Brighton Preview: vs Southampton

Brighton round-off gameweek five of the Premier League, when they travel to Southampton on Monday night in a south coast clash. 

The two sides met just over a couple of weeks ago in the second round of the Carabao Cup, with Saints winning 1-0, thanks to a Charlie Austin header.

However, Brighton fielded only one player who started their previous Premier League against Liverpool in Yves Bissouma. 

Team News

Let’s start with The Seagulls, they have no fresh injury concerns and have been boosted by the return of Florin Andone and Jose Izquierdo to training during the international break, after they both recovered from injury.

For Southampton, there are concerns over whether Charlie Austin and Shane Long will be playing having not trained over the international break. They will be assessed over the weekend ahead of the game on Monday.

There will be two English strikers in the clash on Monday who will be looking to pick up where they left off before the international break. 

Firstly for Southampton you have on loan striker Danny Ings, who is back to scoring and playing after years of being struck with terrible injuries. Ings has scored two goals in Saints opening four games.

Having watched him playing in Southampton’s defeat to Everton, he looks to be back to the Danny Ings we all know, with serious pace and a poachers instinct. 

On the opposite side of the pitch to him, will be Brighton’s Glenn Murray. Murray has three goals to him name this season and scored a brace in Brighton’s last game against Fulham. 

With Murray turning 35 at the end of this month he is still banging in the goals at the highest level and has now scored 97 goals for Brighton over two spells.

This has made him the third highest scorer in the club’s history. If he scores two more goals he will become Brighton record post-war scorer. 

By Adam Stenning

 

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