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Spurs finished fourth in the table last season and are therefore preparing for a return to the Champions League, while Southampton were 15th, just five points clear of the relegation zone.

With Ben White and Gabriel fit to start, Mikel Arteta would have hoped to rely on some defensive solidity from his team but Aaron Ramsdale almost had the ball taken off his toe by Miguel Almiron after eight minutes before White went in the book for a lunge moments later.

Fresh from booking their place in a third Champions League final from the last five seasons, Jurgen Klopp’s side play their penultimate home game of an unforgettable campaign against a team with plenty riding on the fixture themselves.

Spurs are currently fourth in the table, level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal in the race for a top-four spot, while Villa occupy 11th position, one point behind 10th-placed Leicester City.