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Brighton predicted lineup vs Newcastle United - Premier League

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Graham Potter's Brighton have gone three games without scoring or winning ahead of the weekend's trip to Newcastle
Graham Potter's Brighton have gone three games without scoring or winning ahead of the weekend's trip to Newcastle / GLYN KIRK/GettyImages
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Brighton will make the 350-mile trip north to face Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Graham Potter's side have gone more than four and a half hours of top flight football without finding the net but have proven an obdurate opponent for Newcastle in that regard. Under Potter's stewardship, Brighton have kept four clean sheets from their five meetings with the Magpies.

Here's the Brighton lineup Potter may deploy to preserve his unbeaten record in this fixture.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Robert Sanchez (GK) - Brighton's number one received the first and so far only red card of his senior career when Newcastle travelled south in November.

Joel Veltman (RB) - The versatility drilled into Veltman's game during a 19-year association with Ajax has been repeatedly exploited by Potter this term, fielding the defender in at least four different positions.

Shane Duffy (CB) - In the absence of Adam Webster, Potter may be tempted to turn to Duffy if he opts for a back-four - which, considering the myriad of systems Brighton deploy, is a big 'if'.

Lewis Dunk (CB) - Brighton's skipper spent stoppage time of the reverse fixture between the posts but didn't face a single shot.

Marc Cucurella (LB) - Despite joining a club with a dramatically contrasting style to the 'launch and squeeze' approach Getafe preached, Cucurella has seamlessly assimilated on the south coast.

2. Midfielders

Tariq Lamptey (RM) - For the first time in his senior career, Potter has experimented with Lamptey pushing up the pitch.

Jakub Moder (CM) - No outfield player has featured in more Premier League games for Brighton this season than their flexible Poland international.

Yves Bissouma (CM) - Philippe Coutinho's expert shadowing of Bissouma hampered Brighton's attempts to progress the ball through the thirds in defeat to Aston Villa last weekend.

Alexis Mac Allister (LM) - Only the club's top scorer has directly contributed to more league goals than Brighton's Argentina international (four goals, two assists).

3. Forwards

Neal Maupay (ST) - The Frenchman has been stuck level, alongside Glenn Murray, on a club record of 26 Premier League goals for the past three games.

Leandro Trossard (ST) - The 27-year-old started the club's opening 17 games of the season but has been benched four times since Boxing Day.


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