Confirmed Southampton v Tottenham lineups: Ben Davies starts, Dembele returns

Southampton Football Club

Southampton host Tottenham in the Premier League today - here is how the teams line up.

Southampton will be looking to end a four-match winless run as they host Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon.

With three defeats in the last four and only two goals scored in that time, Southampton are in a poor run of form, and manager Ronald Koeman needs a response following last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.

Today, Koeman has gone with a back four of Cedric, Virgil van Dijk, Jose Fonte and Ryan Bertrand, having played a back three in recent weeks.

Jordy Clasie, Steven Davis and Victor Wanyama will form a midfield trio, whilst Dusan Tadic and Sadio Mane will support Graziano Pelle in attack.

On the bench, Koeman can call upon the likes of Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse and Shane Long if he needs them.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are also coming off the back of a defeat having lost 2-1 at home to Newcastle last weekend, which was their first loss since the opening day of the season.

Mauricio Pochettino and his side must now look to bounce back against the Argentine's former club - with two big changes to the side.

Left back Danny Rose misses out through illness, meaning Welsh international Ben Davies comes in to the side in his place.

Mousa Dembele returns from injury and illness and starts in midfield, with Tom Carroll dropping down to the bench.

Erik Lamela keeps his place, so Son Heung-min is a substitute, alongside Nabil Bentaleb, Harry Winks and Nacer Chadli in a strong Spurs squad.

Southampton lineup


  • Paulo Gazzaniga
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Cédric Soares
  • Jose Fonte
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Jordy Clasie
  • Steven Davis
  • Sadio Mané
  • Dusan Tadic
  • Victor Wanyama
  • Graziano Pellè

Substitutes: Kelvin Davis, Matt Targett, Maya Yoshida, Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse, Juanmi, Shane Long.

Tottenham lineup


  • Hugo Lloris
  • Toby Alderweireld
  • Ben Davies
  • Eric Dier
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Kyle Walker
  • Dele Alli
  • Mousa Dembélé
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Erik Lamela
  • Harry Kane

Substitutes: Michel Vorm, Kevin Wimmer, Nabil Bentaleb, Tom Carroll, Nacer Chadli, Son Heung-Min, Harry Winks.

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