SCFC v BHAFC (4/11/17) | Match Review

Brighton & Hove Albion recorded back-to-back away victories in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon. Glenn Murray’s close-range finish in the first half was enough to take all three points from south Wales, and move Chris Hughton’s men up to eighth in the Premier League table. The result ensured Albion made history by securing back-to-back away wins in the top flight for the first time since April 1981, when the Seagulls beat Crystal Palace and Sunderland.

Chris Hughton named a completely unchanged side from the team that drew 1-1 with Southampton last Sunday. The hosts worked their first opening inside five minutes, as Kyle Naughton delivered a dangerous ball across the box which was cut out well by Shane Duffy, with Jordan Ayew waiting to pounce. Albion had a good spell of pressure as Gaetan Bong and Pascal Gross both forced two early corners in the game, but no chances materialised. Gross pulled the trigger from a central position just outside the box, but that was deflected behind, in what was a cagey opening 25 minutes. But Albion broke the deadlock with 29 minutes gone courtesy of Glenn Murray, who kneed the ball home at the far post from Anthony Knockaert’s cross for his fourth goal in his last three appearances. Lewis Dunk could’ve doubled the advantage with a powerful header from Knockaert’s corner, but Lukasz Fabianski was on hand to tip the ball over the target. The hosts were struggling to make inroads into a stubborn Albion defence, as Mathew Ryan comfortably saved Ayew’s tame close-range strike. There was a hairy moment for the Seagulls just after the re-start when Tammy Abraham was played through on goal, only to be denied by Ryan at his near post. The resulting corner also created mayhem in the Albion box, but Dunk denied Abraham the chance to fire home an equaliser with a brilliant tackle. Hughton freshened up his wide options with the introduction of Solly March in place of Jose Izquierdo, and the former was played in by Pascal Gross, only to be thwarted by Fabianski. Swansea substitute Luciano Narsingh looked to have levelled the game deep into stoppage time, but his ferocious drive from close range crashed off the crossbar, ensuring Albion would head into the international break in the best-possible fashion.

Swansea Subs; Brighton Subs;
Narsingh —> Carroll (59) March —> Izquierdo (66)
Routledge —> Ayew (79) Hemed —> Murray (79)
McBurnie —> Clucas (79)  Brown —> Gross (85)

SCFC [0]-[1] BHAFC; Murray (29)

Att; 20,822 (2,000 Brighton)

Albion MOTM; Stephens

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SCFC v BHAFC (4/11/17) | Match Preview

Brighton travel to South Wales, looking for a 2nd away win in a row, to face a Swansea side who are struggling to find form this season.

Swansea News;

Swansea will be missing Renato Sanches, Martin Olsson, Kyle Bartley and Wilfried Bony all through injuries.

Last Time Out;

Swansea lost 2-1 away at Arsenal; after Sam Clucas gave the Swans the lead, they later fell behind through goals from Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey.

Top Scorer; Tammy Abraham (5)

Form; L, L, W, L, L, L

FACT; Have lost 4 of their last 5 home games; the exception being a 2-0 win against Huddersfield

Brighton Team News;

Brighton are fine on the injury front, with only Steve Sidwell out sidelined still.

Last Time Out;

Brighton drew 1-1 at home to South Coast rivals Southampton; Steve Davis put the visitors in front, before Glenn Murray hit his 3rd goal in 2 games to share the points.

Top Scorer; Murray (3)

Form; L, W, L, D, W, D

FACT; After losing 3 of their opening 5 games, Brighton have lost just once in the 5 games after.

Last Time We Met: SCFC [3]-[0] BHAFC (11/8/09);

Brighton were defeated 3-0 in the last visit to Swansea; goals from Garry Monk and a Stephen Dobbie brace were good enough for a 2nd round ticket in the League Cup.

H-2-H;

Brighton have won 14 of the 62 meetings between the 2 sides, while the Swans have won 26 times. Swansea have won the last 3 games, and are unbeaten against the Seagulls in 5 keeping 4 clean sheets in that time.

