Tottenham news: Is this the team Spurs could name against Brighton with several key players missing?
Tottenham can seize control of the top four race when they welcome Brighton to the new White Hart Lane on Tuesday night – but the north Londoners will be without some key players.
Moussa Sissoko is the latest addition to the club’s lengthy injury list, with the influential Frenchman set to miss the next two weeks with a groin problem.
He joins long-term absentee Harry Kane in the treatment room, while Hugo Lloris, Harry Winks and Erik Lamela are all doubts for the visit of the Seagulls.
Spurs, who lost 1-0 to Manchester City just three days ago, also host West Ham on Saturday and then have the small matter of a Champions League semi-final against Ajax on 30 April.
Brighton are in dreadful form, but with qualification for next season’s Champions League not yet secured and the Seagulls fighting for survival, manager Mauricio Pochettino insists he will not down tools for the Premier League clash.
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He said: “We are not thinking of Ajax.
“We showed at Manchester City that we’re thinking in the ‘today’ and that competition, the Premier League.
“Now our energy is in Brighton. It’s so clear that we have two objectives, one is to be in the top four at the end of the season and the other is to beat Ajax.
“But we need to go step-by-step, the players know it.
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“I think the behaviour and the mentality is perfect.”
Despite all that, Pochettino will surely be tempted to leave some of his key players on the bench and bring them on if necessary, like he did during the 4-0 victory over Huddersfield recently.
With that in mind, here is how talkSPORT.com expects Spurs to line up:
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