Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Premier League – Thursday 12:30pm
Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion – Preview:
Spurs will be without Heung-Min Son for the visit of Brighton after the South Korean was sent-off during Sunday’s defeat to Chelsea at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Son was given his marching orders by referee Anthony Taylor, after appearing to kick out at Blues defender, Antonio Rudiger, and will now miss Tottenham’s next three matches.
Spurs received better news regarding Argentine playmaker, Erik Lamela. The player has resumed first-team training following a troublesome hamstring injury and could come into contention for a place in the squad to face the Seagulls.
Injured duo, Ben Davies and Hugo Lloris remain sidelined. Meanwhile, Brighton head to North London looking for a unique double-double, having already beaten Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium as well as Hammering Spurs by three unanswered goals when the two sides met at the Amex Stadium in October.
Tottenham’s defeat against Chelsea left them seventh in the Premier League table, six points off the Champions League places. Meanwhile, Brighton – under the guidance of Graham Potter – sit thirteenth having lost by a goal to nil to Sheffield United last time out.
Jose Mourinho seemed a little unfamiliar with Potter’s work, explaining: “I am more in conditions to speak about the work Chris Hughton did there than Potter.
“Potter is just a few months. Chris was a few years and did amazing in the Championship. Almost promoted, then promoted, then kept them in the Premier League giving stability to the team.
“Chris did fantastic work there and now of course with the way the team plays and the position they have in the table it is easy to say Potter is doing a good work and it looks as though the team is going to be very stable in the Premier League, so well done.”
Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion – Head to head:
Tottenham Hotspur won: 14
Brighton & Hove Albion won: 7
Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion – Last five meetings (all competitions):
December 13, 2017 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
April 17, 2018 – Premier League
Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
September 22, 2018 – Premier League
Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur
April 23, 2019 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
October 5, 2019 – Premier League
Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Jeevesie’s prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion