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Brighton predicted lineup vs Man Utd - Premier League

Jamie Spencer
Brighton are taking positive momentum into their Man Utd clash
Brighton are taking positive momentum into their Man Utd clash / GLYN KIRK/GettyImages
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Brighton are unbeaten in seven consecutive Premier League games as they prepare to face Manchester United at Old Trafford this week.

Graham Potter's Seagulls, who beat Watford on Saturday and have twice drawn with Chelsea in recent weeks, were meant to play this fixture before Christmas until Covid-19 cases led to it being cancelled

Now that it is going ahead, here's a look at the starting XI the Brighton boss could pick...


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Adam Webster has scored twice in his last four Premier League games
Adam Webster has scored twice in his last four Premier League games / Mark Thompson/GettyImages

Robert Sanchez (GK) - A clean sheet against Watford last time out was his first since a Boxing Day victory over Brentford.

Joel Veltman (CB) - Could remain in a centre-back role if Potter elects to stick with the same tactical system that worked against the Hornets.

Lewis Dunk (CB) - Back in the side at the weekend after recovering from a knee injury and will be gaining sharpness all the time.

Adam Webster (CB) - An automatic starter so far this season when fit. His threat at set-pieces could a huge weapon in this game,

2. Midfielders & wing-backs

Yves Bissouma hasn't started in the Premier League since AFCON
Yves Bissouma hasn't started in the Premier League since AFCON / Mark Thompson/GettyImages

Tariq Lamptey (RWB) - Has featured in all of Brighton's Premier League games since mid-October after recovering from injury.

Yves Bissouma (CM) - Came off the bench against Watford but this could be first Premier League start since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations.

Adam Lallana (CM) - Has a decent record against Manchester United and will help the Seagulls gain a foothold in midfield.

Marc Cucurella (LWB) - Getting forward will be so important and he could get a lot of joy down that side of the pitch.

3. Forwards

Leandro Trossard could return for Brighton
Leandro Trossard could return for Brighton / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Leandro Trossard (CF) - Expected to make his return to the starting XI after remaining an unused substitute last time out.

Alexis Mac Allister (CF) - Another set to return to the lineup. Both he and Trossard will need to support the main striker.

Neal Maupay (ST) - Scored his seventh Premier League goal of the season at the weekend and will be looking to build on that here.



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