Southampton may have entered the weekend 17th in the Premier League table but Tottenham will know their visit to St. Mary’s this Sunday won’t be an easy ride. Saints will be desperate to turn their campaign around with a positive performance against a side they’ve beaten just once since returning to the Premier League in 2012.
And with Southampton’s strike-force struggling for goals this season, the midfield battle could be crucial in the 4pm kickoff. Tottenham will need to keep creative threats like Sofiane Boufal, Dusan Tadic and James Ward-Prowse at bay if they’re to continue their run of eight wins in their last ten games – and that task will predominantly fall to the man anchoring the engine room.
England international Eric Dier has performed that role in recent weeks, including last time out against Everton, but after regaining his fitness with a succession of substitute appearances, former Southampton star Victor Wanyama is available too. So we asked Tottenham supporters earlier this week to vote for which midfielder they’d prefer to start on Sunday and it was the 49-cap Kenyan who won our poll with 71% of the vote.
How would you line up the Lilywhites at St. Mary’s? Let us know by commenting below…
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