. He missed an easy header in the latter stages of the game but made no mistakes at the back. It would be no surprise to see Manchester United linked with him again in January.

Matt Targett - 4

Targett only played 15 minutes before being withdrawn from injury. The full-back wasn't fully fit before the match and the decision to risk him turned out to be an ill-judged one.

Midfielders

Oriel Romeu - 7

The Spaniard is fast becoming a vital part of this Southampton team. He had yet another solid game yesterday. His range of passing was superb and he stopped Steven Defour from creating anything in the centre of the park.

Jordy Clasie - 6 

Hardly involved in the match but at the same time didn't do much wrong. He has had better games for the Saints but his presence is needed in the line up as he offers support going forward and at the back. 

Steven Davis - 7 

A very quiet first half from the 31-year-old but was involved a lot in the second period. Helped create some very good chances and nearly scored one himself. 

Tadic tussles with Boyd. Photo: Getty
Tadic tussles with Boyd. Photo: Getty

Dusan Tadic - 8

The Serbian brought his international form back to club level and once again ran the opposition defence ragged. His vision and creativity going forward is incredible and if he continues this type of form, he could become a Southampton hero. Gave away the penalty but it was a controversial decision by Mike Dean. 

Attackers

Nathan Redmond - 8

Continued his good run of form. Created lots of opportunities and got on the scoresheet with a fantastic strike in the second half. Looks al lot more comfortable when he is playing behind the striker and not as the lone target man. 

Charlie Austin - 9 

Austin has been on fire lately and he scored two yesterday to continue his goalscoring run. Claude Puel now has to start him in almost every match. Cannot be far away from an England call up. 

McQueen made his debut from the bench and was mightily impressive. Photo:Getty
McQueen made his debut from the bench and was mightily impressive. Photo:Getty

Substitutes

Sam McQueen - 9

Came on for Matt Targett in the early stages of the match for his league debut. Fantastic when joining in with attacks but also solid in defence. He earned the penalty for the third goal. The academy product probably couldn't have dreamed of a better debut.

Jay Rodriguez - 6 

Didn't start against his former club and didn't really get himself into the game when introduced from the bench. Perhaps needs match fitness.

James Ward-Prowse - N/A

Came on with five minutes remaining.