Brighton bid to end their worst run of the season by hindering Tottenham’s hopes of making the top four.
Antonio Conte’s men have struggled for consistency this season, failing to win consecutive games since the turn of the year. Defeat against Manchester United on Saturday put a dent in Spurs’ top four hopes; they now find themselves six points adrift of Arsenal having played a game more than the Gunners. The visitors will be without English trio Ryan Sessegnon, Oliver Skipp and Japhet Tanganga for their visit to the South Coast who are all carrying long term injuries.
Graham Potter’s side have failed to win a single point from their previous 15 available, dropping them to 13th – their lowest position in the table all season. There are question marks over the availability of Adam Lallana who limped off in Brighton’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday ; the club are waiting for scan results to confirm if the midfielder is fit to play following a knock to his thigh. One player who wont be taking part though is Adam Webster. The central defender is nurturing a groin injury which has kept him out since mid February.
Last time out…
The two sides have yet to play each other in the Premier League this season, with Wednesday’s game a rearranged fixture initially scheduled for December. However, the clubs did encounter each other in the fourth round of this seasons FA Cup in February with the visitors running out 3-1 winners at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Prediction: Brighton 1-3 Tottenham
Brighton are plummeting down the table and although Spurs have failed to win at the AMEX for three years, the Seagulls’ recent form is too hard to ignore.
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Brighton v Tottenham
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