From this BBC article
It has been a stuttering start under Mauricio Pellegrino following the summer departure of Puel. Southampton have had difficulty scoring goals and look very unlikely to emulate last season's top-eight finish.
Will the Saints board finally cash in on the £70m-rated Van Dijk in January? The Dutch defender has been back in the side after the acrimonious failure of a move from Liverpool in the summer but has not been at his best and was dropped at Chelsea.
Team rating: 5/10.
Manager: An understated character who has had a difficult start to life in the Premier League. How Pellegrino fares in the future may be shaped by the expectations of Southampton's hierarchy.
Nothing there to really disagree with, we seem to have lost any team cohesion, maybe the Van Dick situation is causing more problems then it would seem.
I also don't think the constant rotation helps, wasn't this something Puel was castigated for.
I said it over the summer and I'll say it again, we really should have given Claude another season....