Picking the Best Potential Brighton Lineup to Face Watford on Saturday

​Brighton host Watford on Saturday looking to end their winless run in the league, now at seven matches, their last success a 1-0 win over ​Swansea in early November.


Chris Hughton has no new injury concerns, with only Steve Sidwell out due to a long-term back injury.


Here's who Hughton might pick to lead the south-coast team to victory at the weekend.

Goalkeeper

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​Mat Ryan keeps his place in goal after a man-of-the-match performance against ​Burnley last weekend.

Defence

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  • Duffy
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  • Dunk
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  • Bong
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​With no injury worries, Chris Hughton is likely to stay with the same back four which earned last Saturday's 0-0 draw against Burnley, with the experienced Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk continuing at the heart of the defence. 


Spaniard Bruno will keep his usual role at right-back, with Gaetan Bong returning on the left side.

Midfield

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  • Propper
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  • Knockaert
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  • Gross
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​Hughton has kept the midfield largely unchanged this season, and there is no reason why that should change this time, with the tried and tested base of Dale Stephens and Davy Propper remaining in central midfield. 


Adding bite and attacking prowess to the side are the ever-present Pascal Gross, with Anthony Knockaert and Solly March providing pace and invention either side of him.

Forwards

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​Despite missing a penalty last week against Burnley, Glenn Murray is expected to keep his place up front, matching up well against ​Watford's physical defence and the likes of Sebastian Prodl.


Despite a barren run in front of goal of late, Murray remains ​Brighton's top scorer, with five goals in the league thus far.

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