Tottenham XI vs Southampton: Starting lineup, confirmed team news, injury latest for Premier League today
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has resisted the urge to tinker with a winning team as he takes his squad to meet Southampton in the Premier League today.
Spurs responded to their Champions League elimination by AC Milan with a 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest last weekend, with Pedro Porro and Richarlison catching the eye.
Porro made the opening goal for Harry Kane, while Richarlison was unfortunate not to score a first League goal for the club when his early effort was ruled out for a tight offside.
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The pair keep their places down the right, despite competition from Emerson Royal and Dejan Kulusevski.
Conte’s only other decision came at left wing-back, where Ivan Perisic and Ben Davies are competing for a place. Davies has impressed since stepping into the role last month and keeps his place after being praised by Conte on Thursday.
“These type of players are vital for every manager,” Conte said. “Ben is a player that is showing always a great reliability and he’s a player that’s always focused. He always has the right desire. You know that Ben will finish the game and he will finish with his commitment top.
“Then you can win or lose but you know Ben is a reliable player. He is a player that it’s a privilege for every manager to have this type of player in his squad.”
Confirmed team news
Southampton XI: Bazunu, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Bella-Kotchap, Perraud, Ward-Prowse, Lavia, Elyounoussi, Stuart Armstrong, Walcott, Adams
Subs: McCarthy, Maitland-Niles, Adam Armstrong, Onuachu, Mara, Sulemana, Salisu, Alcaraz, Diallo
Tottenham XI: Forster; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Porro, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Davies; Richarlison, Son, Kane
Subs: Sanchez, Emerson, Perisic, Danjuma, Kulusevski, Tanganga, Lucas Moura, Sarr, Austin