Walker twists ankle at home but Pochettino upbeat over Kane


Vincent Janssen featured for Tottenham Hotspur against Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.

And straight after that opportunity, Claude Puel's men threatened again and should have levelled as Redmond managed to get on the end of a deep cross and his toe-poke came to Tadic, who smashed over from close range.

Son worked tirelessly, occupying Southampton's defenders and Alli's touch was at times mesmeric, although he did miss the space that Kane creates for him with his physical presence.

Mousa Dembele is also fit to return to the starting eleven after missing the FA Cup win last weekend while Victor Wanyama is fine to keep his place despite suffering a neck injury against Millwall.

Son Heung-min looks the most likely player to benefit from Kane's absence.

Writing in his weekly column for Sky Sports, former Arsenal star Merson said: "I think Tottenham will be OK without Harry Kane for one or two games, but over a longer sequence of games, I do not think it will be so good". Let's break down three key ways the club can adapt to their new striker. Maybe one day he plays as a goalkeeper, full-back or centre back.

Meanwhile, Southampton bounced back from their EFL Cup final loss to Manchester United with a thrilling 4-3 win at Watford. This season they have made a ferocious 19.1 tackles per game (the league's third highest figure), 13.8 interceptions and 11.7 fouls, while no other Premier League team has blocked anywhere near as many passes.

Southampton went into this match in good form, having won their last two league games scoring eight goals, so it wasn't an easy for start for the Kane-free Spurs but they got by.

Southampton: Forster; Cedric, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand; Romeu, Davis; Ward-Prowse, Tadic (Boufal 69), Redmond (Rodriguez 80); Gabbiadini (Long 31).

Mauricio Pochettino could be without five players for Tottenham's game at home to Southampton on Sunday. Eriksen comes in from the right and from outside the box slots a left-footed shot past Forster into the bottom corner.

Although Gabbiadini's unbelievable shooting has helped hugely in this department of late, Southampton's biggest problem remains converting their chances.

Only Sunderland have recorded a lower save percentage than Southampton's 55.8% this season.