This hadn't been one of Spurs most convincing displays. Son, who came in for Kane, squandered a couple of good chances but looked a threat.
Pochettino will make late decisions on Kyle Walker and Victor Wanyama after defender Walker hurt his ankle at home on Monday while midfielder Wanyama sustained a knock against Millwall last weekend. Van Dijk, McCarthy, Austin and Target.
Southampton Playing XI: Forster, Cedric, Stephens, Romeu, Yoshida, Davis, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Redmond, Gabbiadini.
Straight from the Saints chance, Spurs went down the other end and doubled their lead from the penalty spot. According to our predictions, Spurs will win this match by 2-0 against Southampton.
"Then after I told them the news I said I couldn't understand why". Into the box he looks like a striker because he is more than clever, he is very smart. They generally do such a good job of limiting their opponents that Forster isn't worked often - that may be for the best. I think the team now is completely different, that was in September.
This was a 13th consecutive win at White Hart Lane in all competitions, with 10 of them having come in the league and if it was underpinned by angst in the second half, as Southampton mounted a stirring comeback, they still got the job done.
So far 79 head to head encounter has been recorded for Tottenham and Southampton.
Conte lauds Chelsea's "will to win" after late triumph at Stoke
I'm pleased with the performance. "We have given a good account against the champions elect". "I think that [result] will make everyone think it's Chelsea's title now", he added.
Southampton went in search of an equalizer and made Tottenham uncomfortable but failed to create clear openings.
Tottenham Hotspur have announced their starting line-up and substitutes to play host to Claude Puel's Southampton side at White Hart Lane in a Premier League fixture this afternoon.
Mauricio Pochettino's men remain in second with the win and Vertonghen has warned Chelsea his side won't be giving up anytime soon in their quest for the Premier League title.
Alli has scored four goals in three games versus Southampton, and also netted in each of his last four games.
The Italian is aiming to become only third player after Micky Quinn and Diego Costa to score in each of his first four Premier League appearances.
Eriksen started the game in magnificent form and produced a stunning through ball for Son after three minutes, but Fraser Forster denied the forward from eight yards.
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