Albion look to bounce back from their first Premier League defeat of the season when they take on Leicester City on Sunday at the Amex, kick-off 2pm.
Graham Potter’s men’s unbeaten start was brought to an end on Tuesday at Fulham but we remain fourth with ten points from five games.
While our good start to the campaign has raised excitement levels at the Amex, the opposite could be said for the Foxes.
After last night’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United, Leicester sit bottom of the Premier League after five games with one point.
That was on the back of Leicester selling highly rated centre-back Wesley Fofana to Chelsea earlier this week.
Fofana’s departure came after captain Kasper Schmeichel joined French side Nice last month.
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Graham Potter confirmed that Billy Gilmour is available selection, "there's a chance of him being in the squad," the head coach said. "He hasn't had much playing time recently and has only had one session with the team, but he's available to be picked.
"Joel [Veltman] is fine, Jeremy [Sarmiento] is training, we're just building him up. Adam [Lallana] is progressing well, but it's the same timescale, we're looking at him being back available after the international break."
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Enock Mwepu’s Zambia teammate Patson Daka put the Foxes in front at the King Power in January, but Danny Welbeck’s late leveller ensured Albion took four points off Leicester last season, having beaten them 2-1 at the Amex.
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James Maddison has already scored twice and got an assist this season, as he continues the excellent form he produced in the second half of last the 2021/22 campaign. With 20 goal involvements (12 goals, eight assists) last season, the England international will no doubt be a vital creative outlet for the Foxes again this season.
Brighton took four points from Leicester last season (W1 D1), double the amount they had from their first eight Premier League meetings with the Foxes (W0 D2 L6).
Leicester have only failed to score in one of their 10 Premier League meetings with Brighton, scoring in all five away from home against the Seagulls.
Brighton have won three of their last four Premier League home games (D1), more than they had in their previous 16 at the Amex Stadium (W2 D7 L7). They’re looking to keep a clean sheet in each of their first three home league games in a single campaign for the first time since 2015-16.
Leicester have both scored and conceded a goal in 25 of their last 28 Premier League away games, with the Foxes failing to score twice and keeping just one clean sheet in this run.
Of the 65 instances of a team playing 100+ games on a specific day of the week in the Premier League, Leicester’s Sunday games have the highest goals-per-game average in the competition. The Foxes have scored 188 and conceded 179 in 110 Sunday games for an average of 3.3.
No side has conceded fewer Premier League goals this season than Brighton (3). 67% of their goals conceded have come via own goals (2/3), with Aleksandar Mitrovic the only opposing player to net against the Seagulls so far this term.
Brighton have won six of their last nine Premier League games played on Sunday (D3), just one fewer than they had in their first 24 such matches (W7 D7 L10).
Of all players to have scored more than five Premier League goals, Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister has netted the lowest percentage of them in home games (12.5%), with just one of his eight strikes coming at the Amex Stadium.
Pascal Gross has been involved in four of Brighton’s six Premier League goals so far this season (67%), with three goals and one assist. He’s two involvements shy of becoming the first player to register 50 Premier League goals or assists for the Seagulls (20 goals, 28 assists).
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy averages a goal every 120 minutes in Premier League games played on Sundays (41 goals in 63 games); of all players to have played at least 50 times on Sunday, only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has a better minutes-per-goal ratio than Vardy (115).
Referee: Tony Harrington.
Assistants: Simon Long, Steve Meredith.
Fourth official: Andre Marriner.
VAR: Chris Kavanagh.
Assistant VAR: Mark Scholes.