Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace: Likely line-ups for Premier League clash

Brighton winger Jose Izquierdo. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Brighton winger Jose Izquierdo. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Arch rivals Brighton and Crystal Palace go head-to-head at the Amex in the Premier League tomorrow evening.

Bragging rights were shared last year as Albion knocked Palace out of the FA Cup 2-1, the Eagles won 3-2 at home to Brighton in the Premier League and the other league clash at the Amex ended 0-0.

Both sides head into the match on the back of wins at the weekend. Albion were 2-1 victors at Huddersfield, while Palace recorded their first home league win of the season with a 2-0 success against Burnley.

Brighton are 11th in the Premier League with 18 points after 14 games, six points clear of 14th-placed Palace.


Albion boss Chris Hughton almost has a full squad to choose from.

Winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh is back in training but will not be risked, while Dale Stephens serves the final game of his three-match suspension.

Hughton rotated his squad in the win at Huddersfield and Solly March, Yves Bissouma and Florin Andone all impressed after coming into the starting 11.

Striker Glenn Murray is set to come back into the starting line-up against one of his former sides and Beram Kayal will most likely partner Davy Propper in the middle of the park.

Captain Bruno limped off late at Huddersfield but has been passed fit, so Hughton has options in the full-back positions and on the wing.

Anthony Knockaert will hope to come back into the starting 11 and with March providing two assists at Huddersfield, Jose Izquieirdo's place could be most at threat.

Likely line-up: Ryan; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; March, Propper, Kayal, Izquierdo; Gross; Murray. Subs (from): Steele, Button, Balogun, Montoya, Bong, Bissouma, Knockaert, Andone, Locadia, Suttner.


Palace head into the game on the back of clean sheets against Manchester United (0-0) and Burnley (2-0) and Eagles manager Roy Hodgson could name the same starting line-up for the third successive game.

Talisman Wilfried Zaha starred in the Eagles' win over Burnley, when James McArthur and Andros Townsend got the goals.

In his pre-match press conference, Hodgson said Palace had no fresh injury worries after the win against Burnley but defender Scott Dann and striker Christian Benteke both remain sidelined.

Likely line-up: Hennessey; Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, van Aanholt; McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Meyer; Townsend, Zaha. Subs (from): Guaita, Ward, Sorloth, Ayew, Schlupp, Kelly, Puncheon, Riedewald, Wickham.


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