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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Brighton & Hove Albion: game time, TV channels, how to watch

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Two steps forward, one step back. Literally. In his six Premier League matches in charge of Tottenham Hotspur, manager Jose Mourinho has won two, lost one, won two, lost one. While this stretch has boosted Spurs from 14th to seventh in the table, the two losses are impossible to ignore. Both came against big six foes in Manchester United and Chelsea, and both happen to be previous stops for Mourinho.

Tottenham will have no time to sulk, as the holiday fixture list squeezes three matches into the next seven days and four in the next 11. This week will be without Son Heung-Min who will be sitting out with a red card, but hopefully will include a fully fit Tanguy Ndombele and possibly even the return of Erik Lamela for the first time since October.

Brighton & Hove Albion travel to London on Boxing Day winless in its last three with just one victory over its last seven. The Seagulls sit 13th in a crowded middle of the table and are not particularly intimidating. Nonetheless, this is an important match for the home side, who slipped six points behind Chelsea for fourth place in the league. Spurs have done well recently to get wins against lower sides, but fell against Brighton 3-0 earlier this year in an absolutely ugly performance.

Despite Mourinho unquestionably improving results since taking over, there are still those skeptical following his defeats against United and Chelsea. His central midfield choices leave much to be desired, and last time out he lost the tactical battle. With so many fixtures in a short window, some rotation is inevitable. Whether that brings a change in strategy as well, though, remains to be seen.

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How to Watch

Date: Thursday, December 26, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. BT
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
TV: NBCSN (USA), not televised (UK)
Streaming: NBC Sports Live (USA), Amazon Prime Video (UK), fubo.tv (free trial)

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