(Sporting Alert) — Emmanuel Adebayor has been handed his first English Premier League start of the season for Tottenham in their clash with Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium.
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Adebayor had been given the cold shoulders since the start of the season, but interim manager Tim Sherwood has decided start him alongside Roberto Soldado.
Adebayor told Sky Sports: “I have been working hard, working on my fitness and I knew my chance would come and I’m ready for it.”
In all Sherwood makes six changes for this game with Christian Eriksen among the starters from the side that were hammered 5-0 by Liverpool in their last EPL game.
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino makes three changes to his side from the last outing.
Southampton v Tottenham
Southampton: Gazzaniga, Chambers, Lovren, Hooiveld, Fox, Cork, Schneiderlin, Rodriguez, Steven Davis, Lallana, Lambert
Subs: Yoshida, Fonte, Ramirez, Ward-Prowse, Reed, Gallagher, Cropper
Spurs: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Chiriches, Rose, Lamela, Eriksen, Dembele, Sigurdsson, Adebayor, Soldado
Subs: Holtby, Capoue, Defoe, Chadli, Friedel, Bentaleb, Fredericks
Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)