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Brighton team news & predicted line-up vs Wolves

Roberto De Zerbi finally announced himself to the Premier League world with a massive 4-1 win against Graham Potter’s Chelsea last weekend and will look to build on that result against relegation-threatened Wolves


The Brighton project on the south cast received a huge shot in the arm after the club continues to bid farewell to key pieces recently after a fantastic 4-1 win against former boss Graham Potter when Chelsea was sent packing back to the capital last weekend and will head north to clash with struggling Wolves at the Molineux on Saturday.

It was just the result that new boss Roberto De Zerbi needed to kick start the new regime at the American Express Community Stadium as the club continues to receive recognition for its progression on and off the pitch of late, while star man Leandro Trossard was recently nominated for Premier League Player of the Month for October.

The club also sealed a deal for young Argentine talent Facundo Buonanotte, continuing their trend of prizing talent from South America for very affordable fees as a core nucleus continues to be assembled.

With the Seagulls now back in the win column after a run of fixtures that saw them without a win since De Zerbi’s appointment, there is no better time for them to take on a Wolves outfit that has scored just 6 goals in the league, constituting the worst offensive record in the top flight of English football.


Predicted Brighton XI vs Wolves

Players unavailable for selection & key fitness updates

Jakub Moder, Joël Veltman (doubt due to a continuing calf problem)

Roberto De Zerbi is without just the long-term absence of Polish utility man Jakub Moder this weekend while Dutch defender Joël Veltman is a doubt once again due to a continuing calf problem.

It is unlikely that the Italian tactician will look to change anything pertaining to the XI this weekend, and keep the same group that ran out impressive winners against their former boss during their 4-1 thrashing of Chelsea. Continuity could be the way forward here.


Andrew Thompson

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