Southampton predicted the line-up against Tottenham

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Southampton welcome Tottenham to St. Mary’s in the Premier League because they seem to put a little more distance between themselves and the relegation zone.

The Saints sealed a decisive victory on the road on Sunday when they defeated Europe who chased West Ham thanks to a nodded winner from Jan Bednarek in a 3-2 victory.

The triumph lifted Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team by nine points from the relegation zone – even though they have played more matches – but the psychological upswing can be significant as they approach the new year.

This is how the Saints could line up.

Perraud could get off to a rare start / Ryan Pierse / GettyImages

Fraser Forster (GK) – Southampton fans have been calling for his long-term inclusion.

Kyle Walker-Peters (RB) – Tino Livramento has played relentlessly this season and Hasenhuttl can see it as an opportunity to rest the teenager.

Jan Bednarek (CB) – Lacks pace, but he brags about his physicality to handle Harry Kane.

Mohammed Salisu (CB) – Developed into an impressive defender this season.

Romain Perraud (LB) – May join the team when Walker-Peters moves to the right.

Ward-Prowse kills from free kicks / Tom Dulat / GettyImages

Stuart Armstrong (RM) – Back from injury and Hasenhuttl will be keen to use their energy in midfield.

Oriol Romeu (CM) – Solid ball winner and his ability to read the game will be crucial as Spurs aim to pass through to Kane and Son Heung-min.

James Ward-Prowse (CM) – A dead ball specialist and the leader in Saint’s midfield.

Mohamed Elyounoussi (LM) – Net Southampton’s premiere at London Stadium on Sunday.

Broja has looked impressive / Visionhaus / GettyImages

Armando Broja (ST) – Has looked like Southampton’s most potent threat in front of goal in recent months.

Che Adams (ST) – His injury came as a big blow to both himself and the coaching staff as he was just starting to find his goal.

You can read Tottenham’s predicted line-up here. You can read the 90 minute preview of Southampton vs Tottenham here.

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