First of all, hats off to all the travelling Everton fans who have made the trip down to the south coast from Merseyside on a snowy January Monday for the game. It's TV scheduling at its inconsiderate best.
Anyway, that issue aside this match represents a great chance to cement fifth place ahead of Arsenal, as well as closing the gap on fourth placed Spurs to just a point.
I think it is fair to say though that much of the pre-match focus will be on Southampton after they crazily sacked manager Nigel Adkins on Friday, despite leading them to back-to-back promotions, and replacing him with former Espanyol boss Mauricio Pochettino.
The supporters are planning a protest against the club's board and the atmopsehre could well turn ugly if Everton go in front early - making it vitally important we get off to a fast start.
The teams will appear below when we have them - feel free to post your thoughts on the game as it happens.