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  2. Brighton v Tottenham: Who makes your Seagulls team?, published at17:53 7 December

    Brighton team selector

    Brighton host Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday, but who will make it into Graham Potter's starting XI as the Seagulls boss tries to end a 10-match winless run?

    You'll be able to pick - and share on social media - your own line-up for every Premier League game throughout the campaign.

    It's up to you how to approach it - you could go for the team you WANT the boss to pick or the one you THINK he will.

    Either way, it's time to choose your Seagulls team to face Spurs

  3. Spurs dominate fantasy football team of the week, published at15:55 7 December

    Fantasy football team of the week (GW15): Dubravka 6, Konsa 17, Davies 15, Sanchez 12, Tierney12, Schar 11. Silva 15, Mount 13, Son 13, Fred 11, Maupay 9

    Another round of Premier League fixtures is done and dusted, so how did your fantasy football team perform in gameweek 15?

    Do you have any of this week's highest point scorers? Or was it a fantasy football flop?

    Aston Villa's Ezri Konsa was the top performer with 17 points, followed closely by Ben Davies and Bernardo Silva on 15.

    A 3-0 win over Norwich earned Tottenham three players in the team of the week, while Newcastle's first win of the season meant Martin Dubravka and Fabian Schar also made the line-up.

  4. Tuesday talking point: No panic here, published at11:27 7 December

    Scott McCarthy, We Are Brighton, external

    It's amazing what a last-minute equaliser can do, isn't it?

    In the space of 72 hours, the travelling Brighton support have witnessed their side rescue 1-1 draws against West Ham United and Southampton right at the death, despite only having 10 men on the pitch at the time.

    As a result of that late, late drama, nobody leaving London Stadium or St Mary's with their voices hoarse and their knees bruised from the celebrations will have given much thought to the fact that the Albion have now equalled their longest winless run in the top flight. Ten games without a victory matches the sequence the class of 1983 recorded on their way to relegation.

    From boardroom to terrace, the majority of Premier League clubs would start panicking after three months without a victory. Not the Albion, though.

    Those smattering of boos at the end of the 0-0 draw with Leeds United aside, there are very few grumbles of discontent at the job Graham Potter is doing or the fact that Seagulls fans have not had a win to celebrate since mid-September.

    There are three reasons Brighton fans are content with their lot. The first is that the Albion are still riding high in ninth place. Nobody in their right mind could complain about that.

    The second is that not many games are being lost. Eight draws from the past 10 means that Brighton are hurtling towards the middle of December having been defeated just three times in the Premier League since August. Had some of those draws ended in defeats and left the Albion sitting just above the relegation zone, then perhaps the mood would be a little different.

    And the third is those last-ditch equalisers. Neal Maupay's brilliant overhead kick at West Ham followed by his clinical equaliser in the 98th minute at Southampton sparked wild scenes of jubilation and made two draws feel like victories.

  5. Brighton's FA Cup third-round opponents revealed, published at19:09 6 December

    Brighton will travel to West Brom in the third round of the FA Cup.

    The tie will take place on the weekend of 8/9 January and, unlike last season, will go to a replay if it ends level after 90 minutes.

    See the FA Cup third-round draw in full here

  6. Seagulls squad being pushed to the limit, published at09:33 6 December

    Johnny Cantor, BBC Radio Sussex

    Three draws on the bounce in a week may suggest a rather mundane seven days but it certainly hasn’t been dull.

    It was a case of deja vu for Neal Maupay as he hooked home yet another late equaliser at Southampton, after his overhead kick at West Ham. The Frenchman could be on course for his highest goal tally in the Premier League after netting six in the opening 15 games.

    The busy December schedule continues at home to Spurs, but head coach Graham Potter will require all his powers of creativity and flexibility. Having lost Adam Lallana, Adam Webster and Jeremy Sarmiento in midweek, news that captain Lewis Dunk has a knee injury is a major concern. His assured presence and precise delivery was certainly missed against Southampton.

    Another defender, Joel Veltman, came off with an injury and centre-back Shane Duffy is now suspended after a fifth yellow card. Despite being carried off on a stretcher, Leandro Trossard’s elbow injury isn’t as bad as first thought, but the Seagulls squad is being pushed to the limit.

    The winless run is now 10 and Brighton are the draw specialists with eight in those matches. With another period of three Premier League games in eight days, another three stalemates may be a decent return from a tough fixtures at home to Spurs and Wolves and away to Manchester United.

