Tottenham will be looking to keep their good form going when they make the trip to Southampton on Tuesday.
Spurs moved up into fifth in the Premier League with their handsome 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Boxing Day.
Southampton host Tottenham on Tuesday afternoon
Antonio Conte has turned around the north Londoner’s campaign and they’ll be looking to cut the gap to Arsenal in fourth.
Southampton, meanwhile, claimed a much-needed victory at West Ham on Boxing Day.
The Saints won 3-2 in the capital to move away from the danger zone.
Southampton v Tottenham: talkSPORT commentary
This Premier League clash will take place on Tuesday, December 28.
It will be held at St Mary’s and will kick off at 3pm.
This game will be live and exclusive on talkSPORT with coverage starting at 2pm.
Hugh Woozencroft will be your host and commentary will come from Nigel Adderley and former West Ham defender Alvin Martin.
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Southampton saw off West Ham on Boxing DayGetty
Southampton v Tottenham: Team news
Southampton will still be without Alex McCarthy while Lyanco and Jack Stephens are still in self-isolation.
Nathan Tella could return having missed the win at West Ham if he returns a negative Covid test.
Cristian Romero and Ryan Sessegnon are Tottenham’s only injury issues.
Giovani Lo Celso could return following his calf problem.
The likes of Dele Alli, Steven Bergwijn and Bryan Gil are pushing for starts with Conte likely to rotate.
Tottenham claimed a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Boxing Day
Southampton v Tottenham: Match facts
- Since their return to the Premier League in 2012, against no side have Southampton lost more games in the competition than they have vs Tottenham (13).
- Spurs have lost two of their last three Premier League away games against Southampton, after a six-game unbeaten run at St Mary’s in the competition (W4 D2). They did win this exact fixture 5-2 last season, however.
- Southampton haven’t won their final league game in any of the last 10 calendar years (D5 L5), since beating Huddersfield 4-1 in League One in 2010.
- Spurs have lost their final league game in just one of the last 12 calendar years (W7 D4), losing 3-1 at home to Wolves in 2018. Spurs are winless in their last three such games (D2 L1), though their last two wins in these matches both came against Southampton (4-1 in 2016, 5-2 in 2017).
- Southampton have lost just once at home in the Premier League this season (W2 D5), and are unbeaten in their last five at St Mary’s (W2 D3). They last had a longer unbeaten home run in the competition between March and October 2016 (9 games).
- Tottenham Hotspur have failed to score in either of their last two away Premier League games, managing just 15 shots combined in those games. They haven’t gone three without a goal on the road since March 2014 under Tim Sherwood.
- This is Tottenham’s first Premier League away game in 51 days, since a 0-0 draw at Everton on 7th November. Excluding the 2019-20 season (with the lockdown enforced break), it’s the longest gap any side has had between away games in a single campaign in the competition.
- Tottenham are unbeaten in their six Premier League games under Antonio Conte (W4 D2), and he could become the first manager in the club’s history to go without defeat in their first seven league games in charge of the club.
- Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been involved in 16 goals in 11 Premier League starts against Southampton (10 goals, 6 assists). Kane had a hand in all five of Spurs’ goals in their 5-2 win at St Mary’s last season, scoring one and assisting each of Son Heung-min’s four strikes.
- Son Heung-min has been involved in 12 goals in 11 Premier League games for Spurs against Southampton (9 goals, 3 assists), more than he has versus any other side in the competition.