SAINTS: Elyounoussi fronts Chelsea programme

By SFC Media time Sat 06 Oct Saints v Chelsea
Photo by Matt Watson | Mohamed Elyounoussi

Mohamed Elyounoussi is our programme cover star and the subject of our big feature interview, as the summer signing discusses his unique journey from Morocco to the Premier League.

The Norwegian international, who made the move to Europe at a young age, was playing the professional game at the age of 15, but admits his family were not big football fans and he hardly watched any games on TV growing up. His talent is very much self-taught, but took him all the way to the Champions League.

Elsewhere, Angus Gunn discusses his midweek heroics in the Carabao Cup, while youngster Kayne Ramsay tackles our Academy Q&A and we go back to the future with Staplewood graduate Ben Reeves, now of Charlton.

Our history section continues the Scandinavian theme, as we profile our favourite Swedish Saints, while we remember the Saints team who famously won 4-2 at Stamford Bridge back on New Year’s Day 2002.

XUZHOU, CHINA - JULY 06: Southampton FC's Mohamed Elyounoussi pictured at the team hotel while on their pre season tour of China, on July 11, 2018 in Xuzhou, China. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Elyounoussi revealed he would work in his dad's pizza restaurant after matches

There are eight pages of quizzes and games to entertain supporters young and old, as we test your knowledge of the club you love. Just don’t forget a pen to fill in the answers!

There is the traditional coverage of visitors Chelsea, including tactical insight from Bleacher Report’s Sam Tighe, who explains the secret behind the Blues’ impressive start to the season.

Manager Mark Hughes and Saints legend Franny Benali bookend the magazine with their latest thoughts, a trend that will continue throughout the campaign.

Pick up your matchday programme from one of the numerous sellers outside St Mary’s and inside the stadium concourse, with 84 pages of original features up for grabs for just £4.

Every issue is also available to buy online, including any you might miss over the course of the season, while there is also the option of a year-long subscription for a discounted price.

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