Brighton travel to Stoke in a crunch match at the foot of the table, where 3 points can go a long way in terms of survival for both teams.
Stoke Team News;
Jese will be in the squad for the first time since the start of December after family leave, and Bruno Martins Indi is set to return.
Last Time Out; AFCB 2-1 SCFC
Stoke fell to an away defeat at the hands of Bournemouth. Xherdan Shaqiri gave the Potters a 1-0 lead before 2nd half goals from Josh King and Lys Mousset.
Top Scorer; Shaqiri, Diouf (5)
Form; L, L, L, W, D, L
FACT; Stoke have lost 7 of their last 11 games and taken only 8 points out of a possible 33 in that period.
Brighton Team News;
Brighton will have record signing Jurgen Locadia in the squad for the first time after injury; Steve Sidwell and Jiri Skalak remain out.
Last Time Out; BHAFC 3-1 WHUFC
Brighton got themselves their first PL double with a dominating win against West Ham. Glenn Murray put the Seagulls in front before Javier Hernandez equalised. 2nd half goals from Jose Izquierdo and Pascal Gross gave them a much needed win.
Top Scorer; Murray (10)
Form; W, L, L, W, D, W
FACT; Brighton are without an away league win since the start of November.
Earlier In The Season: BHAFC - SCFC (20/11/17);
Brighton were held to a 2-2 draw back in November. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting put the visitors in front before Pascal Gross levelled, but Kurt Zouma scored in first half stoppage time. Izquierdo scored into the 2nd half and the points were shared
Brighton have won 9 of the 40 meetings between the 2 sides, while Stoke have won 16. The Potters have won 8 of the last 9 games keeping 5 clean sheets in that time; Brighton’s last win was back in 2001.
Bauer, Shawcross, Zouma, Peters;
Allen, Cameron, Adam;
Shaqiri, Diouf, Choupo-Moting;
Brighton Likely Line-Up;
Schelotto, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner;
March, Stephens, Propper, Izquierdo;
Stoke 1-1 Brighton