Brighton & Hove Albion will be looking to add more woes to Tottenham’s problems when the two face-off in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.
Brighton are on a run of five games without a win in the Premier League. Graham Potter’s last win in all competitions came against Bristol Rovers in the Carabao Cup and last winning in the Premier League on matchday one.
Though Spurs managed to win their last Premier League game last weekend, they were thrashed 2-7 against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League. Spurs have won just one game in their last five outings in all competitions, including a penalty shoot-out loss to Colchester United.
Spurs lie 10 places above Brighton who are 16th with six points while Pochettino’s boys have 11 points.
Brighton are winless in all four of their last Premier League meetings with Spurs (W0 D1 L3), losing both matches last season.
WHEN AND WHERE?
Venue : Amex Stadium
Date : Saturday, October 5
Time : 12:30 (BST)
Spurs haven’t lost against Brighton since April 1983 when they were beaten 2-1 in a top-flight fixture – they’ve won five and drawn one of six matches against the Seagulls in all competitions since then.
Brighton haven’t led for a single minute in any of their four Premier League matches against Spurs, with their two goals both coming in matches when they were trailing.
Brighton have lost just one of their last 19 League matches in October (W10 D8 L1), losing 2-0 away at Arsenal in 2017.
Starting with 1-2 defeat to Burnley on February 23rd 2019, Tottenham Hotspur have won just 22 points in their last 19 Premier League matches. Bournemouth (23) and Newcastle (25) are part of 12 teams that have amassed more points in their last 19 games.
Potter will likely be without Leandro Trossard, Jose Izquierdo and Davy Propper through injuries.
A calf problem to Shane Duffy also leaves him on the sidelines.
Mauricio Pochettino will play this game without in-form Serge Aurier who is suspended. Ryan Sessegnon, Juan Foyth and Giovani Lo Celso continue to work on their returns.
Brighton XI : Ryan; Webster, Dunk, Burn; Montaya, Mooy, Stephens, Bissouma, Alzate; Gross; Maupay.
Tottenham XI : Lloris; Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Ndombele, Winks; Lamela, Eriksen, Son; Kane.
Brighton and Hove Albion 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur