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Brighton & Hove Albion vs West Ham United match preview
Will Brighton & Hove Albion’s perfect start to the season continue?
So far, Roberto De Zerbi’s side have won both matches by the same emphatic 4-1 scoreline, first swatting aside Luton Town on the opening weekend.
Then, a week ago, the Seagulls demolished Wolves at Molineux, with Kaoru Mitoma breaking the deadlock via a simply sublime solo goal.
Brighton then rubber stamped the points at Molineux by striking three times in nine minutes immediately after the interval, with Pervis Estupiñán on target before Solly March netted twice.
This leaves Brighton top of the Premier League table, albeit after two games, so will they stay there by starting a top-flight season with three successive wins for the very first time?
West Ham United too are also unbeaten, drawing 1-1 with Bournemouth in their opener, before their campaign came to life last Sunday.
The Hammers took an early lead against Chelsea, Nayef Aguerd heading home a trade James Ward-Prowse corner, only for the Blues to equaliser soon after, before being awarded a penalty by referee John Brooks.
Alphonse Areola managed to keep out Enzo’s effort, and this would prove to be the turning point.
Michail Antonio fired the Irons in front early in the second 45 before, despite seeing Aguerd sent off, Lucas Paquetá added a third via a stoppage time spot-kick.
Despite winning the Europa Conference League in June, it’s been a turbulent summer for David Moyes’ men, but three points in a London derby and new signings through the door have helped alleviate any concerns.
This though is not a fixture West Ham have enjoyed, given that they’ve never beaten Brighton in the Premier League in 12 attempts, losing each of the last three, including a 4-0 drubbing in Sussex back in March.
The Hammers have never won a top-flight fixture in Brighton, a fact that’s unlikely to change here.
Brighton & Hove Albion team news
Given home impressive his team were a week ago, there’s little reason for Roberto De Zerbi to change much.
Danny Welbeck led the line at Molineux, with Evan Ferguson and João Pedro left on the bench, while Billy Gilmour came into midfield, chosen over Mahmoud Dahoud.
Predicted XI (4-5-1): Steele; Milner, Webster, Dunk, Estupiñán; Gilmour, Groß, March, Enciso, Mitoma; Ferguson.
West Ham United team news
Nayef Aguerd’s red card against Chelsea means he will sit this one out suspended.
Angelo Ogbonna is the most likely deputy, although Konstantinos Mavropanos could be thrown in for his debut at centre-back, having arrived from Stuttgart on Tuesday.
Mexican midfielder Edson Álvarez did make his debut last weekend, coming off the bench for fellow new-recruit James Ward-Prowse.
Alphonse Areola will keep his place in goal, having usurped Łukasz Fabiański as the number one.
Predicted XI (4-5-1): Areola; Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Emerson; Ward-Prowse, Souček, Paquetá, Bowen, Benrahma; Antonio.