Brighton host Southampton in the Premier League this evening, with the home side looking to build on a surprise draw against Liverpool and the visitors aiming to bounce back after blowing a lead against Manchester United.
Graham Potter’s Seagulls will be very much motivated for this one as they seek to pull further away from the relegation zone, but Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton will see this fixture as a perfect opportunity to respond to their last result. Follow live updates from the Premier League tie below.
Brighton 0 – 0 Southampton
Kick off: The Brighton fans give the players a round of applause as they take the knee. Southampton then kick off the match.
Michael Jones7 December 2020 20:01
Here come the teams, the Brighton fans give a loud cheer as the Seagulls head out onto the pitch.
Michael Jones7 December 2020 19:57
Danny Welbeck has scored five league and cup goals against Southampton, the joint-highest figure of his career against a particular opponent.
Solly March is set to become the fifth player to make 100 Premier League appearances for Brighton.
Michael Jones7 December 2020 19:51
Southampton have dropped 42 points from winning positions since Ralph Hasenhuttl’s appointment in December 2018, more than any other side during that period.
Michael Jones7 December 2020 19:47
Brighton manager Graham Potter has had his say on Southampton ahead of tonight’s clash saying:
Michael Jones7 December 2020 19:44
Three of the six goals from direct free-kicks in the Premier League this season have been scored by Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse.
The last player to score more than three free-kicks in a single campaign was Yaya Toure, with four for Manchester City in 2013/14.
Michael Jones7 December 2020 19:40
Brighton and Sheffield United are the only teams yet to win a top-flight home game this season.
Albion’s total of 10 points is their lowest at this stage of a Premier League campaign.
Michael Jones7 December 2020 19:37
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl speaks abead of the Brighton game saying:
Michael Jones7 December 2020 19:35
Southampton have scored in 16 of their last 17 league games, including each of the last nine.
They have earned 997 Premier League points, so victory would make them the 11th side to reach 1,000 points in the competition.
Michael Jones7 December 2020 19:29
Michael Jones7 December 2020 19:26