Swansea Likely Line-Up;

Fabianski;

Van der Hoorn, Mawson, Fernandez;

Clucas, Ki, Fer, Carroll, Naughton;

Abraham, Ayew

Brighton Likely Line-Up;

Ryan;

Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong;

Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, Izquierdo;

Gross;

Murray;

Prediction;

Swansea 1-1 Brighton

BHAFC v SFC (29/10/17)

Brighton & Hove Albion are unbeaten in three in the Premier League but had to settle for a point for the second successive game at the Amex. Behind to Steven Davis’s early close-range header, the Seagulls levelled six minutes after the break when Glenn Murray scored his third goal in two games. The Seagulls looked the side more likely to go on and win it with Murray, Shane Duffy and Anthony Knockaert all going close but it stayed 1-1.

Skipper Bruno led out the side on his 200th appearance for the club but Albion made a slow start and were behind for the first time at home since the opening day. With seven minutes on the clock, Dale Stephens brought down Sofiane Boufal to the left of goal 22 yards out. James Ward-Prowse bent the free kick over the defensive wall, onto the corner of post and bar, and when it bounced back Davis reacted first to nod home – the midfielder’s first headed goal in the top flight since 2006. The visitors have a better away record in the league in 2017 and looked strong and organised in the opening stages. Although Albion enjoyed plenty of possession Southampton were hard to break down. The Seagulls forced Fraser Forster into his first save in the 19th minute when he made a comfortable stop from Davy Propper’s header after the Dutchman was found by Knockaert from a free kick. The Frenchman was warming to the task and twice in the space of a minute, as Albion built some sustained pressure, he nearly created an equaliser. First, a driven cross from the line just eluded Murray before his left-wing centre picked out Shane Duffy, but the defender headed narrowly over from close range under pressure from Virgil van Dijk. Albion carried on where they had left off after the break and within six minutes of the re-start they were level. Pascal Gross picked out Murray at the far post, who got above his marker to guide a header into the top corner, despite Forster’s scrambling efforts to keep it out. It was Gross’s fifth assist in ten Premier League games – and the German has also scored twice. Murray then got across van Dijk to meet Knockaert’s cross but the defender did enough to prevent the striker from getting his shot on target. The Seagulls were on top although they had a warning at the other end in the 70th minute when Manolo Gabbiadini’s shot took a deflection off Lewis Dunk which took it over Mathew Ryan’s bar. Albion were soon back on the offensive though and a great move ended with Duffy firing over after Knockaert’s pass found him in space 15 yards out. Knockaert then drove at the heart of the Saints’ defence but he failed to keep his shot down. Izzy Brown and Solly March came on in the closing stages as Albion looked for a way through but a rugged Southampton defence kept them at bay.

Subs;Subs;

Brown —> Gross (84). Redmond —> Boufal (72)

March —> Izquierdo (87). Long —> Tadic (84)

NO 3RD SUB. Hojbjerg —> Ward-Prowse (84)

BHAFC [1]-[1SFC; Murray (52); Davis (7)

Att; 30,564 (3023 Southampton)

Albion MOTM; Gross

BHAFC v SFC (29/10/17) | Match Preview

Brighton host south coast rivals Southampton on Sunday, looking to get back-to-back wins and a third home success.

Southampton Team News;

Southampton have no fresh injury concerns; only Jeremy Pied and Mario Lemina remains out.

Last Time Out; SFC 1-0 WBAFC

Southampton won 1-0 last week against West Brom, thanks to a goal from Sofiane Boufal.

Top Scorer; Manolo Gabbiadini (3)

Form; L, W, L, L, D, W

FACT; Nathan Redmond has had a league high 24 shots without scoring this season.

Brighton Team News;

Brighton could include Sam Baldock and Beram Kayal in their squad for the first time this season, after both got through minutes in the last 2 U23 games.

Last Time Out; WHUFC 0-3 BHAFC

Brighton got their first PL away win against West Ham; a brace from Glenn Murray and a Jose Izquierdo strike was good enough for the Seagulls.

Top Scorer; Pascal Gross, Tomer Hemed, Murray (2)

Form; W, L, W, L, D, W

FACT; Pascal Gross has been involved in 6 of Brightons 9 goals this season (2 goals, 4 assists).

Last Time We Met: BHAFC [3]-[0] SFC (2/1/12);

Brighton won 3-0 in the last meeting between the 2 sides; goals from Jake Forster-Caskey and a Matt Sparrow brace was good enough for the 3 points.

H-2-H;

Brighton have won 20 of the 66 meetings between the 2 sides, while the Saints have been victorious in 32 games. Brighton have only won twice in the last 13 games, with Southampton winning 7 times in that period.

