Southampton predicted lineup vs Tottenham - Premier League

Craig Vickers
Ralph Hasenhuttl has his work cut out
Ralph Hasenhuttl has his work cut out / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Southampton welcome Tottenham to St. Mary's in the Premier League as they look to put some more distance between themselves and the relegation zone.

The Saints sealed a crucial victory on the road on Sunday as they downed European chasing West Ham thanks to a headed winner from Jan Bednarek in a 3-2 win.

The triumph lifted Ralph Hasenhuttl's side nine points clear of the relegation zone - albeit having played more games - but the psychological boost could be significant as they approach the new year.

Here's how the Saints could line up.

Southampton predicted lineup vs Tottenham - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Romain Perraud
Perraud could get a rare start / Ryan Pierse/GettyImages

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

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

Jan Bednarek (CB) - Lacks pace, but he boasts the physicality to deal with Harry Kane.

Mohammed Salisu (CB) - Developing into an impressive defender this season.

Romain Perraud (LB) - Could come into the team as Walker-Peters moves over to the right hand side.

2. Midfielders

James Ward-Prowse
Ward-Prowse is deadly from free kicks / Tom Dulat/GettyImages

Stuart Armstrong (RM) - Back from injury and Hasenhuttl will be keen to utilise his energy in midfield.

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

James Ward-Prowse (CM) - A dead ball specialist and the leader in the Saints' midfield.

Mohamed Elyounoussi (LM) - Netted Southampton's opener at the London Stadium on Sunday.

3. Forwards

Armando Broja
Broja has looked impressive / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Armando Broja (ST) - Has looked Southampton's most potent threat infront of goal in recent months.

Che Adams (ST) - His injury came as a huge blow to both himself and the coaching staff as he was just beginning to find his goalscoring groove.

You can read Tottenham's predicted lineup here.

You can read 90min's preview of Southampton vs Tottenham here.