Everything is not fine. Both in the table and on the pitch, Tottenham Hotspur does not look like a club capable of winning anything major this season, despite theoretically solidifying the squad during the summer. The time for excuses has come and gone, and lost leads, astonishing losses, and underachieving performances have left a put a heavy stain on the club after the first two months of the year.
It may sound like a broken record to say that Spurs are better than they are currently showing, but it still remains true. Whether this makes a difference or not, however, is going to be determined over the next stretch of fixtures. If Tottenham can hold on as the team gets healthy and continues to search for an identity, then this season can still end up somewhat successful; if not, there is a potential for disaster.
Despite a pair of early defeats, Tottenham sits just three points off of third place in the league. On the other hand, Saturday’s opponent, Brighton & Hove Albion, has just one win this year, coming all the way back from the first match of the season. As it currently stands, the Seagulls could be in a relegation fight this season.
This certainly looks like a match for Spurs to put the woes of the Champions League behind them by taking care of business against a much inferior side. Finishing in the top four is still a major goal for this team, and earning three points each weekend is a must, especially against lesser foes like Brighton. Tottenham absolutely must find a way to show consistency, something it has yet to display this season.
How to Watch
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. BST
Location: American Express Community Stadium, Brighton, England
TV: NBCSN (USA), BT Sport 1 (UK)
Streaming: NBCSports.com (USA), fubo.tv (free trial)
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