Ndombele limps off and Bale fails latest audition as Spurs’ woes mount ahead of Chelsea

Tottenham fell to a damaging defeat at Brighton this evening, with a concerning blow on the personnel front potentially set to deepen the woes of the north Londoners.

Trossard decides it

Jose Mourinho’s men made the trip to the Amex a short time ago, for their latest Premier League outing.

The Lilywhites headed into proceedings in search of a bounce-back result, after seeing their top-4 hopes dealt a serious blow in a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool during the week.

Graham Potter’s Brighton, though, were unbeaten in three, having looked much improved of late.

And, when all was said and done on the south coast, the Seagulls went on to add to the woes of their heavyweight opponents.

A solitary goal, netted just past the quarter of an hour-mark, eventually proved the difference between the two sides.

After a clever exchange between Pascal Groß and Alexis Mac Allister, the former pulled back for the arriving Leandro Trossard to slot home at Hugo Lloris’ near post:

The result at the Amex guides Brighton to 21 points, a full 7 clear of the Premier League’s relegation zone.

Ndombele off/Bale struggling

For Tottenham, on the other hand, the situation is looking more and more bleak by the game.

The Lilywhites, on the back of a 2nd consecutive defeat, now sit 6 points adrift of the English top-flight’s top-4.

As outlined above, however, an altogether miserable evening for Mourinho’s men was not restricted to the eventual scoreline.

Late in the 2nd-half, Spurs were also dealt a concerning blow on the personnel front, when Tanguy Ndombele, after looking in discomfort on more than one occasion during the opening 45 minutes, pulled up again, before limping from the field of play.

Ndombele’s potential fitness problem of course comes with Tottenham already dealing with the absence of star man Harry Kane, and a London derby meeting with Chelsea on the horizon.

One of those tasked with replacing Kane’s production this evening, meanwhile, in the form of Gareth Bale, endured his latest underwhelming outing, proving to Jose Mourinho that he can no longer be trusted to show up when needed most:


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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 20 24 44
2 Manchester United FC 21 10 41
3 Leicester City FC 21 12 39
4 Liverpool FC 20 17 37
5 West Ham United FC 20 6 35
6 Tottenham Hotspur FC 19 14 33
7 Chelsea FC 21 12 33
8 Everton FC 19 5 33
9 Aston Villa FC 19 13 32
10 Arsenal FC 21 6 31
11 Southampton FC 20 2 29
12 Leeds United 20 -1 29
13 Crystal Palace FC 21 -11 26
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 21 -9 23
15 Newcastle United FC 21 -13 22
16 Burnley FC 20 -13 22
17 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 20 -7 18
18 Fulham FC 20 -12 14
19 West Bromwich Albion 21 -33 12
20 Sheffield United FC 21 -22 8
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 15
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 11
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 11
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 11
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 8
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 8
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 7
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 7
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 7
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 7
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 6
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 6

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