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PREVIEW: QUINTET RETURN TO TRAINING AHEAD OF FOXES TRIP

25 February 2019

Kieran Cleeves
Numerous Albion players have returned to training ahead of Tuesday's trip to the King Power Stadium.

Brighton & Hove Albion visit the King Power Stadium on Tuesday evening, kick-off 7.45pm, as Chris Hughton’s team look to return to winning ways and move further clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

The Seagulls find themselves three points clear of the bottom three following the weekend’s fixtures, after not playing a match due to Chelsea’s involvement in the Carabao Cup Final on Sunday.

Albion bounced back from their 3-1 home defeat to Burnley with a 2-1 victory over Derby County in the Emirates FA Cup, but Hughton’s side will now look to collect three points in the process of recording back-to-back wins.

The Foxes visited the Amex Stadium back in November, and it was Jamie Vardy’s 79th-minute penalty that secured a point, after Glenn Murray fired home on his 100th Premier League appearance.



TEAM NEWS

Hughton confirmed that Leon Balogun is the only player that will definitely miss Tuesday night’s game because of injury.

Glenn Murray, Lewis Dunk, Solly March, Jurgen Locadia and Jose Izquierdo have all returned to training after injuries, and decisions will be made ahead of the visit to Leicester.

Leicester defender Ben Chilwell is a doubt for the Foxes after missing Saturday’s defeat to Crystal Palace, while Marc Albrighton and Daniel Amartey are both expected to miss the game.



FORM

The Seagulls have enjoyed success in the Emirates FA Cup since the turn of the year, progressing to the quarter-finals of the competition thanks to victories over AFC Bournemouth, West Bromwich Albion and Derby.

But Hughton’s side are without a Premier League victory since beating Everton 1-0 at the Amex towards the end of December, when Jurgen Locadia fired the winning goal for the Seagulls.

Albion have drawn matches against West Ham United and Watford to add to their points tally, but will be desperate to get back to winning ways against the Foxes on Tuesday evening.

The Foxes are seven matches without a victory across all competitions, and that run of form led to Claude Puel departing the King Power Stadium before Albion’s visit on Tuesday evening.

Crystal Palace sealed a 4-1 victory over Leicester on Saturday evening, which followed back-to-back defeats to Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

Leicester’s last victory came at Goodison Park on New Year’s Day, when Vardy’s second-half strike secured a 1-0 victory over Everton, shortly before being knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup by Newport County.



LAST TIME WE MET

Albion went in search of a reaction against Leicester on the south coast, following a 2-1 defeat at Cardiff the previous weekend, and it looked as if Hughton’s side were on their way to three hard-earned points.

Murray climbed above numerous Leicester shirts at the front post to glance home Anthony Knockaert’s corner, before the Foxes were reduced to ten men shortly before the half-hour mark.

James Maddison was shown a second yellow card for diving, which gave the visitors an even tougher task to get back level, but when Beram Kayal was penalised for a foul inside the box on 79 minutes, Vardy stood over the ball with a chance to equalise.

The forward made no mistake from 12 yards, sending Maty Ryan the wrong way to hit the back of the net and secure a share of the spoils for the Foxes.

LAST TIME OUT: ALBION

ALBION 2
Knockaert 33
Locadia 45+2

DERBY COUNTY 1
Cole 81

Albion line-up: Button; Bruno, Duffy, Burn, Bernardo; Stephens, Bissouma (Gross 86); , Kayal; Knockaert, Locadia (Gyokeres 81), Jahanbakhsh.

Subs not used: Sanchez (GK), Bong, Montoya, Ostigard, Molumby.



LAST TIME OUT: LEICESTER CITY

LEICESTER CITY 1
Evans 64

CRYSTAL PALACE 4
Batshuayi 40
Zaha 70, 90+3
Milivojevic 81 pen

Leicester City line-up: Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Maguire, Fuchs; Tielemans (Iheanacho 74), Ndidi, Maddison; Ghezzal (Gray 46), Vardy, Barnes (Okazaki 85).

Subs not used:
Ward (GK), Morgan, Mendy, Soyuncu.



PLAYER TO WATCH: Harry Maguire

After signing for Leicester from Hull City in 2017, the defender’s form at the King Power Stadium attracted the attention of England manager Gareth Southgate and Maguire ended up playing in every game at last summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The 25-year-old’s goal against Sweden in the quarter-finals helped England reach the final four, and since returning to Premier League action with the Foxes, Maguire has found the back of the net a further three times.

