Picking the Best Potential Brighton Lineup to Face Cardiff City in the Premier League on SaturdaySean Drury09 Nov 2018
Brighton seek a return to winning ways as they travel to South Wales on Saturday for a lunchtime kick off against Cardiff.
Chris Hughton's side won three Premier League matches on the spin for the first time last month, but their winning run ended with a 3-1 defeat at Everton last weekend.
Here is Hughton's most likely lineup at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Mathew Ryan (GK) – Ryan has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers outside the big six and his performance against Wolves was one of the best goalkeeping displays of the season so far. A crucial last line of defence.
Bruno (RB) – Beloved by Brighton fans, Bruno is a club legend with over 200 appearances for the club. At the age of 38 he is the oldest player to appear in the Premier League this season but make no mistake, he is in this team on merit.
Shane Duffy (CB) – Duffy signed a new Brighton contract last month alongside his defensive partner Lewis Dunk, and they have celebrated with three clean sheets in four matches since then.
Lewis Dunk (CB) – Called into the England squad for the first time last month, Dunk did not win his first cap but may get his chance against the USA next week. Scored his first goal of the season against Everton last weekend.
Gaetan Bong (LB) – The Cameroonian full back has now started 25 consecutive Premier League matches dating back to January. His battle against the tricky Victor Camarasa should be one to watch.
Anthony Knockaert (RW) – Knockaert lost his place in the team to Alireza Jahanbakhsh last month, but with the Iranian injured, this is a chance for Knockaert to prove that he belongs in Chris Hughton's starting XI.
Beram Kayal (CM) – Kayal was expected to be a peripheral player this season but an injury to Davy Propper has given him the chance to shine, and he has done, assisting Glenn Murray's winner against West Ham before scoring his first Premier League goal against Newcastle.
Dale Stephens (CM) – There are many Brighton players who could claim to be the most important member of the team but Stephens has a good case. The protection he offers to the back four is one of the reasons for the Seagulls' excellent defensive record of late.
Jose Izquierdo (LW) – The Colombian possesses terrific pace but sometimes lacks an end product. If he performs to the best of his abilities, Cardiff's defence will have its work cut out to stop him.
Solly March (AM) – March was one of the few Brighton players who underperformed in his first Premier League season, but he has been much better at the start of this campaign. It is largely because of him that Brighton have not missed Pascal Gross as much as they would have feared.
Glenn Murray (ST) – Murray recently became just the second Brighton player to score 100 goals for the club when he struck the winner against Wolves. He's keeping pace with Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Raheem Sterling as the highest English scorer in the Premier League this season – not bad for a 35-year-old.
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