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Tottenham vs Brighton predicted XIs: Confirmed team news and probable lineups

By James Amey

Published: 14:58, 8 February 2024

Tottenham can maintain their fine home form with victory over Brighton in what promises to be a cracking Premier League contest on Saturday.

Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs have won their last four league games at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and can avenge their festive 4-2 defeat at Brighton by getting the better of the Seagulls this time around.

The visitors should play their part, though, with another goalfest between these two attack-minded sides on the cards in north London.

Can Richarlison continue his hot-streak in front of goal?

After a difficult start to life in North London, Richarlison has found his feet at Tottenham and since returning from surgery has shown exactly why Spurs paid over £50m for his services from Merseyside.

The forward became the first Brazilian to score 10+ league goals across Europe’s top five leagues with a brace against former side Everton last weekend as he made it nine goals in his last eight league games. Infact, since the start of December he has scored more Premier League goals than any other player and is now just five goals away from equalling his best ever tally in the Premier League.

His performances have also earned him plaudits from the media and fans, earning him a Player of the Month nomination for January.

If he was to be named POTM for Jan, then it would his first award of his career and he would be the first Brazilian to win the award since former teammate Lucas Moura in August 2018.

What’s even more worrying for the opposition, is manager Ange Postecoglou saying there is still more to come from his number 9 after Spurs 2-2 draw with Everton.

“Richy was good again, not just his goals but his general play. “It was again really important for us. He worked hard for the team and there’s more to come from Richy. He’s working hard on his game.”

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Tottenham v Brighton team news

Son Heung-min could feature for Spurs after South Korea were knocked out of the Asian Cup, although it remains to be seen if Postecoglou will draft him straight back into his starting line-up.

Manor Solomon and Ryan Sessegnon are sidelined but Giovani Lo Celso is pushing for a return.

Kaoru Mitoma is in contention to feature for Brighton after Japan exited the Asian Cup at the quarter-final stage.

However, Joel Veltmann, Julio Enciso, James Milner and Solly March are still unavailable for the Seagulls’ trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Tottenham v Brighton predicted XIs:

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Bentancur, Sarr; Kulusevski, Maddison, Son; Richarlison.

Brighton (3-4-3): Verbruggen; Van Hecke, Dunk, Julio; Hinshelwood, Gross, Gilmour, Lamptey; Buonanotte, Ferguson, Joao Pedro.

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