Southampton Likely Line-Up;

Forster;

Cedric, Van Dijk, Yoshida, Bertrand;

Redmond, Davis, Romeu, Tadic;

Gabbiadini, Long;

Brighton Likely Line-Up;

Ryan;

Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner;

Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, Izquierdo;

Gross;

Murray;

Prediction;

Brighton 1-0 Southampton

WHUFC v BHAFC (20/10/17) | Match Review

Brighton & Hove Albion recorded their first-ever Premier League away win, with a 3-0 victory over West Ham United at the London Stadium. Albion produced a tactically disciplined performance and looked dangerous in attack, the highlight being Glenn Murray’s brace and a stunner from Jose Izquierdo, to move up to twelvth in the Premier League table.

Chris Hughton made two changes to the side that drew with Everton the previous Sunday, as Gaetan Bong and Izquierdo replaced Markus Suttner and Solly March. Albion worked their first opening of the game from a corner, as Pascal Gross squared the ball to Izquierdo in space, but the Colombian blazed his effort over the crossbar. The Hammers were sluggish in the opening stages, and were made to pay on ten minutes when Murray met an inswinging Gross free kick to head past Hammers keeper Joe Hart. The hosts then grew into the contest and could have scored through Manuel Lanzini, who latched onto a ball over the top of Albion’s defence, but fired wide. Pedro Obiang then tried his luck from distance with a driven strike that was met with a low save from Mathew Ryan. The Seagulls pressed forward again through Gross, who played Anthony Knockaert in beautifully, but the winger was thwarted by the Hammers’ defence. West Ham still carried a threat going forward, as Pablo Zabaleta delivered a dangerous ball into the box towards Javier Hernandez, but the Mexican was denied thanks to Shane Duffy’s brilliant block. Hernandez tried his luck again, but with 15 seconds of first-half stoppage time remaining, Izquierdo doubled Albion’s advantage with a stunning long-range strike which Joe Hart got a hand to, but couldn’t keep out. The hosts added more firepower ahead of the re-start by bringing on Andre Ayew, but he was soon overpowered by Duffy following Zabaleta’s in swinging cross. Lanzini’s corner then went across the face of goal and narrowly missed the onrushing Obiang. The Argentine tried to get on the scoresheet himself, but his set piece rose high and wide of the target. His next free kick from a similar position was much better and went inches wide after taking a nick off Duffy in the Albion wall. Knockaert almost set up a third goal for Albion after showing some brilliant footwork to tee up Murray, but Hart stood firm as the striker shot from a narrow angle. Murray would not be denied his brace though and it came on 76 minutes after he was brought down in the box by Zabaleta. He dusted himself down to send the resulting penalty kick straight down the middle of the goal. It was then a case of seeing the game out, which Albion did to perfection, sparking scenes of joy in the away end and boos of derision from the home fans.

Subs;                                                           Subs;

Ayew —> Kouyate (45)                           March —> Izquierdo (70)

Fernandes —> Arnautovic (74)           Brown —> Gross (76)

NO 3RD SUB USED                                  Schelotto —> Knockaert (84)

WHUFC [0]-[3] BHAFC; Murray (10) (75pen), Izquierdo (45+2);

Att; 56,977 (3,000 Brighton)

Albion MOTM; Murray

WHUFC v BHAFC (20/10/17) | Match Preview

Brighton travel to the London Stadium for the first time, to play West Ham and to try and secure their first away win of the season.

West Ham Team News;

West Ham will be without Andy Carroll after his was sent off in the last game, while Javier Hernandez picked up an injury in training and is a doubt for the game.

Last Time Out; BFC 1-1 WHUFC

West Ham drew 1-1 away at Burnley last time out; after Michail Antonio had put the Hammers in front, Carroll was given his marching orders for 2 yellows within 99 seconds of each other. Chris Wood scored the equaliser with 5 minutes to play.

Top Scorer; Hernandez, Diafra Sakho (3)

Form; W, D, W, L, W, D

FACT; West Ham have not lost at home this season.

Brighton Team News;

Brighton’s Tomer Hemed will serve his last match in his 3 game ban, while Beram Kayal and Sam Baldock returned to action on Monday in the U23 match, but are unlikely to feature in the squad. Steve Sidwell is still missing from the team with injury.

