Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, is aiming to make Premier League history today as they host Southampton at Wembley.
The striker scored a hat-trick against Burnley on Saturday, and one more goal will see him break Alan Shearer’s record of Premier League goals in a calendar year – 36 for Blackburn Rovers in 1995.
One strike will also tie Kane with Messi’s 2017 total of 54 goals for club and country, a figure the Englishman will match in fewer games.
Furthermore, a win for Spurs will move them back into the top four before Liverpool host bottom-of-the-table Swansea City.
Tottenham host Southampton at Wembley Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 1.30pm today.
It’s set to be a really busy Boxing Day, as Victor Wanyama returns to first-team training but is not expected for a return to the field until the New Year.
Mauricio Pochettino’s options to rotate have been further limited by Harry Winks ankle injury, which ruled him out of Saturday’s win over Burnley. The club described the damage as “minor”.
Erik Lamela could come in, with Heung-min Son a frustrating figure in attack at Turf Moor.
Charlie Austin has been charged with violent conduct after colliding with Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, he is expected to be banned for three games so expect Manolo Gabbiadini to come in.