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Davis must give Valery and Obafemi a chance against Tottenham

Davis must give Valery and Obafemi a chance against Tottenham

Southampton will be desperate to appoint the right man this time round after relieving Mark Hughes of his managerial duties earlier on this week. 

The Saints have struggled to ensure consistency this season and currently find themselves in a spot of bother in the relegation zone, so changes were definitely needed.

Interestingly, Southampton will travel to Wembley Stadium to face Tottenham Hotspur in their next Premier League fixture. The Lilywhites suffered defeat at the hands of Arsenal in the North London derby last time out, so they’ll be looking to put in a dominant performance to get their campaign back on track.

Of course, with caretaker manager Kelvin Davis in charge, perhaps he will think about giving a couple of youngsters a chance to prove themselves tonight.

Therefore, Southampton can silence Wembley if these TWO starlets get a chance…

YAN VALERY

Yan Valery put in a very impressive performance against Manchester United last time out as helped keep things tight at the back for the Saints, as well as providing an attacking outlet in the final third.

The Frenchman has a bright future ahead of him and could now enjoy a run in the side, similar to Matt Targett’s breakthrough a couple of season’s back.

With a dangerous Tottenham Hotspur side up next, Davis has no choice but to gift him a place in the starting lineup after witnessing his last performance in the red and white stripes.

MICHAEL OBAFEMI

Michael Obafemi has featured four times in the Premier League and once in the EFL Cup this season, so it’s clear to see that he is very highly-rated on the South Coast.

The 18-year-old has got blinding pace, which is something that Southampton have lacked at the top end of the pitch in the current campaign. So, they should stick him on Juan Foyth, who is coming into today’s game off the back of a horror performance at the Emirates.

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