The Saints appointed former RB Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhuttl prior to the game but not in time to take full charge.The new boss will be in the stands, so the Southampton players should be looking to impress their new boss.
|Game||Tottenham vs Southampton|
|Date||Wednesday, December 5|
|Time||8:00pm GMT / 3:00pm EST|
In the United States (US), the game will be not be shown live on television but will be streamed online on NBC Sports Gold.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|N/A||NBC Sports Gold|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be shown live on television or streamed online.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga|
|Defenders||Rose, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Walker-Peters, Foyte, Aurier, Davies, Trippier|
|Midfielders||Son, Winks, Wanyama, Nkoudou, Dier, Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen, Moura, Lamela, Dembele|
Jan Vertonghen is suspended after being sent off against Arsenal.Davinson Sanchez, Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama remain absentees. Kieran Trippier and Erik Lamela are doubts but they could make the squad.
Possible Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies; Sissoko, Winks, Moura, Alli, Eriksen; Kane
|Goalkeepers||McCarthy, Forster, Gunn, Rose|
|Defenders||Vestergaard, Hoedt, Stephens, Yoshida, Bednarek, Bertrand, Targett, Cedric|
|Midfielders||Lemina, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Armstrong, Davis, Redmond, Elyounoussi|
|Forwards||Gabbiadini, Ings, Austin, Long, Gallagher|
Southampton will be without Shane Long for this game, Danny Ings and Ryan Bertrand are also doubts for this fixture.
Possible Southampton starting XI: McCarthy; Cedric, Hoedt, Vestergaard, Targett; Lemina, Romeu, Redmond, Armstrong, Elyounoussi; Austin
Tottenham are priced at odds of winning 4/11 according to bet365, while a draw is available at 17/4. A win for Southampton is priced at 17/2.
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Both Tottenham and Southampton suffered demoralising results at the weekend and will be hoping to bounce back from them straight away.
Spurs will be grateful to come up against Southampton, with the south coast club in turmoil and with a caretaker taking charge.
Southampton’s draw against Manchester United doesn’t look bad on the surface of things but they will be disappointed to not take all three points after leading 2-0 early on.
Moreover, Tottenham ace Harry Kane will be hoping to build on his good goalscoring record against Saints. The Spurs frontman hit a hat-trick in this fixture last season.
Mauricio Pochettino faces off against his old club and he is hoping that they can turn their season around.
“I care a lot for Southampton… I have spoken with my family and I think it was one of the better periods in my life,” he said.
“We found some amazing people there, an amazing town and they provided us with everything to make us feel at home.
“They have the tools to lift themselves from their situation but we compete and we need to win the three points.”