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Premier League: Bournemouth v Spurs, Everton v Southampton


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Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

  1. Trouble on the road?

    Bournemouth v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham have picked up just 15 points from their 16 Premier League games on the road this season (W3 D6 L7), with only Aston Villa (0) keeping fewer clean sheets on the road than Spurs (1).

  2. Team news

    Everton v Southampton (18:00 BST)

    Alex Iwobi had been expected to miss this one for Everton with a hamstring injury, but he starts.

    The Toffees make two changes from their 1-0 defeat at Tottenham on Monday.

    Yerry Mina replaces the injured Mason Holgate at centre-back and teenager Anthony Gordon is on for Gylfi Sigurdsson, who drops to the bench.


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    Southampton unsurprisingly keep the exact XI who beat Manchester City 1-0 on Sunday.

    Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg returns to the bench after a couple of games out.


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  3. Post update

    Where do we think Jan Vertonghen will be plying his trade next season?

  4. Team news

    Bournemouth v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    Striker Callum Wilson returns forBournemouthafter a two-match ban, with Dan Gosling the only other change for Eddie Howe’s side following their 5-2 defeat by Manchester United.

    Dominic Solanke and Lewis Cook drop to the bench for the hosts.


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    Tottenhamdefender Jan Vertonghen, whose contract is due to expire at the end of the season, makes his first start since the Premier League’s return, with Eric Dier suspended.

    He is one of three changes for Jose Mourinho’s side from their 1-0 win over Everton on Monday – with Erik Lamela and Steven Bergwijn also replacing Lucas Moura and Son Heung-Min.


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    SMS Message: As an Evertonian, this game will have great energy, going into it, we will try to win. But with Southampton’s run of form, it will be hard to come by. from Jack

    As an Evertonian, this game will have great energy, going into it, we will try to win. But with Southampton’s run of form, it will be hard to come by.

  6. ‘Kane fed on scraps’

    Bournemouth v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Ex-Liverpool defender

    Bournemouth’s problem against Manchester United at the weekend was that they got them angry. When the Cherries took the lead, it was like swatting a wasp.

    That was a bad defeat for them in the end. I know they scored a couple of goals at Old Trafford, but then they go and concede five.

    Tottenham have got their own issues, and I am sure Jose Mourinho will be keen to address them in the next transfer window.

    Yes, they were hard done by against Sheffield United when their goal was very harshly ruled out but, after that, when they were trying to get back into the game, they did not give Harry Kane much service.

    Kane was fed on scraps and, at times, their midfield seemed to be making too many passes and taking the easy option. No-one was making anything happen, and it helped the opposition by slowing the game down.

    I still think Spurs will beat Bournemouth, though. After seeing them lose five in a row, it is hard to back Bournemouth to get anything, anywhere, at the moment.


    Lawro’s full predictions v Lawro v DJ and Arsenal fan Joel Corry

  7. BreakingMina starts

    Everton v Southampton (18:00 BST)


    Limited team news from Goodison where the Italian Sean Dyche Carlo Ancelotti makes just two changes to his 4-4-2, Mina and Gordon in for Holgate and Sigurdsson.

    The Austrian Dyche makes no changes – Southampton unchanged from their fine win over Manchester City.

  8. BreakingWilson back for Cherries

    Bournemouth v Tottenham (18:00 BST)


    A very useful boost for Bournemouth in their bid for safety – Callum Wilson is back up front. Dan Gosling also starts.

    Spurs make three changes with Jan Vertonghen replacing the banned Eric Dier and Lamela and Bergwijn also in.

    Full line-ups to come.

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  10. Another busy summer for Everton?

    Everton v Southampton (18:00 BST)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Ex-Liverpool defender

    Southampton have been excellent of late, and Sunday’s win over Manchester City at St Mary’s Stadium made up for their poor home results up to that point.

    I think they can maintain their run of form when they go to Goodison Park. Everton don’t give much away but Saints always work hard and I think they will get something from this one.

    It’s Everton who I see pushing on more next season, though. Purely and simply because I think they will be doing more in the transfer market to improve their squad.


    Lawro’s full predictions v DJ and Arsenal fan Joel Corry

  11. Post update

    Bournemouth v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    We may be concentrating on the Cherries’ fight against the drop but it’s hardly been a vintage year for Spurs either.

    Even if Tottenham won all five of their remaining league fixtures this season they would still post their lowest points total since finishing with 62 in 2010-11.

  12. Tonight’s action

    Three games in all, two with massive issues at the bottom of the table, Spurs and Manchester United retain European ambitions and Everton v Southampton is solid mid-table fodder.

    Bournemouth v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    Everton v Southampton (18:00 BST)

    Aston Villa v Manchester United (20:15 BST)

  13. (Another) big night at the bottom

    Time really is running out now.

    The teams at the bottom of the Premier League have collectively forgotten how to win a game, freefalling into the Championship it seems.


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    But, their mutually-assured pact of sheer awfulness means that nobody is ever cut adrift. Tonight, Bournemouth and Aston Villa are both at home and both remain just four points from safety.

    One win is all it takes to make life very interesting again…

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