Match Pack: Spurs vs Saints

By SFC Media time Tue 08 Feb Tottenham Hotspur vs Saints

Midweek football returns as Southampton travel to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Wednesday.

THE MATCH

Spurs vs Saints
Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Wednesday 9th February, 7.45pm GMT

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: David Coote.
Assistants: Harry Lennard, Nick Hopton.
Fourth official: Graham Scott.
VAR: John Brooks.
Assistant VAR: Lee Betts.

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Both sides secured their progression to the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday, with Harry Kane securing a brace for the hosts in their 3-1 victory over Brighton.

A Stuart Armstrong wonder strike alongside an extra time goal from Kyle Walker-Peters meant Saints overcame Championship opposition Coventry at St Mary’s.

Spurs suffered a different fate in their last league outing, though, as they fell to a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea.

With Southampton securing a valuable point at home to league leaders Manchester City last time out in the league, they could reach as high as tenth with victory in the capital

TEAM NEWS

Oliver Skipp and Japhet Tanganga are likely to miss out for the hosts, while Eric Dier continues to remain a doubt despite nearing a return.

It’s disappointing news for Saints, who will be without Lyanco for at least eight weeks as he recovers from a hamstring injury picked up against Coventry.

Nathan Tella continues to recover from a groin injury, with Hasenhüttl hopeful he will be back in training next week.

THE MANAGERS


Antonio Conte: To follow.

Ralph Hasenhüttl: "We have not such a good record, but this season we managed to break a few negative records in grounds."

ONES TO WATCH

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg: 
Enjoying four years at Southampton and making 109 appearances for the club, the Dane is a vital figure in midfield for the North London outfit and will spare no niceties when facing his former club.

Stuart Armstrong:
Firing home a sublime strike in Saints' Emirates FA Cup victory over Coventry, Armstrong will be hoping this will be a sign of him returning to his best after a season plagued by injury. 

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Stuart Armstrong(L) of Southampton goal celebration during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Coventry City at St Mary's Stadium on February 05, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Stuart Armstrong celebrating his thunderbolt against Coventry City with Yan Valery

Spurs:

Goals:

Harry Kane 13
Son Heung-Min 9
Lucas Moura 6

Assists:

Lucas Moura 5
Son Heung-Min 4
Kane, Højbjerg, Reguilón 3

Southampton:

Goals:

Armando Broja 7
Ward-Prowse, Elyounoussi 6
Ché Adams 5

Assists:
Nathan Redmond 6
James Ward-Prowse 5
Kyle Walker-Peters 3

HEAD TO HEAD

Played: 200
Saints: 64
Draws: 51
Spurs: 85

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

December 2021: Saints 1-1 Spurs (Ward-Prowse)
April 2021: Spurs 2-1 Saints (Ings)
September 2020: Saints 2-5 Spurs (Ings)
February 2020: Spurs 3-2 Saints (Long, Ings)
January 2020: Saints 1-1 Spurs (Boufal)

DID YOU KNOW?

- Southampton winger Nathan Redmond has assisted five Premier League goals this season, his most in a single campaign and the most of any Saints player this season. However, his last eight assists have all come at home, last assisting away from home back in July 2020 at Bournemouth.

Nathan Redmond
Distribution stats
Passes completed
458
Crosses
20
Assists
6
Chances created
27
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