Brighton travel to 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City for their first away Premier League match, and hoping to collect their first points.
Leicester Team News;
Leicester will be without Danny Drinkwater, Vicente Iborra, Robert Huth and Nampalys Mendy, while new signing Kelechi Iheanacho has visited a specialist for his toe injury, but could still feature.
Last Time Out; AFC 4-3 LCFC
Leicester fell to an opening day 4-3 defeat to Arsenal. After going behind from Alex Lacazette’s early opener, Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy put the Foxes ahead. Danny Welbeck scored on the stroke of half-time to level the scores; but after the break Vardy restored the lead. 2 goals in 2 minutes at the end of the game from Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud saw the Gunners to victory.
Top Scorer; Jamie Vardy (2)
FACT; Jamie Vardy has provided 19 assists since the start of the 2014/15 season, second to only James Milner among English players.
Brighton Team News;
Brighton will be without Izzy Brown, after the winger picked up a hamstring injury during last weekend’s defeat against Man City. Jose Izquierdo wont feature after signing for a club record fee, with Sam Baldock and Beram Kayal still sidelined.
Last Time Out; BHAFC 0-2 MCFC
Brighton were defeated in their opening game in the Premier League by Manchester City. After holding out the title favourites for 70 minutes, Sergio Aguero pounced on a defensive error to break the deadlock, before Lewis Dunk turned into his own net 5 minutes later
Top Scorer; N/A
FACT; Midfielder Pascal Gross covered the most ground by any player during opening weekend (12.8km).
Last Time We Met: LCFC - BHAFC (8/4/14);
Brighton won comfortably last time the two sides met; goals from Stephen Ward, Jesse Lingard and a brace from current Foxes player Leo Ulloa put the Seagulls 4-0 up, with Gary Taylor-Fletcher netting a consolation goal.
Brighton have won 13 of the 29 games played between the 2 sides, with the Foxes winning 11. Brighton have lost just once in the last 5 games and both have scored in the previous 3 meetings. Brighton’s record at Leicester isn’t too impressive though, winning just 5 of 15 games
Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs;
Albrighton, Ndidi, Amartey, Mahrez;
Brighton Likely Line-Up;
Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner;
Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, Murphy;
Leicester 1-1 Brighton