As well as helping the Foxes to five clean sheets this season, Maguire had proved an attacking threat from set-pieces, and Albion know that all too well after his goal in their 2-0 victory at the King Power Stadium last season.

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REPORT: LEICESTER CITY 2 ALBION 1

26 February 2019

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Paul Hazlewood
Davy Propper scores against Leicester City.
  • Albion are beaten 2-1 by Leicester City
  • Demarai Gray and Jamie Vardy on target for the hosts
  • Davy Propper scores for the Seagulls
  • Albion are next in action against Huddersfield Town on Saturday

Brighton & Hove Albion left the King Power Stadium empty-handed after a 2-1 defeat to Leicester City.

Despite arguably having the better of play for large periods of the game, a goal in each half from Demarai Gray and Jamie Vardy ultimately proved to be the difference against an Albion side that scored a consolation through Davy Propper’s first goal for the club.
 
Chris Hughton made one change from the last Premier League side that faced Burnley, as Anthony Knockaert replaced Jurgen Locadia for his first league start of 2019.
 
Leicester created the first chance of the game when James Maddison cut the ball back across to Vardy, and the latter’s close-range effort was blocked by Shane Duffy.
 
The deadlock was broken in the tenth minute when Youri Tielemans drove into space and played Gray through on the angle, and the latter fired past Maty Ryan.

 
Albion had Ryan to thank for keeping the deficit at just one when he made a fine right-handed stop to keep out Gray’s strike after being teed up inside the box by Ben Chilwell.
 
Duffy had the first real opening for the Seagulls, but headed over the bar from a Pascal Gross corner.
 
Gross had an opportunity himself with a long-range strike which took a nick off Harry Maguire and forced Kasper Schmeichel into a one-handed save.
 
Knockaert could’ve restored parity to the scoreline against his former club after being picked out by Gaetan Bong, but the Frenchman’s left-footed strike was pushed away by Schmeichel at his near post.
 
The winger then made a driving run down the right and played an enticing ball across the box, but Ricardo Pereira just beat the onrushing Glenn Murray to the ball.
 
Knockaert continued to be Albion’s main protagonist going forward and teed up Propper, whose first-time effort went wide.

 
Despite Albion ending the first half the better of the two sides, the hosts created the first opening after the break, as Vardy headed wide from Gray’s cross.
 
Murray had a golden chance to equalise for Albion moments later after being teed up by Gross, but he fired over from deep inside the area. Gross injured himself in the process and was replaced by Yves Bissouma.
 
The Malian almost had an immediate impact and saw his right-footed strike go just past the right post with Schmeichel at full stretch.
 
Albion were left to rue those missed chances as Vardy ended a free-flowing Leicester move with a clinical low finish from close range in the 63rd minute.
 
But Propper halved the deficit three minutes later, after Knockaert’s cut-back ricocheted into the path of the Dutchman, who took a touch and sent a fine right-footed finish beyond Schmeichel for his first Albion goal.
 
Leicester looked for a potentially decisive third goal and broke with pace on the counter-attack through Vardy, who picked out Harvey Barnes on the angle, but the latter hit the side netting.
 
There was still time for Murray to have one more chance late on, but he fired wide from Bong's cross, and the game finished 2-1 to the hosts.
 
ALBION: Ryan; Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bong; Knockaert, Stephens (Izquierdo 81), Propper, March (Locadia 67); Gross (Bissouma 51); Murray.
 
SUBS NOT USED: Button (GK), Burn, Bernardo, Jakhanbakhsh.

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Ticket News

LEICESTER CITY DATE CONFIRMED

28 January 2019

Paul Hazlewood
The King Power Stadium.

The date for Brighton & Hove Albion’s away game against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium has now been confirmed as Tuesday 26th February, kick-off 7.45pm. 

Tickets for the Premier League contest against Claude Puel’s men are now on general sale, and the prices for the game can be found below. 

Adult (22-64)

£30

Senior (65+)

£25

Ages 18-21

£25

Ages 12-17

£20

Under 12

£10

Supporters can secure their tickets on the selected dates on BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com/Tickets and via the Albion Booking Line at 0844 327 1901*.

There is a £1.50 per ticket booking fee for in person and telephone sales, while a charge of £1 per ticket applies to online purchases.

Seagull Travel will be running a coach to the fixture with a number of pick-up points across East and West Sussex. A full list of pick-up locations and bookings for all upcoming games can be found here, along with prices.

*Calls to the Albion Booking Line are charged at seven pence per minute plus your network access charge.

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