Southampton vs Tottenham
Southampton welcome Tottenham to St Mary’s on Saturday in the Premier League.
The Saints will come into the game with confidence after their two previous league outings.
Fulham lost 2-0 on the south coast in a relegation six-pointer, and while Southampton lost 3-2 at Man United last weekend there were plenty of positives in that game too.
The Saints are fourth bottom of the league, two points above Cardiff.
Tottenham are into the Champions League quarterfinals, however they need to improve their domestic form.
Last weekend’s draw against Arsenal following successive defeats to Burnley and Chelsea.
Spurs are third in the table, however Man United, Arsenal and Chelsea are in close pursuit.
Dele Alli & Eric Dier updates
Dele Alli is in line to make his return to action against Southampton.
Earlier in the week, Mauricio Pochettino indicated that the midfielder could feature against the Saints.
🚑 Dele Alli's return from injury is imminent, according to Mauricio Pochettino.
— Omnisport (@OmnisportNews) March 5, 2019
Now the London Evening Standard have reported the following on Thursday:
Dele Alli hopes to return from injury at Southampton this weekend, in what would be a significant boost for Tottenham and England.
— Tom Collomosse (@TomCStandard) March 7, 2019
Eric Dier is also in line to return on Saturday. He’s been sidelined after appendicitis and tonsillitis.
Dier’s return is good timing for Spurs, as Harry Winks is a doubt for the weekend’s fixture after sustaining a knock in Dortmund.
There are fears Winks’ injury will keep him out of the upcoming England get-together during the international break.