Spurs begin the Premier League 2022-23 season with a home clash in north London this afternoon. Optimism abounds at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ahead of a new campaign, with Antonio Conte having committed his future to the club before a change in Daniel Levy’s traditional transfer approach led to a slew of effective early summer signings.
Six players have arrived in N17 so far with a little under a month left of the window, with that number set to increase as the Italian looks to create a squad in his image that can compete with the demands of a hectic schedule that includes a return to the Champions League. However, headline buy Richarlison is suspended and Yves Bissouma doubtful for today.
Tottenham will nevertheless be considered strong favourites to get off to a flyer against a Southampton team that many are tipping for relegation this term. The Saints have made a number of potentially exciting but unproven signings over recent weeks, with several debuts expected under Ralph Hasenhuttl as they look for back-to-back away league wins at Spurs for the first time since 1971. Follow Tottenham vs Southampton LIVE below, with Dan Kilpatrick in attendance!
Tottenham team news – Bissouma doubtful, Richarlison banned
Tottenham are without marquee summer signing Richarlison this afternoon, with the Brazilian serving the final game of a two-match suspension for his controversial celebration after scoring a crucial winner for former club Everton against Chelsea in May.
Meanwhile, fellow new recruit Yves Bissouma is doubtful with a hamstring issue, while Ivan Perisic will also be assessed as he continues his way back to full fitness after a calf injury suffered at Inter Milan at the end of last season.
Midfielder Oliver Skipp is sidelined with a heel fracture.
How to watch Tottenham vs Southampton
TV channel: Due to ongoing 3pm blackout restrictions, today’s match will not be televised live on TV in the UK.
However, you can catch highlights on Match of the Day, which starts at 10:20pm BST on BBC One this evening.
It will also be available on iPlayer.
Welcome to Tottenham vs Southampton LIVE coverage!
Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s latest LIVE coverage of opening weekend in the Premier League!
Our focus here is on events at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where Antonio Conte’s Spurs will be hot favourites to kick off their 2022-23 campaign with a victory over a Southampton side that plenty are tipping to suffer relegation to the Championship this term.
Kick-off this afternoon is at 3pm BST, so stay tuned for build-up, team news and live updates, with expert analysis from Standard Sport’s chief football correspondent Dan Kilpatrick in north London.
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