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Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton: Premier League match preview, team news, predicted line-ups, plus more

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Spurs will want to bounce back from north London derby defeat and claim a win against managerless Saints

Tottenham will look to get back to winning ways when they return to Premier League action on Wednesday evening.

Three days after losing to fierce rivals Arsenal in the north London derby, Spurs host relegation battlers Southampton at Wembley.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side faced the ignominy of losing a local derby

Mauricio Pochettino’s side faced the ignominy of losing a local derby

Saints head into the match on the back of a 2-2 draw with Manchester United, though that result was not enough to keep Mark Hughes in a job.

The former Wales striker was dismissed on Monday with Southampton legend Kelvin Davis stepping up from assistant coach to caretaker manager for Wednesday’s clash.

He will be hoping to pick up a result in what is expected to be his lone match in charge, with Ralph Hasenhuttl set to take charge of Saints before the weekend.

What the managers are saying

Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham): “I think to be involved in all the competitions is a successful thing for the club and us. At the same time to manage the circumstances and the games is so tough. Of course the difficult thing is for us no, but for people to understand, everyone has different opinions in every game, sure you pick one or another. That’s the good thing in football and to respect all the opinions. In our side is all the information we have every day and after to take the best decision to mix in the best way the team and the performance. It doesn’t always work, like after Chelsea or Inter I was so humble after those two victories. I said today it is working and tomorrow maybe it doesn’t work.”

Kelvin Davis (Southampton): “Technically I think we have got fantastic players. There has obviously been something missing that hasn’t been turning those draws into wins. Maybe I can add that little bit extra and if we see a little bit of that it might be the difference that gets us the points we need.”

Team news

The hosts will be without Jan Vertonghen following his sending off in the north London derby, but Danny Rose is in line to start after coming off the bench on Sunday. Kieran Trippier is fit to return. Erik Lamela, Mousa Dembele, Davinson Sanchez and Victor Wanyama remain out.

Southampton also have a player suspended, Mario Lemina, while Shane Long will miss out through injury. Matt Targett, Ryan Bertrand, Michael Obafemi and Danny Ings are doubts.

Vertonghen was dismissed late in the north London derby

Vertonghen was dismissed late in the north London derby

Predicted line-ups

Tottenham: Lloris; Aurier, Foyth, Alderweireld, Rose; Winks, Dier; Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen; Kane

Southampton: McCarthy; Stephens, Yoshida, Vestergaard; Valery, Hojbjerg, Davis, Soares; Armstrong, Gabbiadini; Austin

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