This is the festive season the busiest part of the premier league calendar. Two teams who have found form at the right time to make a push towards safety and champions league soccer next season are the Saints and Spurs. Two attack minded gaffers clashing in Conte and Hasenhuttl. Spurs unbeaten under the Italian since he took over and he has them believing again especially talisman Kane. The intensity is a notch up from the Nuno period and it is no surprise they started this one with confidence. However Southampton’s most skillful player Ward Prowse caught them cold from another set piece. This time not from a free kick or penalty. A simple as you like throw in not defended properly by Spurs. This one of just two shots on target from Southampton. No closing down from the static Spurs defense.

In regards to the penalty award against Salisu for the foul on Son, I wonder why the Ghanaian felt confident he could get the ball from the position he was in. Delle Alli is enjoying a fine run in the Spurs team under Conte after his career stalled under Nuno and Jose. Conte’s 3-4-3 suits him as the deep lying forward like he was under Poch. Nuno and Jose favored a 5-3-2 conservative formation which left no room for him. From the equalizer, it was all hands on deck for the saints. Another player enjoying a renaissance under the new coach, Harry Winks played a sublime pass to Kane for what looked like the equalizer. The lines of the VAR ref said otherwise. Then another one this time a fouled called on the Saints keeper by Doherty. It was more of Forster barging into the Irishman than the reverse from where I am seating. Spurs can count themselves unfortunate not to get the win here.

1 Previous Position 1Manchester City1915225012+3847WSaturday 4 December 2021WAT  1 -3  MCI WSaturday 11 December 2021MCI  1 -0  WOL WTuesday 14 December 2021MCI  7 -0  LEE WSunday 19 December 2021NEW  0 -4  MCI WSunday 26 December 2022MCI  6 -3  LEIBrentfordWednesday 29 December 2022BRE    MCI
2 Previous Position 2Liverpool1912525016+3441WSaturday 4 December 2021WOL  0 -1  LIV WSaturday 11 December 2021LIV  1 -0  AVL WThursday 16 December 2021LIV  3 -1  NEW DSunday 19 December 2021TOT  2 -2  LIV LTuesday 28 December 2022LEI  1 -0  LIVChelseaSunday 02 January 2022CHE    LIV
3 Previous Position 3Chelsea1912524213+2941LSaturday 4 December 2021WHU  3 -2  CHE WSaturday 11 December 2021CHE  3 -2  LEE DThursday 16 December 2021CHE  1 -1  EVE DSunday 19 December 2021WOL  0 -0  CHE WSunday 26 December 2022AVL  1 -3  CHEBrighton and Hove AlbionWednesday 29 December 2022CHE    BHA
4 Previous Position 4Arsenal1911263223+935LMonday 6 December 2021EVE  2 -1  ARS WSaturday 11 December 2021ARS  3 -0  SOU WWednesday 15 December 2021ARS  2 -0  WHU WSaturday 18 December 2021LEE  1 -4  ARS WSunday 26 December 2022NOR  0 -5  ARSManchester CitySaturday 01 January 2022ARS    MCI
5 Previous Position 5West Ham United199463425+931WSaturday 4 December 2021WHU  3 -2  CHE DSunday 12 December 2021BUR  0 -0  WHU LWednesday 15 December 2021ARS  2 -0  WHU LSunday 26 December 2022WHU  2 -3  SOU WTuesday 28 December 2022WAT  1 -4  WHUCrystal PalaceSaturday 01 January 2022CRY    WHU
6 Previous Position 7Tottenham Hotspur179352220+230WThursday 2 December 2021TOT  2 -0  BRE WSunday 5 December 2021TOT  3 -0  NOR DSunday 19 December 2021TOT  2 -2  LIV WSunday 26 December 2022TOT  3 -0  CRY DTuesday 28 December 2022SOU  1 -1  TOTWatfordSaturday 01 January 2022WAT    TOT
7 Previous Position 6Manchester United178452725+228DSunday 28 November 2021CHE  1 -1  MUN WThursday 2 December 2021MUN  3 -2  ARS WSunday 5 December 2021MUN  1 -0  CRY WSaturday 11 December 2021NOR  0 -1  MUN DMonday 27 December 2022NEW  1 -1  MUNBurnleyThursday 30 December 2022MUN    BUR
