Winger Jose Izquierdo and forward Florin Andone are awaiting their first appearances of the season after returning to fitness. Midfielder Pascal Gross, who is nursing an ankle injury, remains Brighton’s only absentee.
Tottenham will assess Dele Alli and Moussa Sissoko, who have returned to training after respective hamstring and knee problems. Hugo Lloris is still injured so Michel Vorm will start in goal. Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier will return to the squad after being rested in Tuesday’s Champions League defeat at Inter Milan.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
Jonathan Pearce: Tottenham’s worst week for a long time. Awful against Liverpool. Poor game management and late defending at Inter. Chaos over the new stadium.
The more reactionary Spurs fans are already moaning about Mauricio Pochettino. It’s a nonsense to attack the manager. He’s transformed the club into consistent challengers.
Someone will suffer a backlash soon. If Brighton play as they did in the first half at Southampton, it could be them.
But the comeback at St Mary’s showed their true colours and the Amex will be buzzing, as it was in last season’s 1-1 draw that accelerated the Seagulls’ rush to safety.
Source: BBC News