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Spurs team news: Caicedo and Mac Allister fit

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A look-ahead to Saturday's game as Lewis Dunk prepares to make his 200th Premier League appearance.

By Charlie Hanson • 07 April 2023

By Paul Hazlewood
Moises Caicedo came off during Tuesday's win over AFC Bournemouth but is fit to face Tottenham on Saturday.

Albion will look to close the gap on fourth-place Tottenham this Saturday when the two face off in North London, kick-off 3pm.

Roberto De Zerbi's team extended their unbeaten run on the road to seven games on Tuesday with a 2-0 victory at Bournemouth - a sequence that started at Wolves in November.

That form has been integral in our attempt to qualify for Europe for the first time. Sitting in sixth spot, we would move to within a point of Tottenham - who are currently fourth - with a win on Saturday.

It will also present Kaoru Mitoma with the opportunity to build on his record breaking run for Albion. His assist for Evan Ferguson at Bournemouth marked the fifth consecutive game the Japan international has been directly involved in a goal, the first time an Albion player has managed to do so in the top flight.

He will be aiming to do that against a Tottenham team who haven't been outside of the top five all season.

Antonio Conte departed in March, with his assistant manager Cristian Stellini taking over in a caretaker role. His first game in charge came on Monday, when his team conceded a late equaliser against Everton at Goodison Park after Harry Kane put them ahead with a penalty. 

Tottenham could move above Newcastle and into third with a win this weekend.

Team news

Head coach Roberto De Zerbi confirmed that midfielders Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister are both fit to face Tottenham. Tariq Lamptey and Adam Lallana are still absent through injury. 

Lewis Dunk is poised to become the first Albion player to reach 200 Premier League appearances. 

View from the head coach

"If we want to achieve our target we need to win games away before the end of the season against teams like Tottenham, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Arsenal. 

"Tomorrow is one game, we play for three points against a competitor for [a place in] Europe. We know it will be a tough game. They are a strong team."

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Extended PL Highlights: Spurs 0 Albion 1

Roberto De Zerbi’s first home game in charge saw Albion suffer a narrow 1-0 defeat to Tottenham back in October. Our last visit to Spurs though proved to be a brilliant occasion when a last-minute Leandro Trossard finish secured us a 1-0 victory, having beaten Arsenal at the Emirates the week before.

Player to watch

Erling Haaland’s 28 Premier League goals make him hot favourite to win the Golden Boot but Kane’s 21 league goals is not only a terrific return but have been vital in keeping Spurs’ Champions League aspirations alive. The England captain's 205 Premier League goals sees him sit third in the competition’s all-time top scorers behind Wayne Rooney (208) and Alan Shearer (260).


Following a 1-0 win at the Amex Stadium earlier this season, Tottenham are looking for their second Premier League double over Brighton, doing so previously in 2018-19.

Having lost five consecutive away league games against Spurs between 1982 and 2020, Albion won this exact fixture 1-0 last season.

Albion have lost two of their last three Premier League away games against London sides (D1), as many as they had in their previous 14 visits to the capital (W4 D8).

None of Tottenham's last 24 home league games have been drawn (W17 L7), with Spurs winning the last four in a row. None of the last nine managers to take charge of a Premier League game for Tottenham have lost their first home match in charge (W7 D2), since Clive Allen lost 2-1 against Blackburn in October 2007.

Brighton have scored more goals in Saturday 3pm games than any other Premier League side this season, netting 28 in their 14 such matches. Meanwhile, Spurs average two goals conceded per game in this kick-off slot this season, shipping 16 goals in eight games.

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Live League Table Table
Pos Team Pld GD Pts
Brighton and Hove Albion
Albion Albion
38 +19 62
Aston Villa
Aston Villa AVL
2 +2 6
Fulham FUL
2 +2 6

Spurs have drawn their last two Premier League matches despite leading in both games, drawing 3-3 at Southampton and 1-1 at Everton. They haven’t gone ahead but failed to win in three consecutive league games since April 2021 (draw with Newcastle, defeat to Man Utd, draw with Everton).

Fifteen of Brighton’s last 18 Premier League goals in London have been scored in the second half – the Seagulls have only netted in the first half in three of their last 17 league visits to the capital.

Spurs have lost three of their last five home Premier League matches in April (W2), including a 1-0 defeat to Brighton last year. They had only lost three of their previous 30 home league matches in April before this run (W20 D7).

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored 11 goals in his last 13 Premier League home games. Overall he's scored 98 home goals in the competition, and could be the first player to reach a century of goals in both home and away games.

Harry Kane has scored nine goals in 11 appearances for Tottenham against Brighton. The Seagulls could become the ninth team England's record goal scorer reaches double figures against in his career, after Leicester, Everton, Arsenal, Southampton, West Ham, Burnley, Crystal Palace and Stoke.

Match officials

Referee: Stuart Attwell. Assistants: Darren Cann, James Mainwaring. Fourth official: Jeremy Simpson. VAR: Michael Salisbury. Assistant VAR: Dan Robathan.