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Brighton boosted by triple return before Norwich clash



Brighton boosted for the weekend by returning trio

Brighton boss Graham Potter can rest a little bit easier today after the Seagulls manager has received a big boost to the first-team squad for the weekend.

Potter will be set to welcome back trio Yves Bissouma, Adam Webster, and Enock Mwepu to full training ahead of Brighton traveling to Carrow Road to take on bottom-dwelling Norwich.

Brighton have been stripped of their access to Bissouma for a month since his last appearance in the Seagulls’ 2-1 win against Leicester City at the Amex Community Stadium, with Mwepu having missed the same amount of time. Webster has been out for even longer, making his last appearance against Brentford.

The returning trio bolsters the Brighton squad in key positions just before a tricky run of Premier League fixtures against Manchester City (H), Leicester City (A), and Liverpool (A) in the wake of the upcoming weekend programme.

Danny Welbeck and Steven Alzate are now the only options under Potters command that are unavailable through injury, but despite players returning to training, it would hardly be a shock if Brighton were deployed with the same XI that shared the points with Arsenal in the last Premier League fixture.

Seagulls continue to impress this season

Brighton continue to defy expectations in the early doors of the 2021-22 Premier League season as they sit joint-third in the table on 14-points and level with both Manchester clubs as well as Everton.

Graham Potter

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Graham Potter, Manager of Brighton and Hove Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Everton FC at American Express Community Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Graham Potter’s outfit have finally earned results commensurate with the football on offer under the Englishman, and such has been the Solihull-natives success this season that he has already been linked with the vacancy at St. James’ Park as Newcastle look to build the foundations of their new regime.

But the first real run of difficult fixtures could rocket Potter’s men back down to earth given clashes with City and Liverpool. Three points should be expected at the bare minimum against a Norwich outfit that can boast just one point for their efforts this season.

Though tricky waters are fast approaching, the Seagulls deserve immense credit for how they have performed this season, and the return of Bissouma, Webster, and Mwepu bolsters their chances of producing an upset in the coming weeks.


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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 7 12 16
2 Liverpool FC 7 11 15
3 Manchester City 7 11 14
4 Manchester United 7 8 14
5 Everton FC 7 5 14
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 7 3 14
7 Brentford FC 7 4 12
8 Tottenham Hotspur 7 -4 12
9 West Ham United 7 4 11
10 Aston Villa 7 1 10
11 Arsenal FC 7 -5 10
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 -1 9
13 Leicester City 7 -3 8
14 Crystal Palace 7 -3 7
15 Watford FC 7 -3 7
16 Leeds United 7 -7 6
17 Southampton FC 7 -5 4
18 Burnley FC 7 -6 3
19 Newcastle United 7 -8 3
20 Norwich City 7 -14 1
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 6
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 3
Hwang, Hee-chan Wolverhampton Wanderers 3
Raphinha Leeds United 3
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 3
Doucoure, Abdoulaye Everton FC 2
Jesus, Gabriel Manchester City 2



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