Tottenham v Southampton team news & stats

Date published: Friday 6th May 2016 3:43

Dele Alli: Pens new Spurs deal

Dele Alli: Pens new Spurs deal

Tottenham will hope to continue their record good record against Southampton at White Hart Lane on Sunday as they look to secure second place in the Premier League.

Team news

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has no fresh injury concerns, but Dele Alli serves the second game of a three-match ban while Mousa Dembele faces a lengthy suspension following an altercation with Chelsea striker Diego Costa on Monday.

Spurs midfielder Nabil Bentaleb remains sidelined with a knee injury.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, meanwhile, has a fully-fit squad to choose from, but is yet to decide whether to recall Graziano Pelle.

Pelle was left out of the squad for their 4-2 win over Manchester City last weekend due to a poor showing in training. Koeman told reporters he has “reacted okay” to being left out of the squad but will not make a final decision on his starting XI until after their final training session on Saturday.

Kick-off at White Hart Lane on Sunday is at 1.30pm.

Opta stats

  • Tottenham Hotspur have won six and lost none of their last seven Premier League games against Southampton.
  • Spurs have lost none of their last seven Premier League matches at White Hart Lane, winning five.
  • Saints have lost just two of their last eight Premier League away games (W4 D2 L2).
  • Mauricio Pochettino was Southampton boss prior to Ronald Koeman, winning 35% of his games in charge. Koeman has won 46%, the best rate of any Southampton manager in Premier League history.
  • Tottenham have won a league-high 19 points from losing positions this season, however they’ve also lost 17 points from leading positions; only Liverpool (19) and Everton (18) have lost more.
  • Southampton need just three points from their remaining games to equal their best ever points total in a Premier League season, which was set last season by Koeman (60).
  • Only Darren Anderton (14 in 94-95) has provided more assists in a single Premier League season for Tottenham than Christian Eriksen has in this campaign (13).
  • Sadio Mané has scored seven goals in his last six Premier League games for Southampton; this after a run of 19 league appearances without finding the back of the net.
  • Harry Kane has scored 14 goals in his last 15 Premier League appearances for Spurs.
  • Ronald Koeman’s side have collected 33 points in 2016, behind only the current top two in the Premier League (Leicester 38 and Tottenham 35).

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