Tonight’s result could go a long way to shaping the result of the campaign for both sides. A win for Spurs would hoist them 10 points clear of Chelsea in the race for the Champions League and would draw them level in third with Liverpool; victory for Brighton will help cushion a fearsome run in that includes games with City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Burnley, nearly all away from home.
Both sides are looking to bounce back from losses on Saturday; Spurs were felled by Manchester City 3-1 on the weekend the Sky Blues became champions, whilst Albion lost a vital, five-goal thriller against fellow relegation rivals Crystal Palace to leave them stranded in 13th on 35 points. Any points today will haul them away from 18th-placed Southampton – but they face a stern test on the South Coast to prevail.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the 2017-18 Premier League as relegation-battling Brighton and Hove Albion welcome Europe-chasing Tottenham Hotspur to the Amex Stadium. The Seagulls are looking to avoid a direct drop back to the Championship after last season’s promotion; can they extend the seven-point gap between them and the bottom three against the Lilywhites?