They sit 10th in the league, needing 30 out of an available 36 points to equal last season's points tally.

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.

Tottenham overcame the absence of its injured star striker to record its 10th straight Premier League home victory as it beat Southampton 2-1 Sunday at White Hart Lane.

Eriksen did, though, concede that Spurs had to adapt with Son Heung-min playing up front instead of Kane - something he felt they did well before Southampton came back into the game in the second half.

Manolo Gabbiadini, who has scored in every game he has played in so far with six goals in four games, will lead the line again at White Hart Lane. Liverpool matchup is very tempting to analyze, we have chose to switch our focus on the 2nd ranked Tottenham who will host the 10th ranked Southampton at the White Hart Lane.

Tottenham tightened their grip on second spot in the Premier League with a 2-1 home win over Southampton.

He said: "I think we were lucky to be 2-0 up at half-time, (we scored) good goals but they had a few good chances too". The good news for Spurs is that we expect Southampton to lose to Spurs.

Prior success in the striker role - most notably against Manchester City in October - will also play into Son being Kane's preferred understudy.

Spurs have played 12 games this season in all competitions without Harry Kane - nine of which have come against top-flight opposition. The last time the Spurs suffered a loss at home was when Southampton visited the London side in May of a year ago.

Claude Puel may not have done as well as his predecessor Ronald Koeman or Pochettino before him, but the club has still reached a cup final and safety in the Premier League despite selling its best players for a third consecutive summer. Their wingers and full-backs are very useful attacking tools: only Swansea have made more chances with crosses this season, while only Swansea and Crystal Palace have had more headed attempts on goal.

Alli signed for Spurs in 2015 from MK Dons, signing a five-and-a-half year deal. "In the first half, without a lot of pressure, we lost two goals".