Picking the Best Potential Tottenham Lineup to Face Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday

​Tottenham Hotspur will face Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday evening, in a Premier League clash which will potentially have far greater significance for the relegation-threatened Seagulls than for Spurs.

Nevertheless, Mauricio Pochettino's side will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing display at Wembley on Saturday, in which they were ​defeated 3-1 by Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Spurs striker Harry Kane will be hoping to add to his goal tally for this season, not least to keep alive his hopes of winning the Premier League Golden Boot for the third season in a row - though these hopes may be fading fast, as he currently trails Liverpool's Mohamed Salah by five goals.

Here is how Spurs might line up on Tuesday:


  • Lloris

​Despite an unusually hot-headed performance against City on Saturday, France captain Hugo Lloris is highly likely to retain his place in the starting lineup against Brighton.


  • Trippier
  • Sánchez
  • Vertonghen
  • Davies

With England left back Danny Rose still recovering from injury and Belgium centre back ​Toby 

Alderweireld seemingly out of favour with Pochettino, the Spurs manager is likely to stick with the same back four as he deployed against City.

Colombia international Davinson Sánchez will be hoping to give a far more assured performance at the Amex than he managed against Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus.


  • Dier
  • Dembélé
  • Son
  • Eriksen
  • Alli

Despite their surprisingly mediocre showing on Saturday, there is no reason to expect many changes to the Spurs midfield lineup, either.

For one thing, playmaker Christian Eriksen and attacking midfielder Dele Alli are likely to see far more of the ball against Brighton than against Pep Guardiola's masters of possession football.

Nevertheless, Pochettino may be tempted to recall Son Heung-min in place of Erik Lamela, who failed to make an impact on Saturday.


  • Kane

Barring injury or illness between now and kickoff, Harry Kane is certain to start on Tuesday. As well as being Spurs' top scorer, the England man is arguably their best player. Even though he was largely ineffective against City, he still set up Spurs' only goal of the game.

Kane will no doubt expect to find the net against the struggling Seagulls, adding to the 25 league goals he has already netted this season.