Predicted 4-2-3-1 Tottenham Hotspur lineup vs Brighton: Surprise name in the starting XI?

Tottenham have gotten their season back on track after sort of hitting a lean patch last month. Mauricio Pochettino’s men have been inconsistent in the league this season, though their awe-inspiring performances in the Champions League have been praiseworthy.

They somehow roared back in form after demolishing Stoke City by a scoreline of 5-1 and will try to continue that in the midweek clash against Brighton.

Brighton have shown incredible resilience, and Pochettino will have to play his cards right. He may have to rest some of his key men, to prepare for the weekend match against Manchester City. However, taking Brighton lightly is a huge risk too.

Team news

Spurs are still without their key figure in defence, that is, Toby Alderweireld and the entire team’s formation might change because of that. Davinson Sanchez is serving his three-match suspension, which adds up to the lack of defensive solidity for the Lilywhites.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Defence

Hugo Lloris will continue in goal. He has had a few disappointing outings and needs to bring more consistency into his game. Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier will combine at the heart of the defence for the North Londoners.

Danny Rose will hope for a start on the left-back slot for Tottenham. Ben Davies will be preferred in the game against City owing to his form and hence Rose will get a good chance of displaying his credentials in this game. 

Serge Aurier could replace Trippier in the right-back position and you get the feeling after reading this that the Ivorian is too good to be contained in a backup role. Such is the depth Tottenham have.

Midfield

Moussa Sissoko will replace Dembele against Brighton. Sissoko has shown signs of returning back to top form in limited opportunities this season and a Premier League start sure will help him regain his touch.

Harry Winks has been truly sensational in the way he has been able to keep things simple. Winks has a wide passing range and possesses a calm head while defending counter-attacks. He rarely misplaces a pass in the middle and is extremely crucial in Tottenham’s setup.

Attack

Erik Lamela is very widely expected to start this game after making a handful of substitute appearances since his return from injury. Lamela along with Son-Heung Min will occupy the wings in this formation. Son has been in stunning form in the last few matches and it would not be an exaggeration if I say that the South Korean is the most underrated forward in the entire league.

Dele Alli will sit behind Harry Kane in the number ten position, while the latter will be the sole striker. Both of them have excelled individually this season and it would be even more fruitful if the duo can fire together more consistently now.

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