After the dissapointment of going out of the EFL Cup, Brighton will be looking to make amends with a win at home to Barnsley on Saturday.
Auden White and James Bree look set to miss the trip to the South Coast, but other than that Paul Heckingbottom doesn’t have any other problems in terms of availability. Barnsley are the league’s top scorers, which has surprised many, but they are there for a reason; they have scored in every league game so far this season, including putting 4 past Wolves away just 10 days ago. Conor Hourihane leads the way in terms of goals with 3.
Form; W, L, W, W, W, L
FACT; The Tykes have hit the woodwork the most times this season thus far (7).
Bruno looks set to resume at right-back after coming off last Saturday with a knock, while Solly March continues his recovery and is expected to feature next week for the u23s; while longer absentees Kazenga LuaLua, Liam Rosenior and Richie Towell are all unavailable. Anthony Knockaert is the leading Albion scorer with 4 goals.
Form; W, L, L, W, W, L
FACT; Have lost just 1 of their last 14 home games, which was in the previous game against Brentford.
Last Time We Met: BFC - BHAFC (5/4/14);
Both teams settled for a point, as they played out a 0-0 draw at Oakwell.
Barnsley have won 17 of the 41 previous meetings, while Brighton have won 14. Brighton have won 5 of the last 6 home games against Barnsley, but they did lose the last one.
Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong;
Knockaert, Stephens, Kayal, Skalak;
Brighton 1-1 Barnsley