Last Time Out; BHAFC 1-1 EFC

Brighton drew 1-1 with Everton last Sunday; Anthony Knockaert scored his first PL goal for the Seagulls 8 minutes from time, before Wayne Rooney converted a 90th minute penalty, after Bruno was penalised for a foul.

Top Scorer; Pascal Gross, Hemed (2)

Form; W, L, L, W, L, D

FACT; Not won an away top flight game since 1983

Last Time We Met: WHUFC [6]-[0] BHAFC (14/4/12);

Brighton slumped to a 6-0 thrashing, thanks to goals from Kevin Nolan, Carlton Cole, a Gary Dicker own goal, and a Ricardo Van Te hat-trick.

H-2-H;

Brighton have won 15 of the 47 matches played, while West Ham have won 18. The Hammers have won the last 3 encounters, all without conceding a goal; Brightons last win was back in November 2004.

West Ham Likely Line-Up;

Hart;

Zabaleta, Fonte, Reid, Cresswell;

Antonio, Obiang, Lanzini, Arnautovic;

Sakho, Ayew;

Brighton Likely Line-Up;

Ryan;

Bruno, Hunemeier, Dunk, Suttner;

Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, March;

Gross;

Murray;

Prediction;

West Ham 1-1 Brighton

BHAFC v EFC (15/10/17) | Match Review

Brighton & Hove Albion made it seven points from their last three home games but were minutes away from a third successive win at the Amex, only to be denied by an 90th-minute Everton equaliser from the penalty spot. A slow burner of a game burst into life in the closing stages. Anthony Knockaert thought he had won it for the Seagulls when he fired them ahead from close range in the 82nd minute with his first Premier League goal for Brighton. But with the game approaching injury time, Bruno was penalised for a foul in the box and Wayne Rooney levelled from the penalty spot. The drama wasn’t over with Mathew Ryan twice denying Nikola Vlasic in the closing moments of stoppage time.

Albion had made three changes to the side beaten by Arsenal last time out with Knockaert, Glenn Murray and Markus Suttner returning for the first top-flight game between the clubs for 34 years. There was another rumbustious atmosphere at kick-off inside a sold-out Amex but there was a cagey start to the contest with little goalmouth incident in the first 20 minutes as both sides often gave the ball away needlessly. Goalkeeper Ryan, fresh from helping Australia reach a play-off for next year’s World Cup finals on Tuesday, made the first save of note when he got down to push away a low drive from Idrissa Gueye. The Seagulls gradually began to build some momentum and it took two brave blocks by Michael Keane to deny them a goal in the 31st minute. When Albion’s first corner was half-cleared to Knockaert, Keane threw himself in front of the Frenchman’s volley from the edge of the box. The loose ball fell to Lewis Dunk on the corner of the six-yard box but Keane again produced an excellent block with his shoulder, as the home fans appealed for a penalty. Gueye was Everton’s main threat and he took a pass from Rooney four minutes later but sent a curling effort inches wide of the far post. Albion were frustrated on several occasions by Everton’s well-drilled offside trap and a dogged visiting side beaten only once in their last 20 contests against promoted teams. There had been little to choose between the teams at the break with Dunk and Shane Duffy again superb at the heart of Brighton’s defence. Ryan came to Albion’s aid again eight minutes into the second period, instinctively blocking a powerful shot from Marcus Holgate before making a more comfortable save from Gueye’s header. Those chances were indicative of Everton’s intent as the game entered the final third. In their next raid Vlasic turned Markus Suttner to create precious space inside the box only to lose his footing as he shot, the ball drifting harmlessly wide. Albion made a double on 72 minutes when Jose Izquierdo replaced Solly March to make his home debut and Uwe Huenemeier came on for Duffy. Almost immediately Everton had a decent chance but Calvert-Lewin, after controlling a cross on the left, could only fire tamely at Ryan. Izquierdo was soon into the action, cutting inside and forcing Jordan Pickford to push his shot away for a corner. Everton failed to clear and it needed a block from Keane again to keep out Knockaert’s goalbound effort as Albion began to build up a head of steam. And with eight minutes to go the Seagulls broke through. Bruno did superbly on the right to get past Leighton Baines and tee up Izquierdo. His shot was blocked by Keane but the rebound was squared invitingly by Pascal Gross for Knockaert to give Pickford no chance from eight yards with a powerful low drive. Pickford prevented Albion from doubling their lead in the 87th minute when he produced a superb one-handed save to keep out substitute Izzy Brown’s shot and that proved to be a crucial intervention by the Everton keeper. It looked as if Albion had done enough but with a minute left Everton were awarded a penalty after Bruno, who was booked, was penalised for a foul on Keane as the defender tried to get on the end of a free kick. Despite vehement protests by the home side, referee Oliver pointed to the spot and Rooney sent Ryan the wrong way. Ryan came to his side’s rescue with a brilliant double save in the final moments to deny Vlasic, as Albion picked up a point which lifted them up to 14th in the table ahead of Friday’s trip to West Ham United.

