Tottenham Hotspur have dropped three straight matches in all competitions going back two weeks — a tricky away tie to then-undefeated Watford, home to Liverpool, and then a heartbreaker in the Champions League at Inter Milan. It’s no wonder that the narrative has been mostly gloom and doom for the past few days.
Spurs have a chance to right the ship today in the Premier League against Brighton and Hove Albion, but it won’t necessarily be an easy win. The Seagulls have five points from five matches, but like Spurs their biggest scalp was a win over Manchester United. 34-year old Glenn Murray leads Brighton with four goals. Spurs could only manage a draw here last season. It’s not a gimme.
Spurs are without keeper Hugo Lloris, but Dele Alli and Moussa Sissoko returned to training this week and could be set for a return to the side.
Here's how Albion line up against @SpursOfficial at the Amex Stadium.— Brighton & Hove Albion ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) September 22, 2018
No changes to the starting line-up, but @FlorinAndone11 takes his place on the bench for the first time this season.#BHATOT #BHAFC ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/uyJg0306MX
How to Watch
Date/time: Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 12:30 a.m. (ET), 5:30 p.m. (BST)
Venue: AmEx Stadium, Brighton, UK
TV: NBC (USA), BT Sport 1 (UK), Sportsnet East/West/Pacific/World (Canada), Optus (Australia), other listings at livesoccertv.com
Streaming: NBC Sports Live (USA), fubo.tv (free trial)
Radio: Audio streamed at tottenhamhotspur.com. UK - check local listings
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