SAINTS have had their best start to a Premier League on the road since 2014.

The draw with Wolves on Saturday meant that Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side took their points tally away from home to seven for the season.

Under Ronald Koeman’s guidance in the 2014/15 campaign, Saints picked up nine points in five games, thanks to wins against West Ham, Swansea and Hull.

However, due to their record at St Mary’s being significantly better during the Dutchman’s spell at the helm, they weren’t languishing outside the bottom three.

Saints have managed just one point at home this season from games against Liverpool, Manchester United, Bournemouth and Chelsea.

But wins over Brighton and Sheffield, along with a draw at Molineux on Saturday, has salvaged what would have been a worrying start to the 2019/20 campaign.

Given the tough run of home fixtures they’ve had, it was imperative that Saints managed to pick up a handful of points on the road.

Although, it hasn’t always been easy on the eye away from St Mary’s.

They struggled for large parts against Brighton and received a massive boost when the Seagulls had a player sent off.

A Nathan Redmond strike, coupled with a stunner from Moussa Djenepo, papered over the cracks and gave Hasenhuttl his first win of the season.

It was another moment of brilliance from Djenepo that lifted Saints to victory against Sheffield United.

Reflecting on why the club’s form has been better on the road, Hasenhuttl explained: “If you look at our schedule at home so far, we had Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Bournemouth.

“The Bournemouth one was the only one I would say that we should win. 

“We have another chance on Friday [against Leicester] and we will do everything to compete better next time.”

Koeman’s second season in charge saw Saints win just one of their opening five games away from home in the top flight.

This solitary victory came at Stamford Bridge when they shocked Chelsea with a rampant 3-1 victory, with former south coast stars Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle getting on the scoresheet.

Claude Puel’s only year in the Saints dugout led to one win, two draws and two defeats in his opening five games away from home, giving him a total of just five points.

The victory was a rampant 3-0 at West Ham, with ex-players Charlie Austin and Dusan Tadic getting amongst the goals, as well as current midfielder James Ward-Prowse.

Puel’s sacking in 2017 led to Mauricio Pellegrino taking charge of the St Mary’s side, although the start under the Argentinian was overshadowed with the transfer saga involving Virgil van Dijk.

Pellegrino didn’t fare any better than Puel during his opening five games on the road.

A win against Crystal Palace was teamed with draws at Huddersfield and Brighton, as well as defeats to Stoke and Liverpool.

This led to Saints accumulating five points, with Pellegrino losing his job in April 2018.

Welshman Mark Hughes was appointed as the Argentinian’s successor.

Despite helping steer them to Premier League safety, he got off to a poor start away from home in the 2018/19 season.

In the club’s opening five games on the road, there was one win at Crystal Palace, a draw with Bournemouth and losses to Everton, Liverpool and Wolves.