Spurs beat Southampton to maintain Chelsea chase

This is a win that keeps Spurs within ten points of Chelsea but in reality, the Premier League title race has long since ceased to exist.

Pochettino will make late decisions on Kyle Walker and Victor Wanyama after defender Walker hurt his ankle at home on Monday while midfielder Wanyama sustained a knock against Millwall last weekend.

Vincent Janssen featured for Tottenham Hotspur against Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.

While Southampton were the last visiting team to win a top-flight game at the Lane - in the closing weeks of last season - they lost their own in-form forward, Manolo Gabbiadini, to injury after half-an-hour of this clash, having earlier fallen behind to Eriksen's fine strike.

Mauricio Pochettino's side were cruising at the break despite not ever hitting top gear at White Hart Lane.

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Southampton have kept only one clean sheet in their last 25 away league games against Spurs (0-0, Jan 2001), with Paul Jones in goal for Saints that day.

Spurs had led 2-0 but were made to endure some nervous moments after half-time when James Ward-Prowse pulled a goal back.

Saints manager Claude Puel expects the pair to be flying at White Hart Lane on the back of their maiden worldwide calls.

Mauricio Pochettino could be without five players for Tottenham's game at home to Southampton on Sunday. "Southampton are a very good team with very good players and it was hard, but in the end I think we deserved the victory". He had won it and he converted it. Alli now has 17 goals in all competitions this season. Mitchell, who resigned in August and is now on gardening leave, was the driving force behind the signing of Nkoudou, who is hardly rated by Pochettino; evidently, Saints' success in replacing their players was about more than one man.

"He's very clever in the box - he looks like a striker, because he's more than clever".

Alli stepped up to take it himself and confidently slotted the ball into the bottom corner of the net to put his side two goals in front.

This would constitute a terrific achievement and these three points maintained a seven point lead over Manchester United in fifth and a nine point advantage of Arsenal in 6th.

Heung Min Son is 7/2 to score first, whilst Dele Alli is 4/1.

It was a great chance and would prove a costly miss for the visitors as just past the half-hour mark and Tottenham won a penalty.