Chris Sutton picks his winner from Tottenham vs Brighton clash; says Son Heung-min return would be a ‘big lift’

BBC Sports columnist Chris Sutton predicts Tottenham to win against Brighton in this week’s fixture. The pundit speculates the scoreline to be 3-2 for the home team.

Sutton highlights the positive aspects of the North Londoners. He spoke about the return of Heung-min Son, Richarlison’s fine form and James Maddison’s adaptation. The journo also revealed he has a hard time predicting the end result due to the ‘inconsistency’ of Brighton.

True to every word, the Seagulls have been quite unpredictable this season. There were times when they faced bitter defeats at the hands of underdogs and also when they lived up to the moniker ‘giant killers’.

Tottenham Hotspur will host Brighton in this weekend's fixture (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
Tottenham Hotspur will host Brighton in this weekend’s fixture (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Roberto de Zerbi’s men sit eighth in the league table while Ange’s squadron occupies the fifth spot. Both sides have similar results (W2 D2 L1) from the last five games. However, Brighton’s last game ended up in a win, whereas, Spurs settled for a disappointing draw.

Dissecting Sutton’s words

Chris Sutton did highlight a few points about the present Tottenham Hotspur. The club rode on fine form until November before dropping their form and positions in the table. It all began with that thumping 4-1 loss against Chelsea in November.

The Lilywhites lost Maddison and van de Ven to injuries and Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie to suspensions. The fateful London derby marked the downfall of Spurs. This was soon followed by the departure of Bissouma, Matar Sarr and Heung-min Son for international duties.

Things started getting back on track for Postecoglou & Co. in January. Timo Werner and Radu Dragusin’s arrival was the first of many good news. The manager also welcomed Micky van de Ven and James Maddison back from injuries.

Huge boost for Tottenham Hotspur as they welcome back James Maddison

He also has Bissouma, Sarr and Son back in the squad. The dangerous Tottenham duo, Maddison-Son, will be playing together for the first time since November. The Brighton clash could mark Tottenham’s new beginning this season and for seasons to come.


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