Match: Tottenham vs BrightonLIVE..
League: English Premier League
Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London).
Tottenham vs Brighton: José Mourinho will marvel at how his former Chelsea club, with a practically inexperienced coach, has overcome it in his own backyard. Brighton will have his hands full this Thursday, especially since they also have to deal with disability outside.
Let’s be honest: a player of the stature of José Mourinho should be in charge of one of the best teams in the world, not a problematic team like the Spurs, who are perennial contenders for the titles, but never winners.
In addition to degradation, Mourinho was defeated by the Blues on the last day of the game, where he is considered a legend (due to his first trophy-laden trip with them). The selfish Portuguese will be determined to deliver a decisive victory on Thursday, and that is not good news for Brighton.
Brazil’s Willian played Spurs’ loot last week, helping Chelsea win 0-2. To add insult to the injury, Son Heung-Min was also expelled by Tottenham hosts.
Meanwhile, Brighton suffered a 0-1 loss at home the day before, due to the new Sheffield United promotion.
This Thursday, Tottenham undoubtedly takes over. The first and main reason would be the relative superiority they have in terms of talent. The players on the Spurs list are ahead of their Brighton counterparts in terms of skill, experience and exposure.
Then comes the presence of José Mourinho. The One Special One ‘is certainly much better than Graham Potter, the Brighton gaffer. José knows the Premier League much better and, more importantly, pressure situations.
To further help his cause, Tottenham is at home and desperately seeks to register a victory, get his season back on track and compete for European places.
In addition, the Spurs have lost only once against this opponent in the last 14 years and, at this point, they have a record of 100% victories in h2h clashes, during that period.