To say Antonio Conte’s side limped to a victory against Morecambe in the last round would certainly be an understatement. With a Brighton side capable of competing with any team in England up next, this test could prove even tougher for Spurs.
Conte, whose last act as Chelsea manager was to win the world’s oldest cup competition, is not a coach who is happy to finish a season without silverware.
If he can end Spurs’ long wait for a trophy while taking the team back into the Champions League, he would set himself up nicely for a run at the elite next time out.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game…
Date, kick-off time and venue:
The FA Cup meeting is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Saturday February 5, 2022.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London will host the match.
Where to watch Tottenham vs Brighton
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on ITV 4.
Live stream: The ITV hub will offer a live stream.
Live blog: You can keep up to date with all the action live on Standard Sport’s match blog. Dan Kilpatrick will be at the ground to provide updates.
Tottenham vs Brighton team news
Cristian Romero and Son Heung-min are both available for Tottenham after overcoming hamstring injuries.
The duo may well be required to start given injuries in defence and midfield, to Japhet Tanganga (knee) and Oliver Skipp (groin).
New signings Dejan Kulusevski are both eligible for the match but will not start as Conte looks to ease them into the team having only recently joined.
Tottenham vs Brighton prediction
It’s hard to imagine this being a classic.
Spurs haven’t caught fire in an attacking sense under Conte and Brighton struggle to convert chances.
A 0-0 draw after 90 minutes.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Tottenham wins: 16
Brighton wins: 8