Premier League LIVE: Scores & updates from all four 3pm kick-offs
Premier League LIVE: Unchanged Tottenham can leapfrog Man Utd and go third with a win at struggling Southampton… as well as Wolves vs Leeds, Aston Villa vs Bournemouth and Brentford vs Leicester
Follow Sportsmail’s live blog as we take you through all of this afternoon’s Premier League games, including Southampton vs Tottenham.
Son Hung-min can make some more history today by becoming the first Asian player in Premier League history to notch 100 goals.
He does love a goal against Southampton, too, having scored 10 times against the Saints.
Back down at St. Mary’s and they’re out on the pitch warming up!
Counting down to kick-off ⏳
🛵 @getir_UK pic.twitter.com/Nq9sU39HHx
Aston Villa will be pleased to see Diego Carlos back in the squad today.
He returned last week as an unused substitute in the draw with West Ham, and is back amongst the subs this time.
After a big-money switch from Sevilla in the summer he unfortunately suffered a long-term injury that has kept him out of action for much of the season.
Checked in. ✅ #AVLBOU pic.twitter.com/1f50EVELtm
It’s almost impossible to believe that there was a time before Jamie Vardy at Leicester, but he has become something of a bench-warmer of late at the King Power Stadium.
None of the Foxes’ forwards have fired on all cylinders this season – could he be the one to guide his side away from relegation?
He’s on the bench today once more.
Read more about Vardy at the link below.
Off to Molineux now, and Leeds defender Robin Koch knows what’s at stake for his side today in a huge clash at the bottom.
🎙 Robin: "We know every game from now is so important" pic.twitter.com/tPpgFDxaSf
One thing that’s been consistent about Tottenham’s up-and-down season has been the constant rumour-mill surrounding Harry Kane.
The England skipper is out of contract at the end of 2024, and he has been linked incessantly with a move away from north London this summer – but Antonio Conte is adamant that the striker will still be there next season.
He’s in the side, but it’s hard to imagine a Spurs team without Harry Kane.
For more on that one, take a look at the link below.
Looks a cracking day for it down in Southampton, doesn’t it?
Saturday at St Mary's 😇
Heading in for the clash with #THFC! pic.twitter.com/3MwHoCVyKP
The lads are in the building 👋 pic.twitter.com/KhxR12PmQB
So an unchanged Tottenham take on Southampton in their bid to go third in the Premier League table this afternoon.
The hosts, however, make three changes. Kyle Walker-Peters will face his former side, while Theo Walcott gets a chance to get one over against his former arch-rivals.
You can expect the obligatory ‘Once a Gunner, always a Gunner’ tweet – or something to that effect – should he get on the score sheet today.
And last but not least, Wolves vs Leeds.
📋 Your #LUFC Starting XI… pic.twitter.com/FYfpE7FXey
✌️ Two changes from #NEWWOL.
🇧🇷 Joao Gomes' first start.
🇵🇹 Neto back in the XI.
How we line-up to face @LUFC.
🐺📋 @AstroPay_OK pic.twitter.com/zyIIGpyo4k
Here’s how Brentford and Leicester line up.
🐝 Your Bees to take on the Foxes#BRELEI | #BrentfordFC | @bluejeansnet
The Foxes to start at Brentford 📝 🦊#BRELEI pic.twitter.com/0To2ZkD4Th
Squads for Villa vs Bournemouth.
We're unchanged for #AVLBOU 💪
𝗟𝗘𝗧'𝗦 𝗚𝗢 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/sAibKmMJgA
Introducing your Aston Villa team to face Bournemouth! 👊 #AVLBOU pic.twitter.com/NGUJRXxWi7
Starting XIs for Spurs vs Southampton first up.
Our team to face Tottenham 😇
Three changes for #SaintsFC this afternoon 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/DeyxSPvoS1
Your unchanged Spurs starting XI 🔢 pic.twitter.com/U9tNtsab8a
Right then – time for some team news for each of those games!
Last but not least we have Wolves taking on Leeds at Molineux in a massive game at the bottom of the table – completing our trio of teams in the bottom three in action this afternoon.
Leeds start the day in 19th – a point above Bournemouth – but a win against Wolves will take them just a point behind their opponents who start the day up in 13th spot. All very tight at the bottom.
Wolves had been in six games against Leeds, but have now lost two in a row against the Whites, and the visitors are now looking to complete a first top-flight double against Wolves since 1973-74.