Subs;                                                                      Subs;

Jose Izquierdo —> Solly March (73)                Oumar Niasse —> Idrissa Gueye (69)

Uwe Hunemeier —> Shane Duffy (73)           Kevin Mirallas —> Leighton Baines (84)

Izzy Brown —> Glenn Murray (85)                 Tom Davies —> Wayne Rooney (90)

BHAFC [1]-[1] EFC; Knockaert (82); Rooney (90pen);

Att; 30,565 (3,003 Everton)

Albion MOTM; Knockaert

BHAFC v EFC (15/10/17) | Match Preview

Brighton welcome Everton to the South Coast after the international break, with both teams looking for the 3 points to kick on from the start of the season.

Everton Team News;

Everton could welcome back James McCarthy and Phil Jagielka, but Yannick Bolasie, Funes Mori, Seamus Coleman and Ross Barkley are all sidelined.

Last Time Out; EFC 0-1 BFC

Everton sunk to another defeat in the Premier League after a shock loss at home to Burnley; a goal from Jeff Hendricks was enough for the Clarets.

Top Scorer; Omar Niasse, Wayne Rooney (3)

Form; L, L, W, W, D, L

FACT; Everton are winless in 11 PL away games since beating Crystal Palace back in January.

Brighton Team News;

Brighton could have Glenn Murray back in contention, while Davy Propper is fit after an injury whilst on international duty. Sam Baldock and Beram Kayal are scheduled for the U23 match on Monday on their road to recovery.

Last Time Out; AFC 2-0 BHAFC

Brighton went down 2-0 away to Arsenal thanks to goals from Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi.

Top Scorer; Pascal Gross, Tomer Hemed (2)

Form; D, W, L, L, W, L

FACT; A win would see the Seagulls notch up their 3rd straight top-flight home win; for the first time since 1982.

Last Time We Met: BHAFC [1]-[2] EFC (9/4/83);

Brighton went down 2-1 to the Toffees in the last meeting 34 years ago.

H-2-H;

Brighton have won 2 of the 11 meeting between the sides, while Everton have won 5. In the previous 6 games, both teams have scored at least once. Both of Brighton’s win have been at home (1982 and 1924)

Everton Likely Line-Up;

Pickford;

Martina, Keane, Jagielka, Baines;

Schneiderlin, Gueye;

Klassen, Rooney, Sigurdsson;

Niasse;

Brighton Likely Line-Up;

Ryan;

Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner;

Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, March;

Gross;

Murray;

Prediction;

