Dejan Kulusevski and Lucas Moura to miss Tottenham Hotspur game due to injury but Eric Dier returns
Kulusevski has been out on the sidelines since he sustained a problem on international duty for Sweden last month. The 23-year-old has already missed the games against Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt.
Moura will be absent from another Spurs game after Antonio Conte confirmed that the Brazilian “will be out for a while”, earlier this week.
The 30-year-old last played for the north London club against Chelsea in their 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in August. He has since then not featured for the club.
Emerson Royal will also not be available for selection. The 23-year-old was sent-off during the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal, earlier this month. He will also miss the games against Everton and Manchester United as he serves a three-match suspension.
Meanwhile, Eric Dier will be available for selection. The 28-year-old has started all the games this season for Conte in all competitions and will hope to continue that record against the Seagulls.
Moura hasn’t really played a lot for us especially after Deki and Richarlison’s arrival so his absence isn’t a massive blow. Bryan Gil, meanwhile, could get some minutes off the bench as he did against Eintracht Frankfurt in our 0-0 Champions League draw.
Down the right flank, it remains to be seen what Conte does. Ivan Perisic started as a right-wing-back when Emerson was rested vs Leicester City, while he also has Djed Spence and Matt Doherty – both of them, however, have seriously struggled to find favour under Conte.
Conte’s men will come into this match having drawn their previous game 0-0 in the Champions League against Frankfurt. The Seagulls have proven themselves to be a tricky opponent to face this season.
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The home side sit fourth on the table with 14 points, three behind us and also have played one game less. A win will be necessary to get the team back on track and also cut short the lead that arch-rivals Gooners have sitting on top of the table.