Brighton vs Tottenham: Predicted XI (H)
Brighton look to bounce back from their weekend defeat at Crystal Palace when they host Tottenham at the AMEX Stadium, tonight.
The Seagulls lost 3-2 away to Hodgson’s side in a game that had a very exciting first half.
Goals from Wilfried Zaha (2) and James Tomkins were enough to ensure Palace the victory, although Glenn Murray and Jose Izquierdo twice pulled Brighton back to within striking distance.
The win meant that Palace moved six points clear of the relegation.
Brighton will go into tonight’s game aiming to increase their gap from the relegation ensuring their safety in the Premier League for next season.
Manager Chris Hughton says he wants his players to come back with positive attitudes for tonight’s game, after the weekend defeat.
Generally, if we’ve lost matches it’s been by fine margins. We have to make sure that Saturday hasn’t set us back. For us it’s about being as solid as we can.
He also said that he wants his team to believe in themselves and to not have a ‘defeatist attitudes’, in their run in to their final games of the season.
Here is the predicted XI for tonight’s game.
He’s been excellent in goal in his debut season for the Seagulls. Has kept his team in the game numerous times pulling off some great saves.
Very quick. Will always look to join in on the attack. Uses his pace very well when attacking the opposition defenders and when tracking back to defend for his team.
He has grown into a leader of the Brighton defence. Very organised and commanding. Also a goal threat at set pieces.
Having a terrific season for the club. Very organised and very direct. Also a goal threat at set pieces.
Attacking minded full back. Likes to take on the opposition defenders. Uses his speed very well.
Wide player. Likes to cut in on his left foot. Very good on the ball and he is always on the run.
A protector of the back four. Reads the game well.
Another protector of the back four. Versatile midfield player who also likes to take on players.
Wide player, likes to cut in on his right foot. Very skilful and quick. Not afraid to take on defenders. Another goal threat, especially from outside the box.
Versatile midfielder. Can also play behind the striker. He’s having an excellent season so far. Provider of goals and is a constant threat to defenders.
Very good on the ball. Will always hold up play to get everyone involved. Another goal threat, at set pieces and anywhere inside the 18 yard box.