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Tottenham Hotspur predicted lineup vs Brighton - Premier League

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Antonio Conte sheepishly applauds Tottenham's fans after losing to Manchester United on Saturday
Antonio Conte sheepishly applauds Tottenham's fans after losing to Manchester United on Saturday / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Tottenham Hotspur have the chance to recover from Saturday's defeat to Champions League-chasing Manchester United with a trip to Brighton in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

Antonio Conte arrived in north London as a guarantee of success. However, the serial winner has steered Tottenham to a remarkably uncertain sequence of results in 2022, which reads: WLWLWLWLLWLWLWL.

Here's the lineup Conte may deploy to yet again bounce back from defeat.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris signed a two-year contract extension with Spurs in January / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Hugo Lloris (GK) - The Spurs skipper dislocated his elbow at Brighton's Amex Stadium in the process of conceding a goal in 2019.

Cristian Romero (CB) - The reigning Serie A defender of the year has grown into the demands of the Premier League, but hasn't quite established the intricacies of a yellow card; averaging a booking every 161 minutes.

Eric Dier (CB) - Tottenham have conceded six goals in the three Premier League matches Dier has missed this term (shipping an average of 1.2 with their defensive anchor).

Ben Davies (CB) - The Wales international has missed just three minutes of Premier League football for Spurs in 2022.

2. Midfielders & wingbacks

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
No outfield player has started more Premier League games for Spurs than Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this season (25) / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Matt Doherty (RWB) - Having nudged himself ahead of Emerson Royal in the pecking order, Doherty has started Tottenham's last three Premier League games, directly contributing to four goals in that run.

Rodrigo Bentancur (CM) - The former Juventus midfielder made his Tottenham debut at home to Brighton in February's FA Cup victory.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM) - Despite his reputation as a destroyer, Hojbjerg actually leads Spurs for open play passes into the final third per 90 (although the fact that Tottenham are relying on the Dane for that progression may itself be a problem).

Sergio Reguilon (LWB) - Injury to Ryan Sessegnon has opened up an uncontested avenue for Reguilon back into the starting XI.

3. Forwards

Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min
Harry Kane (left) and Son Heung-min have both netted 11 Premier League goals this term / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Dejan Kulusevski (RW) - One of two Tottenham players that Brighton wouldn't have faced had the fixture gone ahead as scheduled in December.

Harry Kane (ST) - Tottenham's in-form all-rounder has scored four goals in his last three outings against Brighton.

Son Heung-min (LW) - The team's leading Premier League scorer (11) and assist provider (five) is still averaging his fewest goal contributions since his debut season in north London six years ago.