Picking the Best Potential Brighton Lineup to Face Burnley on Saturday

​It has been a troubling period for Brighton as they have struggled to get results over a challenging set of fixtures.


They welcome a Burnley side on Saturday, who are currently flying high in the ​Premier League and a squad under the guidance of Sean Dyche.


Chris Hughton was pleased with the discipline of his side against Spurs in midweek and will be reluctant to change his side's defensive approach. However it is in attack that is the area of concern, as they have struggled to score regularly. Expect Pascal Gross to come back in and play a withdrawn role behind Glenn Murray in attack in a more 4-4-1-1 formation.


The Seagulls will want to arrest their slide and with two home fixtures coming up this gives them their best opportunity. Hughton will want his side to gain some momentum prior heading into the hectic festive period.


This could be Brighton's lineup for their Premier League encounter with Burnley on Saturday.

Goalkeeper

  • Ryan
    Ryan 1

​The Australian international has performed well for ​Brighton this season. Not the tallest goalkeeper, he compensates with other facets of his game that provides him that consistency that is essential at this level. 

Defence

  • Bruno
    Bruno2
  • Duffy
    Duffy22
  • Dunk
    Dunk5
  • Bong
    Bong3

​Hughton's sides are always built on a strong defensive foundation. There won't be much change to the back four that played against Spurs in midweek, although expect captain Bruno to comeback in for Ezequiel Schelotto at left back. 


Brighton have looked defensively strong this season and the formidable centre back paring of Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk have allowed the Seagulls to remain in games with their appetitie for defending.

Midfield

  • Knockaert
    Knockaert11
  • Stephens
    Stephens6
  • Propper
    Propper24
  • Kayal
    Kayal7

​Anthony Knockaert and Beram Kayal will provide that creative spark in Brighton's midfield and will have the licence to get forwards and support in attack.


In the engine room of the central midfield Dale Stephens and Davy Propper will provide the industry to combat the threat of ​Burnley's Jack Cork and Steven Defour. 

Forwards

  • Gross
    Gross13
  • Murray
    Murray17

​Pascal Gross and Glenn Murray were rested for the Spurs fixture on Wednesday night as Hughton decided to rotate his squad, but expect both to be recalled to give the Seagulls a little more firepower which they lacked against ​Tottenham.


Gross will play in a withdrawn role behind Murray who does an effective job with his physical presence in holding the ball up and bringing his team mates into the game.

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