8 Previous Position 8Wolverhampton Wanderers187471314-125DWednesday 1 December 2021WOL  0 -0  BUR LSaturday 4 December 2021WOL  0 -1  LIV LSaturday 11 December 2021MCI  1 -0  WOL WWednesday 15 December 2021BHA  0 -1  WOL DSunday 19 December 2021WOL  0 -0  CHEManchester UnitedMonday 03 January 2022MUN    WOL
9 Previous Position 9Leicester City187473133-225DWednesday 1 December 2021SOU  2 -2  LEI LSunday 5 December 2021AVL  2 -1  LEI WSunday 12 December 2021LEI  4 -0  NEW LSunday 26 December 2022MCI  6 -3  LEI WTuesday 28 December 2022LEI  1 -0  LIVNorwich CitySaturday 01 January 2022LEI    NOR
10 Previous Position 11Crystal Palace195862727023LSunday 5 December 2021MUN  1 -0  CRY WSunday 12 December 2021CRY  3 -1  EVE DWednesday 15 December 2021CRY  2 -2  SOU LSunday 26 December 2022TOT  3 -0  CRY WTuesday 28 December 2022CRY  3 -0  NORWest Ham UnitedSaturday 01 January 2022CRY    WHU
11 Previous Position 13Brighton and Hove Albion175841617-123DSaturday 27 November 2021BHA  0 -0  LEE DWednesday 1 December 2021WHU  1 -1  BHA DSaturday 4 December 2021SOU  1 -1  BHA LWednesday 15 December 2021BHA  0 -1  WOL WSunday 26 December 2022BHA  2 -0  BREChelseaWednesday 29 December 2022CHE    BHA
12 Previous Position 10Aston Villa1871102428-422LWednesday 1 December 2021AVL  1 -2  MCI WSunday 5 December 2021AVL  2 -1  LEI LSaturday 11 December 2021LIV  1 -0  AVL WTuesday 14 December 2021NOR  0 -2  AVL LSunday 26 December 2022AVL  1 -3  CHEBrentfordSunday 02 January 2022BRE    AVL
13 Previous Position 15Southampton194962029-921DSaturday 4 December 2021SOU  1 -1  BHA LSaturday 11 December 2021ARS  3 -0  SOU DWednesday 15 December 2021CRY  2 -2  SOU WSunday 26 December 2022WHU  2 -3  SOU DTuesday 28 December 2022SOU  1 -1  TOTNewcastle UnitedSunday 02 January 2022SOU    NEW
14 Previous Position 12Brentford175572124-320WSunday 28 November 2021BRE  1 -0  EVE LThursday 2 December 2021TOT  2 -0  BRE DSunday 5 December 2021LEE  2 -2  BRE WFriday 10 December 2021BRE  2 -1  WAT LSunday 26 December 2022BHA  2 -0  BREManchester CityWednesday 29 December 2022BRE    MCI
15 Previous Position 14Everton175482129-819LSunday 28 November 2021BRE  1 -0  EVE LWednesday 1 December 2021EVE  1 -4  LIV WMonday 6 December 2021EVE  2 -1  ARS LSunday 12 December 2021CRY  3 -1  EVE DThursday 16 December 2021CHE  1 -1  EVEBrighton and Hove AlbionSunday 02 January 2022EVE    BHA
16 Previous Position 16Leeds United183781836-1816WTuesday 30 November 2021LEE  1 -0  CRY DSunday 5 December 2021LEE  2 -2  BRE LSaturday 11 December 2021CHE  3 -2  LEE LTuesday 14 December 2021MCI  7 -0  LEE LSaturday 18 December 2021LEE  1 -4  ARSBurnleySunday 02 January 2022LEE    BUR
17 Previous Position 17Watford1741122235-1313LSunday 28 November 2021LEI  4 -2  WAT LWednesday 1 December 2021WAT  1 -2  CHE LSaturday 4 December 2021WAT  1 -3  MCI LFriday 10 December 2021BRE  2 -1  WAT LTuesday 28 December 2022WAT  1 -4  WHUTottenham HotspurSaturday 01 January 2022WAT    TOT
18 Previous Position 18Burnley151861421-711DSaturday 6 November 2021CHE  1 -1  BUR DSaturday 20 November 2021BUR  3 -3  CRY DWednesday 1 December 2021WOL  0 -0  BUR LSaturday 4 December 2021NEW  1 -0  BUR DSunday 12 December 2021BUR  0 -0  WHUManchester UnitedThursday 30 December 2022MUN    BUR
19 Previous Position 19Newcastle United1918101942-2311WSaturday 4 December 2021NEW  1 -0  BUR LSunday 12 December 2021LEI  4 -0  NEW LThursday 16 December 2021LIV  3 -1  NEW LSunday 19 December 2021NEW  0 -4  MCI DMonday 27 December 2022NEW  1 -1  MUNSouthamptonSunday 02 January 2022SOU    NEW
20 Previous Position 20Norwich City192413842-3410LSunday 5 December 2021TOT  3 -0  NOR LSaturday 11 December 2021NOR  0 -1  MUN LTuesday 14 December 2021NOR  0 -2  AVL LSunday 26 December 2022NOR  0 -5  ARS LTuesday 28 December 2022CRY  3 -0  NOR