Tottenham host Brighton and Hove Albion at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium over the weekend in their Premier League fixture. Spurs are looking to cement their fourth place with a win against Brighton. Meanwhile, the Seagulls are fresh from beating Tottenham’s top four rivals Arsenal in their last league game. However, Brighton will not find it easy against a resurgent Tottenham, who are aiming at a fifth consecutive league win.
Tottenham met Brighton just over a month ago, beating them 2-0. Since then, their fortunes have turned, as they went on to win four consecutive league games. Moreover, Spurs have scored a monstrous 14 goals in their last four league games. Antonio Conte’s men have solidified their grip on the fourth place as they sit three points ahead of Arsenal. Tottenham know a slip-up won’t be affordable from here onwards until the end of the season.
Tottenham Hotspur Premier League form: L W W W W
Brighton finally earned their first league victory in seven games, beating Arsenal at the Emirates. However, Graham Potter is yet to beat Tottenham in his last seven meetings with the North Londoners. But Brighton are high on morale, and would look to carry their form from the Arsenal game. While The Seagulls currently sit 11th in the table, level on points with Crystal Palace. A win against Tottenham would take Brighton in the upper-half of the table.
Brighton Premier League form: L L L D W
Tottenham vs Brighton: Team News
The Spurs’ team news
Japhet Tanganga remains sidelined for the whole of this season after sustaining knee injury. However, in a big blow, Matt Doherty joined Tanganga as well on the sidelines. The right-back suffered a season-ending knee-injury as well against Aston Villa. Oliver Skipp has not recovered yet and could miss this game.
Conte could field the same starting eleven he used against Aston Villa, barring Doherty. Serge Reguilon could cover up for Doherty, and the on-fire attacking trio of Kulusevski, Kane and Son should lead the Tottenham offence against Brighton.
Tottenham possible starting line-up:
Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Emerson, Bentancur, Hojberg, Reguilon; Kulusevski, Kane, Son
The Seagulls’ team news
Brighton luckily have less to worry about injuries. Graham Potter has an almost fully-fit squad to take to North London. However, midfielder Jakub Moder is unavailable as a cruciate ligament injury earlier this month ended his season.
Brighton in the same vein as Tottenham could remain mostly unchanged from their triumph at the Emirates. Potter could however hand in Tariq Lamptey a start here to freshen things a little bit up.
Brighton possible starting line-up:
Sanchez; Veltman, Dunk, Cucurella; Lamptey, Mwepu, Bissouma, Caicedo, Trossard; Mac Allister, Welbeck
Tottenham 4-1 Brighton
Though Brighton are fresh from beating Tottenham’s north London rivals, Spurs are in some scintillating form. It would take some force to stop them, but there’s less of a possibility it happens here. Another win and three points in the bag are awaiting Tottenham, which would be crucial to their Champions League qualifications hopes. Moreover, given Tottenham’s last few games, a goals-galore should be expected as well.
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