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Brighton predicted lineup vs Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

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Graham Potter has steered Brighton to five consecutive Premier League defeats
Graham Potter has steered Brighton to five consecutive Premier League defeats / PAUL ELLIS/GettyImages
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An out of form Brighton host Champions League-chasing Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Wednesday evening.

The Seagulls won six of their opening seven games across all competitions to start the season. But have been locked in a downward spiral of five consecutive Premier League defeats since mid-February.

Here's the lineup Graham Potter may deploy to stop the rot.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Lewis Dunk
Lewis Dunk has been at Brighton since 2003 / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Robert Sanchez (GK) - Only Southampton's Alex McCarthy is more efficient at claiming high balls tossed into his penalty area than Brighton's number one (gathering 12.5% per FBref).

Joel Veltman (CB) - The Ajax academy product was substituted onto the pitch to witness Lucas Moura's game-winning hat-trick first-hand as Tottenham knocked his club out of the 2019 Champions League semi-finals in dramatic fashion.

Shane Duffy (CB) - If Potter opts to match Antonio Conte's favoured back-three, he may draft in the imposing Duffy with Adam Webster a fitness doubt.

Lewis Dunk (CB) - The Seagulls skipper missed nine games in his first four seasons of Premier League football, the tally he has sat out this campaign alone.

2. Midfielders & wingbacks

Yves Bissouma
Yves Bissouma has won more tackles than any other Brighton player in the Premier League this season / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Tariq Lamptey (RWB) - The only Premier League goal of Lamptey's burgeoning career came in a 2-1 defeat away to Tottenham in November 2020.

Pascal Gross (CM) - Brighton's creator-in-chief from set-pieces has carved out 24 chances from dead balls - the next highest teammate has laid on just eight (per FBref).

Yves Bissouma (CM) - The midfield anchor scored his first goal in more than a year against Spurs earlier this season - though it proved nothing more than a consolation.

Jakub Moder (CM) - No outfield player has been involved in more Premier League matches than the versatile Pole (26).

Marc Cucurella (LWB) - The tireless summer arrival has forced the opposition into more turnovers than any other teammate in England's top flight this season (135 per FBref).

3. Forwards

Neal Maupay
Neal Maupay is Brighton's joint-record Premier League goalscorer with Glenn Murray / Henry Browne/GettyImages

Neal Maupay (ST) - Brighton's leading scorer has found the net just once in his last 11 Premier League appearances.

Danny Welbeck (ST) - The former Arsenal forward played in five Premier League north London derbies against Spurs, failing to score or win a single one.


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