|Leandro Trossard is in the form of his life and so is Harry Kane, who will come out tops? (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
This fixture is another shot for the Spurs at redemption and they must take it. Tottenham cannot afford to lose to Brighton on Saturday; Antonio Conte’s men currently sit in third, four points off the top and only three points above Brighton in fourth but have played a game more than the Seagulls.
Tottenham went to Arsenal last weekend with the sole aim of defending their way out but they were picked out by the aggressive Gunners. Spurs got a way back into the game against the run of play from the spot but their horrendous second-half display meant they left the Emirates Stadium empty-handed.
Brighton is flying at the moment and you can’t stop them from dreaming. The Seagulls picked a point from Anfield last weekend and that itself is a major achievement. Brighton can beat Spurs by more than one goal and leapfrog them into third with a game in hand.
Brighton allowed their manager Graham Potter to join Chelsea and seems to have gotten it right with the acquisition of Roberto Di Zerbi from Sassuolo. The Italian is keeping things simple and working his way up gradually.
How will they line up? It is hard to understand but you’ll expect Spurs to defend deep. Emerson Royale is unavailable for the visitors after his sending-off at Arsenal, Dejan Kulusevski could be available for selection and that would mean Richarlison would drop to the bench.
Brighton is such a brave side and they will go for it early as they did at Liverpool. Brighton will test Tottenham but the visitors will set up to hit Brighton on the counter. Two different schools of thought would go head to head on Sunday, who would come out tops?
Leandro Trossard will seek to continue his rich vein of form that saw him score a hattrick at Anfield and you would remember Brighton beat Tottenham late last season to derail their Champions League chase albeit temporarily. It will be a great game at the Amex.