Team news, stats and predictions ahead of Southampton v Tottenham in the Premier League on Tuesday; kick off at 3 p.m.
Nathan Tella could return to Southampton squad for the visit to Tottenham.
The young attacker will have completed his period of isolation after a recent positive test for Covid-19. Defenders Jack Stephens and Lyanco are still absent due to the virus.
Southampton provisional team: Forster, Caballero, Lewis, Walker-Peters, Perraud, Livramento, Salisu, Bednarek, Valery, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Djenepo, Smallbone, Tella, Elyounoussi, Diallo, S. Armstrong, Long, A.Armstrong, Adams, Broja, Walcott.
Tottenham have a doubt about Giovani Lo Celso for the trip to the south coast.
The Argentine suffered a calf injury during the warm-up following Wednesday’s Carabao Cup victory over West Ham and was not involved against Crystal Palace on Boxing Day.
Antonio Conte says he will assess the players who played against Palace ahead of the quick 48-hour turnaround, with Ryan Sessegnon (hamstrings) and Cristian Romero (hamstrings) both missing.
Tottenham provisional squad: Lloris, Gollini, Emerson, Sanchez, Tanganga, Doherty, Davies, Dier, Rodon, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Winks, Skipp, Alli, Moura, Gil, Bergwijn, Kane, Lo Celso, Son, Scarlett.
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The last time…
- Since returning to the Premier League in 2012, no Southampton team has lost more matches in the competition than against Tottenham (13).
- Spurs have lost two of their last three Premier League away games to Southampton, following a six-game unbeaten streak at St Mary’s in the competition (W4, D2). They did, however, win that exact game 5-2 last season.
- Southampton haven’t won their last league game in any of the past 10 calendar years (D5 L5), since defeating Huddersfield 4-1 in League One in 2010.
- Spurs have lost their last league game in just one of the past 12 calendar years (W7 D4), losing 3-1 at home to Wolves in 2018. Spurs have not had a win in their Last three games (D2 L1), although their last two wins in those games have both come against Southampton (4-1 in 2016, 5-2 in 2017).
- Southampton have lost only once at home in the Premier League this season (W2 D5) and are undefeated in their last five games at St Mary’s (W2 D3). They last had a longer undefeated homerun in the competition between March and October 2016 (9 games).
- Tottenham Hotspur have failed to score in any of their last two Premier League away games, having only managed 15 combined shots in those games. They haven’t gone three scoreless on the road since March 2014 under Tim Sherwood.
- This is Tottenham’s first away game in the Premier League in 51 days, since a 0-0 draw at Everton on 7 November. With the exception of the 2019-20 season (with the forced lockdown break), this is the longest gap a team has had between away games in a single campaign of the competition.
- Tottenham are unbeaten in their six Premier League appearances under Antonio Conte (W4 D2), and they could become the first manager in club history to come without a defeat in their opening seven league appearances at head 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 was involved in Spurs’ five goals in their 5-2 win at St Mary’s last season, scoring one goal and assisting each of Son Heung-min’s four goals.
- 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 against any other team in the competition.