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[Albion] Brighton & Hove Albion vs West Ham United *** Official Match Thread ***



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Albion v West Ham

PREMIER LEAGUE

Venue:
The American Express Community Stadium
Date: Saturday 4th March 2023
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Assistants: Darren Cann, James Mainwaring
Fourth Official: Geoff Eltringham
VAR: Peter Bankes
Additional VAR: Nick Hopton

TEAM NEWS

Brighton midfielder Solly March is fit again after missing their midweek FA Cup win with a minor injury.


Defender Pervis Estupinan, who was absent for that match with a muscle problem, is also available.

This game is likely to come too soon for West Ham's Kurt Zouma and Maxwel Cornet but Vladimir Coufal could return from a heel issue.

Danny Ings is eligible to play after being cup-tied for the midweek defeat by Manchester United.

Jarrod Bowen, who has been dealing with a minor ankle injury, could return to the starting line-up.

The winger came on as a substitute in Wednesday's FA Cup exit at Old Trafford.

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

  • Brighton are unbeaten in 11 previous Premier League meetings with West Ham (W5, D6), which is their longest unbeaten record against another team in the competition.
  • The Hammers' most recent victory over the Seagulls was a 6-0 victory at Upton Park in the Championship in April 2012.
  • West Ham have never kept a clean sheet against Brighton in the Premier League.
Albion
  • Brighton have won 15 of 28 games in all competitions this season, their highest total at this stage of a top-flight campaign.
  • They have won five of their 11 Premier League home fixtures in 2022-23, as many as they did in the whole of last season.
  • The Seagulls have earned more points away than they have at home this season.
  • They have scored at least three goals in three different league games in this campaign - only Manchester City and Arsenal have better records.
  • Twelve of Brighton's last 14 Premier League goals have come in the second half.
  • Danny Welbeck has scored six goals in all competitions against West Ham (one for Manchester Utd, three for Arsenal, and two for Brighton).
West Ham
  • West Ham are looking to win back-to-back league games for just the second time this season.
  • But they have gone 10 away league matches without a win (D3, L7), their worst such run since 2015.
  • The Hammers have earned just six points away from home this season, a joint low.
  • The Londoners can keep consecutive Premier League clean sheets for the first time since October 2021.
  • Jarrod Bowen has been involved in four goals in his last five Premier League games for West Ham, with two goals and two assists.
  • Danny Ings scored a brace in Aston Villa's 2-1 win at Brighton earlier this season - no player has ever scored multiple goals against an opponent with two different teams in a single Premier League campaign.

Roberto De Zerbi's West Ham Press Conference



 
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jcdenton08

Enemy of the People
Oct 17, 2008
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Just putting this back to the top of the board where it belongs, seeing as we are at home today in the league. In our best ever season - EVER - in all of our years since we were founded in 1901.

The boys need us today. Come on the Albion!!!
 

Rdodge30

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Dec 30, 2022
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On the train, should get there in time to watch the 12.30 match - Junior in his new Harrington!
 

dadams2k11

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Jun 24, 2011
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Brighton
Feels like the first game of the season for me after my 5 match home ban as my last game was Wolves away.
Feel like I've had a longer ban than Ivan Toney is going to get.
Same for me. I've not been able to get to games, as my better half has been working weekends for Uni placement since before Xmas, and now it has stopped.
 

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