Southampton certainly didn't play poorly in its 4-2 defeat at Newcastle last Sunday. A moment of brilliance from Papiss Cisse along with some unfortunate breaks were the difference in a fairly even contest.
With now just three points separating the Saints from the bottom three, Southampton are once again in need of a win to stay out of the relegation fray.
Thankfully, the chances for a win will never be greater, as Southampton host bottom-of-the-table Queens Park Rangers on Saturday. Mauricio Pochettino and his men will have to beware of overconfidence. QPR will be desperate to win, as a loss could doom Harry Redknapp's squad to relegation. The right mix of results could leave Rangers 10 points from safety with 10 matches to play.
Pochettino didn't put out what could be considered his strongest 11 on Sunday. Here are three changes the Saints manager should make to ensure his best 11 are on the pitch for the key match.