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    Southampton return to Premier League action with a home game against league leaders Liverpool on Saturday. Grey Nike Tri Fusion Run . Saints have lost their last two league matches - to Hull City and Chelsea - after battling to a 1-1 draw at Manchester City on October 23, but forward Rodriguez maintains Claude Puels team are better than their results suggest.He told Sky Sports News HQ: Im not sure what we have done in the games that we havent got the points we wanted, but I think we take confidence from our performances. Hopefully our results will start changing and the main thing is to work hard and to keep that going.We have got a good team spirit, great lads and we work hard for each other and it shows against the big teams. Six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports to watch Man Utd v Arsenal on Saturday and get the first six months half price The performances have been really good, its just the results maybe we deserve a bit better.Southampton sit in 10th place in the table ahead of the visit of the Reds to St Marys, with 13 points from their 11 matches.Upgrade to Sky Sports now to watch Man Utd v Arsenal this Saturday and get the first six months half price! Also See: Southampton video Southampton fixtures Southampton stats Get a £10 free bet! Womens Nike Tri Fusion Run . -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar will be out for roughly four weeks after tearing his left hamstring. Red Nike Tri Fusion Run . Roman Josi had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators to a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday night. . -- The Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake played to a 0-0 tie Saturday night that left the top of the Western Conference standings unchanged.Mousa Dembele was arguably the best player on the pitch as Tottenham extended their unbeaten record in the Premier League with a 1-1 draw at Arsenal on Sunday. Adam Bate looks at why the midfielder earned the praise of his manager afterwards and could be Spurs’ key man… Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. Dembele is a genius, said Mauricio Pochettino with a smile. Hes a genius, no? The Tottenham manager had only been asked what he thought of the players efforts given that hed been substituted in the first half against Bayer Leverkusen in midweek. He responded with a superlative, before adding: Today he was one of the best.If genius was a strong term, one of the best actually felt like Pochettino was selling Dembele a little short. In a game that, as Arsene Wenger asserted, was played with great intensity but sometimes lacked for technical craft, the Belgian midfielder found time where others could not. With a drop of one of those huge shoulders, he was away. Highlights of Arsenals 1-1 draw with Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium Dembele won possession more than any other Spurs player and seldom relinquished it either. He completed 42 of his 47 passes - an accuracy rate that was far superior to any other player on the pitch. The statistics showed that there were also three tackles and a couple of interceptions but they do not reveal the apparent ease with which it was all done. Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham - Passing Player Team Pass accuracy Mousa Dembele Tottenham 89.4% Francis Coquelin Arsenal 83.3% Jan Vertonghen Tottenham 83.1% Aaron Ramsey Arsenal 82.4% Arsenal pressed Spurs well early on but it was futile against Dembele. Insiide three minutes he turned away from two to set up the first chance of the game for Kyle Walker and that was a hint of what was to come. Discount Nike Tri Fusion Run. It was his gliding run away from Mesut Ozil and Francis Coquelin that won the penalty from which Harry Kane earned the visitors their point. Dembele had six successful dribbles against Arsenal - no other player on the pitch had more than two The 1-1 draw maintains the sequence of Tottenham having not lost a Premier League game in which Dembele has started since an unfortunate defeat at Manchester United on the opening day of last season. When Dembele can be partnered with Kane, the effect it has on Tottenham is shown by the dramatic upturn in results. Dembele and Kane - Since October 2015 Played Won Drawn Lost Win % Points pg With 25 16 9 0 64% 2.28 Without 17 5 7 5 29% 1.29 Since October 2015, Spurs are unbeaten in 25 Premier League games when the two start together with a win percentage of 64 per cent. In contrast, theyve lost five of 17 where one of the pair has been missing - a win percentage of only 29 per cent. Over the course of a full season, thats the difference between winning the title and finishing outside the top 10.In part, thats because of Dembeles ability to get Tottenhams attacking players into the game. While Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier are safe in possession, Dembele can break the lines through both dribbling the ball - there were six such runs against Arsenal - and picking out forward options. He passed more to Christian Eriksen on Sunday than to anyone else. Dembele provided composure and control in Tottenhams midfield Getting him on the ball is key for Tottenham, argues Sky Sports tactics expert Danny Higginbotham. Getting him driving through midfield and unsettling the opposition midfield. Making them make decisions they dont want to make. Hes an important cog who feeds the likes of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Erik Lamela.Two of those men were missing at the Emirates Stadium, but its the return to full fitness of Dembele and Kane that could be the real key to Tottenhams chances. Kane is the hero, the man whose goals are capable of firing Spurs to their victories. But Dembele, Pochettinos midfield genius, is the one who can provide the platform for him to do it. Also See: Kane strikes in derby draw Pochettinos verdict Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '