Danielle Carter has been hailed as a clinical finisher – as she aims to help halt Tottenham’s flying start.

The former Arsenal striker has scored in both her away WSL games for Albion so far.

The former Arsenal hotshot could open her home account against what used to be the arch enemy as Spurs visit the People’s Pension Stadium tomorrow (2pm).

Carter caught the eye with a spectacular goal in the 5-0 win at Birmingham, picking up the ball some way out and making ground before chipping home a finish at the near post.

But her strike in the game at Chelsea last Saturday was a real goalscorer’s goal – and something Albion have arguably been missing in previous WSL seasons.

She kept cool, took a touch and passed the ball inside the post, using one defender as a shield to the goalkeeper's view, after being found by Aileen Whelan.

Albion boss Hope Powell appreciated an expert piece of finishing and said it might not have received the credit it deserved.

Powell told The Argus: “I’ve known Dan since she was a kid and she is a natural goascorer.

“She wants to be top goalscorer for the club and the team. She is a clever player.

“I think there were a couple of things with that goal.

“Credit must go to Aileen Whelan for finding her in the box.

“And Dan was surrounded by, I think, four blue shirts. and just had enough composure to put it in the place where the goalkeeper wasn’t.

“She almost bought herself time and space to do that.

“It was a really, I thought, clinical finish and probably under-estimated because it wasn’t a worldy but was a very good goal.

“I just think that shows what she is capable of.

“She is a very good footballer, holds the ball up well.

“At times, again, with her back to goal, she had three or four players around her and managed to get something out of it.

“She was either brought down or managed to wriggle her way out of it.

“So a really positive signing for us and I am so pleased she decided to make the move at Brighton.”

Carter has made no secret of the fact she aims to be top scorer for the Seagulls.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Clinical Carter. 🎯<br><br>Not the result we wanted yesterday, but what a lovely finish from <a href="https://twitter.com/DanielleCarter?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DanielleCarter</a>! 👏 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BHAFC?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BHAFC</a> <a href="https://t.co/xGq6V9GQKM">pic.twitter.com/xGq6V9GQKM</a></p>— Brighton & Hove Albion Women (@BHAFCWomen) <a href="https://twitter.com/BHAFCWomen/status/1444694230602027014?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

But Powell said that is not how Carter – the only player for whom Albion have ever paid a fee – will be measured.

She said: “She will be judged on her contribution to the team.”

Albion midfielder Megan Connolly said: “What we have seen is that if you do give her the right service she will thrive.

“As soon as she got the ball in the box against Chelsea, you knew she was going to tuck that chance away. She’s brought that level of excitement up front, she’s good for us.”

Tottenham are surprise early high-flyers, their four wins from four leaving them only behind Arsenal on goal difference.

Albion won their first two games but have since lost at home to Aston Villa and away to Chelsea.

They were bitterly disappointed with their efforts in the 1-0 reverse to Villa but the second half at Chelsea has lifted spirits.

Trailing 2-0, they were right back in the game when Carter scored early in the second period.

Powell said: “Although we lost, it felt like a big win in some ways and we were really pleased with that.

“I think the frustrating part, and the players say it themselves, is we can really raise our standards and raise our game to another level when it comes to the top four.

“The girls are a bit frustrated with themselves because that level of performance isn’t consistent.

“At half-time there were some really honest words from the players to galvanise the performance in the second half.

“The positive we take from it is they have it in their capability to perform at the level they did against Chelsea.

“The challenge now is can they do that in every single game?”

Lee Guem-min missed the Chelsea game having been told to self-isolate due to a Covid notification.

She was pinged following a flight back from international duty with South Korea but is now in the clear.

Powell said: “There still a few niggles which are being managed.

“We know it is going to be a very tough game.

“They are on an absolute high and their standing in the league shows how well they have done.”