Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a late setback ahead of Premier League meeting with Brighton & Hove Albion this evening.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Graham Potter revealed that, despite lasting just eight minutes on the pitch in last weekend’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool as a result of a recurrence of his hamstring injury, Adam Lallana could yet feature against Spurs on Wednesday night – with the 46-year-old Brighton boss set to make a late call on the midfielder.
Speaking about the current condition of the former England international, Potter said: “We’re just waiting for a scan result for Adam Lallana. He’s testing ok, so it’s not too bad. But we’re waiting on the scan to know the full extent. But it seems like it’s going to be a minor problem.”
Considering just how important a part of the Brighton midfield Lallana has become since his 2020 move to the Amex, the news that the 33-year-old could be set to feature against Tottenham this evening is sure to have left Antonio Conte gutted.
Indeed, of the seven Premier League fixtures in which the £2.25m-rated dynamo has not featured this season, Brighton have failed to win a single game – drawing four and losing the remaining three matches.
Meanwhile, over the 21 league fixtures the £70k-per-week midfielder has participated in, the Seagulls have won seven, drawn eight and lost six games – with Lallana averaging 1.38 points per appearance in the league, the fourth-best in the Brighton squad.
As such, while Tottenham will undoubtedly still fancy their chances against a team who have lost their last five consecutive Premier League outings this evening, should the playmaker indeed be available for selection, it would certainly come as a huge blow to Conte and his side – who themselves will be desperate for a win after the gutting 3-2 defeat against Manchester United last time out.