Brighton vs Watford
Due to the winter break, there are only a handful of Premier League games taking place this weekend.
Saturday’s late Premier League kick-off will see Brighton play host to Watford.
This tie is hugely important to both sides, as they fight to stay in the English top-flight.
Watford will begin the weekend 19th in the Premier League, with 23 points amassed from 25 league outings.
The Hornets did experience an initial upturn in form when Nigel Pearson took the reins at the club, but they have since failed to win any of their last three PL ties, losing two.
As for Brighton, they are currently 15th in the division, but they are just three points above their upcoming opponents, making a win on Saturday extremely important for the Seagulls.
However, picking up three points vs Watford will be easier said than done for Graham Potter’s side, as Brighton head into the tie in awful form, failing to win any of their last five league ties.
Potter gives Brighton injury update
Graham Potter would hold his pre-Watford press conference on Thursday.
During the presser, Potter gave a rather positive injury update on his squad.
The Brighton boss confirmed that they have no new injury news after last weekend.
Potter also stated that Shane Duffy trained on Thursday morning, with Dan Burn said to be making good progress:
“We have no new injury news after last weekend.
“Shane Duffy trained this morning and that’s good for us. Dan Burn is making good progress and we’ll see how he goes.”
Graham Potter also stated that Brighton hope to have Alexis Mac Allister with them after the winter break:
“We hope to have Alexis Mac Allister after the winter break, maybe in the lead up to the game on 22nd February.
“He’ll be coming to a whole new environment and, as with any new player, we have to be patient and help him – he’s an exciting individual.”