Team News from 13:05
TOTTENHAM: Lloris; Naughton, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose; Capoue, Mason; Eriksen, Chadli, Lamela; Adebayor.
Subs: Vorm, Dier, Fazio, Dembele, Townsend, Kane, Soldado.
SOUTHAMPTON: Forster, Clyne, Fonte (c), Alderweireld, Bertrand, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Tadić, Mané, Pellè.
Subs: K. Davis (GK), Gardos, Long, Cork, Mayuka, Reed, Targett.
Spurs v Southampton – Preview By @JamesMartin013
The other 2:05 kick-off sees Tottenham Hotspur take on Southampton. Despite the so-called ‘fire sale’ at Southampton over the summer, Ronald Koeman has guided his team to 3rd in the table with a game in hand over 2nd placed City! Admittedly it is early days, but the Saints will certainly be encouraged by their bright start to the campaign. Tottenham, on the other hand, have had a distinctly average first six games. They sit 12th in the table on just 8 points, but a win would fire them up to at least 6th place. If they lose, then the situation starts to look a lot more concerning for Mauricio Poccetino.
The key man for Southampton is summer signing Graziano Pelle, who has had an instant impact on the Premier League. His goal last week against QPR was a thing of beauty, and highlighted just how talented he is- Tottenham will surely be keeping close tabs on him. Another new signing, Dusan Tadic, is one that Spurs will have to watch very carefully. His clever play on the ball and ability to pick out passes makes him a very dangerous player, and his FPL owners will be hoping for an assist or two from him today.
Tottenham’s target man has not enjoyed as much success as Pelle so far this season- Emmanuel Adebayor will be hoping he can add to his tally of just one goal. Whether or not he is able to achieve this largely depends on the service he receives from Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen; as two of the more popular FPL midfielders, there will be many people cheering them on today. Both of them have scored relatively well thus far, but perhaps not well enough to justify their premium price tags.
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