Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to get back to winning ways on the South Coast when they face off against Brighton on Wednesday.
Antonio Conte’s men travel to the Amex Stadium with revenge on the agenda off the back of 1-0 and 3-0 defeats on their last two visits.
Tottenham fell to an agonising 3-2 defeat against Manchester United in a crunch clash at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed the headlines as he scored a hat-trick to render Harry Kane’s penalty and a Harry Maguire own goal inconsequential.
The Lilywhites have now dropped to eighth in the Premier League table, six points adrift of city rivals Arsenal in the race for the last Champions League spot albeit having played an extra game.
Their next assignment comes against a Brighton side who suffered a 3-1 loss in the most recent meeting back in last month’s FA Cup tie.
Graham Potter’s men have been largely underwhelming of late to say the least, losing their last five matches by a combined score of 11-1 ahead of Wednesday’s contest.
However, Spurs have also struggled away from home all-season long with last week’s defeat in Manchester being their fifth in nine outings since the turn of the year.
Now in the last chance saloon to redeem their top-four ambitions, the North Londoners must rise to the occasion if they are to stand any chance of ending their two-year absence from Europe’s premier club competition.
The latest injury news has Ryan Sessegnon and Oliver Skipp out with thigh and groin injuries respectively – both miss the match.
Japhet Tanganga is also unavailable having not featured since he damaged his knee earlier in the year against Chelsea.
Once again, the newly-invigorated Matt Doherty is expected to shrug off competition from Emerson Royale to feature at right wing-back.
Harry Kane has been the beacon of light in a season of gloomy Tottenham news headlines, and he notched his 177th strike in the Premier League last time out, moving him level with Frank Lampard in fifth place on the all-time scoring chart.
Kane or Son must fire if Spurs are to win and keep their European hopes alive.
Brighton possible starting line-up:
Sanchez; Cucurella, Dunk, Veltman, Lamptey; Bissouma, Alzate, Mac Allister; Trossard, Maupay, March
Tottenham possible starting line-up:
Lloris; Davies, Dier, Romero; Doherty, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Reguilon; Son, Kulusevski, Kane
Score Prediction: Brighton 1-2 Tottenham
Tottenham head into this one with a lot at stake and will fancy themselves to emerge triumphant against a struggling Brighton outfit. We are tipping them to come away with all three points, albeit by only a narrow margin.