Brighton 1-1 Everton

AFC v BHAFC (1/10/17) | Match Review

Brighton & Hove Albion succumbed to their fourth defeat of the season after losing 2-0 to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Goals from Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi proved to be the difference on the day, but Albion could reflect on a brave performance in North London. The Seagulls showed plenty of ambition in a bid to claim something from the game, with Solly March and Davy Propper both going close, but the Gunners’ extra quality ultimately told. Chris Hughton made three changes to the side that beat Newcastle United last week. Jose Izquierdo made his full debut while Izzy Brown and Gaetan Bong also started the match. Arsenal created their first opening inside the second minute when Alexandre Lacazette saw his half volley crash against the post. The hosts took 17 minutes to break the deadlock through Monreal. The Spaniard fired home the loose ball during a goalmouth scramble after Shane Duffy had cleared off the line. Despite Arsenal’s early dominance, March came within inches of restoring parity midway through the first half from a brilliantly-worked free kick when his ferocious left-footed shot hit the post before Lewis Dunk fired wide from the follow-up. The Gunners threatened again when Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez both found themselves bearing down in front of goal, but the former elected to shoot instead of passing to his Chilean teammate, and goalkeeper Mathew Ryan made a comfortable save. The Gunners launched a blistering counter-attack from an Albion corner, instigated by Sanchez and ending in a fine save by Ryan with his feet to deny Aaron Ramsey from close range. Hughton’s men still had chances though and after some good link-up play involving Izquierdo and Bong, Davy Propper fired over from inside the box. The Gunners had the first chance after the break through Lacazette, but Duffy was on hand to make a brave sliding block from inside the area. Sanchez then found Ramsey on the edge of the box from a corner, however the Welsh international’s effort went high and wide of the target. The same combination almost created Arsenal’s second goal, but Duffy expertly cut out the Chilean’s lofted ball into the box and diverted it safely into Ryan’s grasp. Dunk then strode forward into space and let fly from distance, only to see his tame strike saved by Petr Cech. Arsenal showed their class just moments later to double their advantage with 56 minutes gone, as Iwobi clinically fired the ball home from Sanchez’s audacious back-heeled through ball. The Chilean almost got his name onto the scoresheet when he was allowed to cut inside the area, but the feintest of deflections off Dunk sent the ball narrowly wide. March was called into action from the subsequent corner when he headed Sead Kolasinac’s header off the line. Hughton brought on Anthony Knockaert and Glenn Murray with 14 minutes to go in one last roll of the dice, and Murray headed agonisingly wide from Pascal Gross’s cross, as Arsenal held on to their clean sheet and all three points.

Subs;                                                                        Subs;

Olivier Giroud —> Lacazette (71)                      Ezequiel Schelotto —> March (72)

Theo Walcott —> Iwobi (71)                               Glenn Murray —> Brown (76)

Mohamed Elneny —> Xhaka (83)                     Anthony Knockaert —> Izquierdo (76)

AFC [2]-[0] BHAFC; Monreal (16), Iwobi (56);

Att; 59,378 (3,000 Brighton)

Albion MOTM; Dunk

AFC v BHAFC (1/10/17) | Match Preview

Brighton travel to the Emirates Stadium for the first time, as they look to make it 2 wins from 2 against Arsenal.

Arsenal Team News;

Arsenal have Danny Welbeck, Alex Iwobi, Calum Chambers, Francis Coqelin and Santi Cazorla all out injured, but could see Mesut Ozil back in the starting XI.

Last Time Out; BBFC 2-4 AFC

Arsenal secured a 2nd win in the Europa League, thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud, Rob Holding and a Theo Walcott brace. Bate Borisov got consolation goals from Mirko Ivanic and Alexsandr Volodko.

Top Scorer; Alexandre Lacazette (4)

Form; W, W, D, W, W, W

FACT; Arsenal have won 8 straight Premier League games at home, one shy of their Emirates record.

Brighton Team News;

Brighton will be without Tomer Hemed after the F.A upheld his suspension, so Glenn Murray or Izzy Brown could be in line to start up front. Beram Kayal, Steve Sidwell and Sam Baldock are all still missing.

Last Time Out; BHAFC 1-0 NUFC

Brighton secured back-to-back home wins after a Hemed goal sealed victory against Newcastle.

Top Scorer; Pascal Gross, Hemed (2)

Form; W, D, W, L, L, W

FACT; Brighton could win consecutive top-flight matches for the first time since 1982.

Last Time We Met: BHAFC [2]-[3] AFC (25/1/15);

Brighton were beaten 3-2 in our last meeting 2 years ago. Theo Walcott and Ozil put the Gunners 2-0 up, before Chris O’Grady pulled one back. Tomas Rosicky restored the 2 goal lead, before Sam Baldock’s goal gave Arsenal some last minute nerves.

H-2-H;

Brighton have won 2 of the 15 matches played between the sides, while Arsenal have won 11; including the previous 4. All 3 previous victories for Arsenal have been in the F.A Cup, with both teams scoring in them games. Brighton’s last victory against the Gunners was back in September 1982.

Arsenal Likely Line-Up;

Cech;

Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal;

Bellerin, Xhaka, Elneny, Kolanasic;

Sanchez, Lacazette, Ozil;

Brighton Likely Line-Up;

Ryan;

Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner;

Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, March;

Gross;

Brown;

Prediction;

Arsenal 2-0 Brighton