Julen Lopetegui has certainly overseen an improvement at Wolves, and they have now lost only once at home in their last four, having been defeated seven times in their previous 12.
But they are still without a win at Molineux when they’ve conceded in their last 10 games, winning each of their last five to nil.
Leeds are winless in their last seven away games, but have managed to win each of their last three games when starting the day in the bottom three, as the Whites impress with their backs against the wall.
And speaking of Leicester, they’ve got a difficult task on their hands this afternoon as they travel to west London to take on Brentford, having let slip a 2-0 lead in a 2-2 draw on opening weekend.
The Bees are flying high in eighth, and a win could see them leap frog Liverpool into sixth, while Leicester will look to give themselves some breathing space at the bottom, currently sat two points above relegation.
Brentford have struggled against the Foxes, and are actually winless since 1953, weirdly. The Foxes have won five and drawn two of the seven meetings in that time in the league.
However Leicester have had their own issues in the capital, and lost their first three away games in London at the start of the season, but did get a 2-0 win on their last trip, coming against West Ham. They’ve not had back-to-back wins in London since 2020.
And they face a very strong home side in Brentford, who have only lost once on their own turf all season in the Premier League – a 3-0 loss to Arsenal – and have won five of their last nine at home.
Leicester are only 26 games into this season, but 16 of those have been defeats and are now just two away from matching their tally of losses in 2016-17 (18).
From one South Coast side to another – we’re up at Villa Park now for Aston Villa’s tie with Bournemouth, who start the day in 18th.
Bournemouth have struggled at times this season – despite inflicting a shock 1-0 win over Liverpool and coming seconds away from a point on the road to Arsenal – but can perhaps expect a result against an Aston Villa side they’ve beaten four times on the spin.
In each of those wins the Cherries have scored twice, and have actually won 2-1 at today’s venue on both visits in the top-flight.
Clashes between these two actually do end up being games of two halves more often than not, with all four of Villa’s goals coming in the second half, while eight of the Cherries’ strikes coming before the interval.
And it gets worse for Villa fans – the club are without a win in three games so far this season against promoted sides, and have only won two of their last 10.
But one slice of positivity – Unai Emery’s side have scored in each of his first 13 matches in charge, having only scored in six of the 13 before his arrival. That’s the longest streak at the start of a manager’s tenure since Claudio Ranieri’s side scored in each of his first 17 games in charge at Leicester.
First up – Tottenham’s trip to Southampton. Spurs could go third with a win today, with Man United playing in the FA Cup tomorrow, while things could get much worse for Southampton with another defeat as they start the day propping up the table.
St. Mary’s has been something of a happy hunting ground for Spurs in recent meetings, with the Saints winning at home just twice against Tottenham since their return to the Premier League.
North London seems to have kicked up similar issues for Southampton, though, and Tottenham will be looking to secure a seventh Premier League double over the South Coast outfit – the fourth team they’ll have managed as many against.
However, Ruben Selles’ side have at least managed to score in each of their last 14 games in the league against Tottenham in a run going back to 2015, but the problem lies in conceding.
The hosts’ 1-0 win over Spurs in January 2020 was their only clean sheet in their last 21 games against Conte and Co.
And now my favourite stat of all – Spurs have won eight in 10 Saturday 3pm kick-offs. They last played both their games against one team at 3pm on Saturday in the Premier League in 2017-18, doing so against West Brom (D1 L1) and Stoke (W2).
In the building 🏡 pic.twitter.com/dzSbJPkjjk
It’s a monumental day of Premier League action, with battles all over the table taking place across these four games.
We’ve got Spurs fighting for Champions League qualification, Brentford pushing to seal a remarkable European spot, and Wolves, Bournemouth, Leeds, Southampton and Leicester fighting for their Premier League status.
Villa are perhaps just out of reach now of the dog-fight, but we will see all three sides in the bottom three playing today, and wins for each of them could take them out of the relegation zone.
Stick with us as we go through what’s at stake in each game, and the stats behind all of this afternoon’s match-ups.
Good afternoon everyone and welcome to what promises to be another busy day of Premier League action!
We’ve got FOUR games coming at you at 3pm, with Tottenham travelling to Southampton in their quest to consolidate a spot in the top four, while Wolves host Leeds, Leicester travel to Brentford, and Aston Villa take on Bournemouth.
We’ve got plenty to get through ahead of those kick-offs around the country, so stick with us as we take you through all the latest stories, news and build-up for Saturday’s 3pm Premier League games.
IT'S MATCHDAY ‼️
🏟 St Mary's Stadium
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