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Match preview: Brighton v Tottenham

The Amex Stadium in Brighton Photo: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Brighton host Tottenham in the late kick-off on Saturday off the back of consecutive 2-2 draws in the league, in which the Seagulls have had to recover from 2-0 down.

Spurs meanwhile have lost their last three fixtures in all competitions by a 2-1 scoreline, leading against Watford and Inter Milan in the league and Champions League respectively, before eventually suffering defeat.

Chris Hughton has Joze Izquierdo and Florin Andone available once again with both awaiting their first appearances of the season, for the latter it would be his Brighton debut, while Pascal Groß (ankle) is the only absentee for the Seagulls.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino could be handed a much needed boost ahead of the tie with the potential return of playmaker Dele Alli, who has returned to training this week following a hamstring injury.

Moussa Sissoko has also recovered from a hamstring problem and looks set to be available, though Hugo Lloris (thigh) is still sidelined.Brighton have only lost one of their previous nine at home in the league, a 2-0 defeat to Leicester in March, and have registered two victories over Manchester United in that time.

Spurs have lost two of their last four league fixtures away from home, after a run of nine Premier League matches unbeaten away, and could suffer three successive defeats in the league for the first time since 2012.

Glenn Murray is Brighton’s top scorer this season with four goals in five league games, though the forward failed to find the back of the net against Spurs last season.

Kick Off: 17:30, 22/09/2018

Venue: Amex Stadium