Brighton have the chance to put pressure on Middlesbrough and Burnley this weekend, as they host Fulham at The AMEX on Friday night. With Burnley and Middlesbrough not playing til Saturday, a win for Brighton would crank the pressure up with both teams playing away from home; Burnley visit Birmingham while Middlesbrough go to already relegated Bolton in the lunchtime kick-off.
Tom Cairney, Michale Madl and Sakari Mattila are all out for the game Friday, while Rohan Ince is ineligible. There are no fresh new injury concerns for Slavisa Jokanovic, and will be hoping 21 goal marksman Ross McCormack is in a goal scoring mood, as too his strike partner Moussa Dembele who has 14.
FACT; Fulham have won their last 3 games with a 2-1 score line.
Sam Baldock has been passed fit for the game Friday, but Bobby Zamora is still out with his hip injury. Chris Hughton will more than likely ring the changes in midfield to keep things fresh as the season comes to its final stretch. Tomer Hemed still remains on 13 goals this season, but will be looking to get back to scoring ways to fuel a head of steam going into the remaining games.
FACT; Brighton are unbeaten in 9 games winning 6 and drawing 3.
Earlier In The Season: FFC - BHAFC (15/8/15);
A Tomer Hemed 94th minute penalty was enough to steal all 3 points back in August. Sam Baldock opened the scoring, before a Tom Cairney equaliser
Brighton have won 4 of the 7 meeting between the 2 sides, including the last 2 games. Fulham’s last win at Brighton was back in November of 2014, when the came from behind.
Bruno, Goldson, Dunk, Rosenior;
Knockaert, Kayal, Sidwell, Stephens, Murphy;
Brighton 2-0 Fulham