Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton 26/12/2017
Tottenham have a fine Boxing Day record since 2003, where they are unbeaten in their last 11 EPL fixtures. Southampton have an impressive record as well on the 26th of December, having won five of their last six fixtures on that day, most recently a 4-0 thumping of Arsenal in 2015.
It gets much better for Spurs fans as their team have won 25 of a possible 30 points against Southampton since the Saints returned to the big time in 2012.
For Harry Kane, who scored all of the goals in Spurs’ 3-0 rout of Burnley on Saturday, he needs one more strike to break the EPL record for the most in a calendar year. He is currently tied with Alan Shearer’s 1995 record of 36 goals.
Southampton’s top scorer Charlie Austin (six goals) is likely to be out for “two or three weeks” after suffering a hamstring injury against Huddersfield. He faces a disciplinary charge anyway for a violent challenge on the Huddersfield custodian Jonas Lossl. The match ended one apiece.
Toby Alderweireld (thigh) and Victor Wanyama (knee) remain out, while Harry Winks is doubtful with the ankle injury that kept him out of the Burnley match.
Southampton’s Cedric Soares (ankle) remains out, while Ryan Bertrand (thigh) is doubtful.