Brighton return to the AMEX Stadium after 2 tough away games; they face a high-flying Burnley side.
Burnley Team News;
Burnley could have Ben Mee and Matt Lawton back from injury, but Stephen Ward is out alongside Robbie Brady, Jonathan Walters, Dean Marney and Tom Heaton.
Last Time Out; BFC 1-0 SCFC
Burnley scored a late goal to steal the 3 points off Stoke in mid-week; Ashley Barnes the scorer in the 89th minute.
Top Scorer; Chris Wood (5)
Form; W, L, W, L, W, W
FACT; Burnley have conceded just 12 goals this season, a record only bettered by the 2 Manchester clubs.
Brighton Team News;
Brighton have no new injury concerns; Steve Sidwell is the only absentee.
Last Time Out;
Brighton were beaten at Wembley by Tottenham; goals from Serge Aurier and Heung-Min Son were good enough for the home side.
Top Scorer; Glenn Murray (5)
Form; D, L, D, L, L, L
FACT; The Seagulls had let in 13 goals in their first 14 PL games; they have let in 9 in their last 3 matches.
Last Time We Met: BHAFC - BFC (2/4/16);
Brighton drew 2-2 with the Clarets in a pulsating match at the AMEX. Dale Stephens opened the scoring before Andre Gray equalised; Anthony Knockaert restored the lead just before half-time. Michael Keane though he had equalised with a header late into the game but it was cleared off the line by Lewis Dunk; replays showing it had in fact crossed the line. However, moments later Keane did have a goal awarded after he headed home a corner.
Brighton have won 10 of the 29 meetings between the sides, while Burnley have won 9 times. The Seagulls are unbeaten in the last 6 meetings, with the last 3 ending in draws. Brighton have scored in all but 1 of the previous 6 and have lost just twice in the past 10 meetings.
Burnley Likely Line-Up;
Bardsley, Long, Tarkowski, Taylor;
Gudmundsson, Arfield, Hendrick;
Brighton Likely Line-Up;
Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner;
Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, Izquierdo;
Brighton 1-0 Burnley