Tottenham Hotspur have a chance tonight to retake the 3rd place at the table, replacing Manchester United. They are in 4th with 48 points and can overtake Manchester United if they beat Southampton FC tonight.
On the other hand, Southampton FC are at the bottom of the table with 25 points. They will host the Spurs aiming to avoid the relegation zone.
Stats and Facts
Home records for Southampton FC are not in their favor against the Spurs. Since 2012, The Saints have won only two of their last ten home meetings against Tottenham Hotspur. Moreover, they also lost this season at Spurs stadium, and now the Conte boys are aiming to complete the league double over Southampton FC for the seventh time.
Former Spurs right-back Kyle Walker-Peters got a knock, but he has been recovering quickly, and there’s a possibility that he could play tonight for Southampton. But Southampton will also be without Valentino Livramento, Juan Larios, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles due to injury problems.
As for the Spurs, they have a long injury list ahead of the Saints clash. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris hasn’t recovered yet, while Yves Bissouma, Rodrigo Bentancur, and Ryan Sessegnon are long absentees for Tottenham Hotspur. In addition, Emerson Royal is in doubt about tonight’s match.
The Possible Lineup for Southampton:
Bazunu; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Bella-Kotchap, Perraud; Ward-Prowse, Lavia; Walcott, Alcaraz, Sulemana; Onuachu
The Possible Lineup for Tottenham Hotspur:
Forster; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Porro, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Davies; Richarlison, Kane, Son
Antonio Conte’s thoughts
Spurs boss Antonio Conte has talked in the pre-match press conference. He said, “Now we are going to play the last part of the season. For this reason I think it will be very, very important in every game to try to get points. We have to pay attention because in every game, you can drop points and in the last 11 games, we need to try to do our best. We are working very hard, we want to try to give satisfaction to our fans and make them proud.”