Brighton v West Ham: match preview

After something of a meltdown at Molineux in their last game which saw Brighton blow a 1-0 lead, lose 2-1 and get two men sent off, Graham Potter would have been mightily relieved 24 hours later to see Fulham confirmed in the third and final relegation place. With a fifth consecutive season in the top flight to look forward to the shackles may be off for the hosts but West Ham arrive on the south coast with much to play for. Last week’s defeat to Everton was perhaps a fatal blow to their top-four hopes, but a Europa League or Europa Conference place is still very much in their grasp if they can win their final three games. A word of caution to David Moyes, however: West Ham have failed to beat Brighton in all seven previous top-flight meetings since the Seagulls came up in 2017. Paul Chronnell

Saturday 8pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Amex Stadium

Last season Brighton 1 West Ham 1

Referee Andre Marriner

This season G24 Y58 R1 2.45 cards/game

Odds H 2-1 A 17-11 D 5-2

Subs from Steele, Walton, Sanders, Ferguson, Connolly, Karbownik, Pröpper, Izquierdo, Andone, Moder, Lallana, Tau

Doubtful Veltman (calf), Lallana (calf), Pröpper (ankle)

Injured March (knee, next season), Lamptey (hamstring, next season)

Suspended Dunk (first of two), Maupay (first of two)

Discipline Y41 R6


Leading scorer Maupay 8

Subs from Martin, Randolph, Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Coventry, Alves, Noble, Johnson, Baptiste, Odubeko, Benrahma, Yarmolenko,

Doubtful Cresswell (dead leg), Rice (knee), Ogbonna (thigh), Noble (knock)

Injured Masuaku (knee, 19 May), Lanzini (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y47 R3


Leading scorers Antonio, Lingard, Soucek 9