CONFIRMED: Tottenham & Southampton line-ups

Here is how Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Tottenham Hotspur starting XI: Lloris, Naughton, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose, Lennon, Bentaleb, Chadli, Dembele, Eriksen, Soldado

Subs: Friedel, Dawson, Fryers, Paulinho, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Kane

Southampton starting XI: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Cork, Warde-Prowse, Davis, Lallana, Rodriguez, Lambert

Subs: Gazzaniga, Yoshida, Chambers, Ramirez, Hooiveld, Reed, Gallagher

With the majority of the sides above them in the Premier League winning yesterday, Tottenham will know that nothing less than three points will be enough as they continue their pursuit of European football next season. But Southampton are not an easy proposition, despite a poor recent record at White Hart Lane.

The Saints have won just two of their 14 Premier League matches at Spurs, with today’s hosts unbeaten against them since they returned to the top flight.

That said, Mauricio Pochettino has an exciting young squad to choose from, and they are likely to give Tim Sherwood’s men a match this afternoon.

The visitors are without Victor Wanyama while Spurs welcome back Jan Vertonghen after suspension.

What do you think the result will be this afternoon?

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