Tottenham 1/4 to beat Brighton in Wednesday's Premier League game

Brighton also have no fresh injury problems, with Steve Sidwell, who is still out with a back problem, their only absentee.

The sides last met in the League Cup in October 2014, with Spurs winning 2-0 at home courtesy of goals from Erik Lamela and Harry Kane.

"When you spend a lot of energy like we use in the Champions League it so hard to feel fresh again and compete with this energy in the Premier League", Pochettino said.

"In this division you've got to show that you accept what the division is, that you've learned from it, and you do your best in the next game".

After an excellent October that saw Brighton reach 8th in the table, they have are now five games without a win. I played there for two years and won five titles.

Since losing at the Emirates in November, Spurs have struggled in the league and dropped out of the top four after a run of four games without a victory.

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Tottenham's total of four league defeats this season is already as many as in the entirety of the previous campaign. With so many points on offer over the next month, every side will be desperate to hit a good run of form and soon, with the fortunes of a club over December often having a major hand in where a team will finish come the end of the season.

Harry Kane has scored 33 Premier League goals in 2017, only three behind Alan Shearer's record of 36 in a calendar year, set in 1995.

Heung-Min Son put in a man of the match performance to put himself in contention for another start against the Seagulls, setting up Ryan Shawcross' own goal and then finding the back of the net himself.

However, Juventus may not be the prospect they might have been in recent seasons.

Along with Juve's other possible opponents prior to the draw - Jose Mourinho's functional Manchester United and Jurgen Klopp's wildly unpredictable Liverpool - a two-legged tie against Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs is certainly winnable, but is likely to be fraught with danger along the way.

Probability of away win: 7%.

  • Tabitha Byrd