Live stream Brighton v Aston Villa, Saturday 26 February, 15:00 GMT
Brighton and Aston Villa will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeats when they lock horns at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.
The honeymoon period is over for Steven Gerrard at Villa Park. The former Rangers boss got off to a good start after returning to English football in November, but Villa are on a rough patch ahead of their trip to the south coast. A 1-0 home defeat to Watford last time out means they have won just one of their last seven league outings. Villa are now 13th in the table and their European ambitions have been abandoned for the time being.
Gerrard will be desperate to get things back on track as soon as possible. But with three of their next four games away, Villa won’t have it easy in the coming weeks.
Brighton suffered a surprise 3-0 loss to Burnley last Saturday. The Clarets were worthy winners of the day, but Graham Potter was not too down on his side. The Seagulls may have lost consecutive games, but they remain in the top half of the table – and to finish there would be a great achievement.
Brighton will be without Jeremy Sarmiento and Enock Mwepu, but Lewis Dunk is available again after his suspension. Fellow centre-back Adam Webster could also be involved following a minor groin problem. Leandro Trossard and Pascal Gross could be reinstated in the starting XI after starting the game against Burnley on the bench.
Aston Villa will not be able to call on the services of Marvelous Nakamba, but Leon Bailey is closing in on a return to action in what has been a stop-start first season for the Jamaica international. Ezri Konsa should be restored to the heart of the baseline after completing his suspension.
Kick-off is at 15:00 GMT to Saturday February 26. See below for international streaming options.
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