A wise man once said in a movie “Didn’t we just leave this party?”
In some aspects, it feels like just last week that Tottenham Hotspur were putting the finishing touches on a 5-0 thrashing of Norwich City to secure fourth place and that vital Champions League spot. Now, here it is August and we’re ready to go for the 2022-23 English Premier League kick-off.
Spurs open up their campaign against Southampton and are expected to play at least a couple of their shiny new pickups, including veteran wingback Ivan Perisic. Clement Lenglet may get the nod at LCB as well given that Ben Davies is still working toward fitness. We could see substitute appearances from the likes of Yves Bissouma and Richarlison as well. [Ed: Richarlison is suspended for this match, whoops]
Southampton’s summer hasn’t been bad, though maybe a bit underwhelming for the south coast club. They’ve put an emphasis on youth with their transfers as their top four signings, cost-wise, are 20 years old or younger. We’ll see if the Saints are planning in integrating them immediately or giving them time with the youth before bringing them up, but there isn’t a standout signing for a squad that needed some refreshing.
Antonio Conte has spent the last few weeks talking like a man on a mission and buying fully into the long-term future of Spurs. A good way to kick things off would be with three points so let’s do just that.
Our first team of 22/23 ✊ pic.twitter.com/hk8oxGuPm3— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 6, 2022
Your first #SaintsFC line-up of 2022/23 pic.twitter.com/BG7lL0Z952— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 6, 2022
How to Watch
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Southampton
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
When: 3:00 PM UK, 10:00 AM EST
Streaming: Peacock (USA), DAZN (CAN)
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