Spurs head to St Marys on Sunday in hope of getting their Premier League ambitions back on track against Southampton after their last outing saw them drummed 5-0 by a Luis Suarez-inspired Liverpool outfit.
That victory for Brendan Rodgers’ side at White Hart Lane contributed to the sacking of Andre Villa Boas and opened up the door for Tim Sherwood to take over in the interim. Sherwood’s first match in charge was on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup, a match he will want to forget after his side were dumped out of the competition 2-1 by London rivals West Ham.
What Sherwood really needs is an easy fixture but if there’s one thing this year’s Premier League has shown, it’s that there are no longer any easy games.
Southampton are flying this year and currently sit in ninth, although have recently hit a road bump in the league, failing to get a win in their last five matches.
If they fail to beat Spurs, it will equal their longest run without a win under Mauricio Pochettino. However history is one their side with The Saints winning the last five of six encounters between the clubs at St Marys.
Southampton have only conceded six goals this season at home and three of those came against Aston Villa, when they were narrowly pipped 3-2.
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Jay Rodriguez has scored Southampton’s first goal in three of their last four Barclays Premier League games.
Tottenham have won three of the last four Premier League meetings with the Saints, including both matches last season.