Brighton vs Tottenham preview
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Last Updated: 04/10/19 6:42pm
Team news, key stats and predictions ahead of Brighton vs Tottenham in the Premier League.
Brighton will have Solly March back for the Premier League clash with Tottenham, but will hand a late fitness test to Davy Propper. Winger March is fit after missing Albion's last two top-flight games with a thigh problem, while midfielder Propper remains doubtful having sat out last weekend's loss at Chelsea because of a hamstring issue.
Shane Duffy (calf), Bernardo (knock), Leandro Trossard (groin) and Jose Izquierdo (knee) remain sidelined for the Seagulls but Leon Balogun is available following a minor injury.
Tottenham are likely to play Moussa Sissoko at right-back. The midfielder is set to fill in for the suspended Serge Aurier, having done so following the Ivory Coast international's red card against Southampton last week.
Midfielder Giovani Lo Celso (hip) and winger Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring) are still injured.
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- Brighton are winless in all four of their Premier League meetings with Spurs (W0 D1 L3), losing both matches last season.
- 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.
- Starting with a 1-2 defeat to Burnley on February 23rd 2019, Tottenham Hotspur have won just 22 points in their last 19 Premier League matches. 12 teams have won more than them in their last 19 matches, including Bournemouth (23) and Newcastle United (25).
- Tottenham are winless in nine Premier League away games (D2 L7) since beating Fulham in January. They last went longer without a win on the road between April-December 2006 (10 games).
- Brighton & Hove Albion are winless in their last eight home league games (D3 L5), last enduring a longer run in February 2010 (nine games).
- Brighton & Hove Albion have failed to score more than once in any of their last 15 Premier League home games - only Sunderland (28 between Dec 2002 - May 2006) and Huddersfield (24 between Mar 2018 - May 2019) have had longer such runs in the competition.
- Each of Tottenham's last nine Premier League goals have been scored before half-time, with Spurs last netting in the second half against Manchester City in their second match of the season.
What do we say about Tottenham? They produced a battling performance with 10 men against Southampton, but they are struggling, and Bayern ruthlessly picked them apart. Brighton on the other hand, if Leandro Trossard is fit, could cause problems. Unfortunately for Graham Potter, the results have not been overly impressive at Brighton. New managers do take time, but they can cause Spurs problems. Tottenham are there for the taking at the minute - there is no togetherness and Brighton could squeeze them in this.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (11/2 with Sky Bet)
Fantasy Football tip
Dan Burn could be an option at just £4.6m, the second cheapest player in Fantasy Football. It may be the right time for the centre-back to come up against the Tottenham frontline and add to the 25 points he has for the season already.