Having lost ground in the race for the Champions League places, Spurs must get back to winning ways at Southampton.
Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham travel to Southampton on New Year’s Day needing a win to keep pace with the top four in the Premier League (Southampton 23/10, Draw 5/2, Tottenham 11/10 – Match Betting).
After a mixed start under Mourinho’s leadership, Spurs currently sit in sixth spot in the Premier League, trailing fourth-placed Chelsea by five points as they all look to finish in the all-important top four places (Tottenham 9/4 Top Four Finish).
Mourinho has the duo of Moussa Sissoko and Harry Winks back available after suspension and they are likely to step into the starting line-up.
Defender Davinson Sanchez is set to come back into the defence if Mourinho reverts to a back four, which he is likely to given that Norwich pulled a back three to pieces at the weekend, although Spurs did at least secure a point in a 2-2 draw.
Spurs have fitness issues over Tanguy Ndombele so, despite a good performance at Norwich, the Frenchman may sit this one out.
Tottenham will be looking for another New Year’s Day win, the last time they lost the first fixture of the year was back in 2009 at Wigan.
Seven points from their last nine available has seen Southampton climb up to 15th in the Premier League on 22 points, four clear of the bottom three, and looking to go into the new year in a comfortable mid-table position.
Southampton could welcome back Moussa Djenepo to the starting XI after he made a big impact against Crystal Palace when coming off the bench.