14 minutes: A free kick for Brighton, a reward for the first real breakout in the Spurs area. It's on the right, and it's a chance for Brighton to float on the edge of the box.
13 minutes: Ledley King is another former Spurs hero on the stand tonight. Penny for his thoughts as this super-fast Saints goal surpassed his record in the Premier League, which came in after scoring 9.9 seconds against Bradford City in 2000 ,
11 minutes: Another kick is taken out of Ryan for whatever it's worth. The referee is on him and leads him to an acceleration. Accordingly, the crowd whistles in pantomime style.
10 mins: Ryan takes his own sweet time for a kick. It will be like that, right?
8 minutes: A little space for Eriksen in the right channel. He has a diagonal. Alli tries to hit the ball at the far post, but does not connect and the shot flies far to the left.
7 minutes: A nice gentle start to the game. Brighton sits deep, spurs testing that path and that.
5 minutes: Spurs continue to dominate the property. The noise of the Dortmund Wall is very impressive. A rare old atmosphere here.
3 minutes: The first corner of the game, which Rose has won on the left, comes to nothing. But it's all Spurs in this early exchange.
8 seconds: Elsewhere, Watford maintains Southampton. And they feel very at home because Shane Long scored the fastest goal in Premier League history! Eight seconds!
And off you go! Soon, a free kick for Spurs, right next to the D. Trippier swings him into the mixer. Vertonghen goes harmless across the bar.
The teams are out! Spurs carry their famous water lily white while Brighton wears their second-line green. Both clubs have beautiful, simple, iconic coats of arms. Crackling atmosphere in the new stadium. We're going in a minute!
Mauricio Pochettino speaks to Sky Sports. "For me, this is a must-have game. That's so important. It's going to be tough because Brighton is a good team and they need points to survive. We have to be strong. The three points mean a lot to us and we absolutely have to fight. Everything can happen, we have to be focused. Our performance must be perfect. "
Chris Hughton adds: "We have to be defensive and work incredibly hard. Take a look at the team they've released: Any thought that they're going to rest a few players is certainly not the case. With the ability they have, you can not be open. We were not a good team to play that way. "
Of course, last Wednesday's epic was not Spurs' first ever victory over Manchester City. Who could forget one of the biggest FA Cup finals ever, the replay of 1981? Today's guest manager, Chris Hughton, played for Tottenham in this final for leftists, and tonight he's reunited with a few other stars from that team and has photographed with Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa. All three men look very good. City and Arsenal fans may shy away from it, but this reiteration had something special: the sensational goals, the beautiful kits, the rolling noise, the blurry colors under the lights, John Motson. Tips FA Cup.
A quick look into the wardrobe at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. A nice quiet environment with a lot of subtle lighting. You did a really good job with this new place, right? Hopefully next season, there will be shirts that do not look like they've accidentally done a hot cycle with their socks, and aesthetically, they're pretty perfect.
Many changes from the weekend. After the 1-0 victory in Manchester City make the Spurs five swaps. Hugo Lloris, Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama and Fernando Llorente return. Paulo Gazzaniga, Davison Sanchez, Eric Dier, Ben Davies and Juan Foyth fall on the bench.
Brighton meanwhile made six changes to the team named after Wolves 0: 0. Martin Montoya, Bernardo, Yves Bissouma, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Jurgen Locadia and Florin Andone are there; Bruno, Gaetan Bong, Solly March, Davy Propper, Jose Izquierdo and Glenn Murray are on their way.
The teams of tonight
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Eriksen, Wanyama, Alli, Lucas Moura, Llorente, son.
Subs: Sanchez, Janssen, Dier, Foyth, Gazzaniga, Davies, Skipp.
Brighton & Hove Albion: Ryan, Montoya, Dunk, Duffy, Bernardo, Bissouma, Stephens, Gross, Jahanbakhsh, Andone, Locadia.
Subs: Bong, Kayal, Balogun, Murray, March, Button, Burn.
Referee: Chris Kavanagh (Lancashire).
On a Saturday lunchtime in early March, life was good for Brighton & Hove Albion. Anthony Knockaert turned in from the right and sent a screamer to the upper left corner of Crystal Palace. Brighton's rivals were defeated and the Seagulls were in 15th place, five points ahead of the relegation zone, with a game in hand over 18th-placed Cardiff City.
It all seems like a long time ago. Brighton lost the following four league games. Three of these four losses were at home against teams from the lower half of the division. They did not score a single goal. In that regard, it was a great boost to capture this defeat with a 0-0 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
Not much of one. Brighton is now 17th, just three points ahead of Cardiff. They still have their game in hand. But while the Bluebirds vs. Fulham and Crystal Palace still have some profitable games, Brighton still face Arsenal, Manchester City and … here they are … the Champions League semi-finalists Tottenham Hotspur, desperate for the United States Win tonight to continue the hunt for the first four finishes.
And while Brighton has scored no goal in 570 minutes in football, the Spurs have yet to prevail in their palatial new post and have so far won all three games. Just as Brighton could claim a point, it would be likely to park the bus and hope for another goalless draw. The only problem is that Spurs has not been in the league for 67 games. It will be quite a task to contain the lively hosts. It is an absolute home win after the form book and the bookmakers. It's on!
Kicking off: 7.45 pm BST.