  7. Southampton 1-1 Brighton: The pick of the stats, published at08:20 6 December

    Kyle Walker-Peters battles with Enock MwepuImage source, Getty Images
    • Southampton have dropped 71 points from winning points in the Premier League since Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first game in charge in December 2018 – 15 more than any other side.

    • Brighton are winless in 10 Premier League matches (drawn eight, lost two) - their longest winless run in the top flight since a 10-game run between December 1982 and February 1983.

    • None of the nine Premier League meetings between Southampton and Brighton have seen a home victory, with only Bournemouth v Watford played more often in the competition without the hosts winning (10 games).

  8. Brighton savour draw as Hasenhuttl's anniversary soured, published at07:40 6 December

    Andrew Aloia, BBC Sport

    Brighton’s eighth draw in a 10-game Premier League winless run is one for the Seagulls to savour.

    The spirit shown to rescue a point with 10 men against West Ham in midweek was there in abundance once more, as they did it again while a man down against a Southampton side that looked on top throughout.

    While it’s a result that sees Graham Potter’s side equal the club’s record of longest top-flight run without a victory, it is a hugely significant point for a side dealing with an injury crisis, as captain Lewis Dunk and the influential Adam Lallana were among four players forced on to the sidelines for the trip to St Mary’s.

    And it only got worse as Leandro Trossard left the field on a stretcher with an arm injury, Joel Veltman went off with a bloodied nose and Shane Duffy was shown a fifth yellow card of the season, which means he is suspended for the next game against Tottenham.

    For the Saints, this was two points dropped on the eve of Ralph Hasenhuttl’s third anniversary in charge. If they had hung on for victory it would have been their fourth of the Premier League season - and fourth by a 1-0 margin.

    Armando Broja’s excellent finish to open the scoring showed there is goalscoring quality in the side, but they will need to show it more often if they are to arrest their own winless run.

  9. Southampton 1-1 Brighton: Potter reaction, published at18:02 4 December

    Brighton boss Graham Potter speaking to Match of the Day: "If it happens more than once, it can’t be luck. There’s a great spirit with the players. We weren’t at our best at all, it was a really scrappy game.

    "We pushed and pushed, and it was fantastic for Neal Maupay to get the goal.

    "Stuff has happened with injuries and the guys have had to adjust and reset. The character of the team is fantastic.

    "A win’s a win, still three points. Consistently, we're still in there and fighting for points. The league is so competitive, nobody gives you anything. As always, we can continue to improve and try to get points."

  10. Follow Southampton v Brighton live, published at14:08 4 December

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    We're now less than an hour away from kick-off between Southampton and Brighton & Hove Albion at St Mary's.

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    You'll be able to catch up with all the post-match reaction on this page after full-time.

  11. Southampton v Brighton: Confirmed team news, published at14:07 4 December

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    Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl makes two changes to the side that drew with Leicester on Wednesday. Armando Broja and Lyanco come in, with Jan Bednarek out injured and Adam Armstrong dropping to the bench

    Goalkeeper Fraser Foster is out after concerns pre-match about an unspecified injury. Harry Lewis take his place on the bench, with Theo Walcott also among the substitutes.

    Southampton: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Lyanco, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, C Adams, Redmnd Broja, Livramento, Salisu, Tella.

    Subs: Lewis, Stephens, Long, A Armstrong, Perraud, Smallbone, Elououssi, Diallo, Walcott.

    Brighton line-up v SouthamptonImage source, .

    Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter gives popular 21-year-old Tariq Lamptey a start after coming off the bench in the midweek draw with West Ham. The full-back is among five changes made, with Enoch Mwepu, Pascal Gross, Shane Duffy and Dan Burn all coming in. The Seagulls trio of Adam Lallana, Jeremy Sarmiento, Adam Webster, who were all injured in that draw, drop out.

    Leandro Trossard also starts on his 27th birthday.

    Brighton: Sanchez, Lamptey, Cucurella, Bissouma, Maupay, Trossard, Mwepu, Gross, Duffy, Burn, Veltman.

    Subs: Scherpen, Steele, Connolly, Mac Allister, Moder, March, Locadia, Roberts, Richards.

  12. Momentum needed for Brighton to end winless streak, published at19:14 3 December

    Johnny Cantor, BBC Sport

    Brighton & Hove Albion will be hoping to harness the momentum from the last-minute equaliser against West Ham United in midweek. The jubilant scenes in injury time were akin to a victory but the Seagulls will be fully aware that the winless league run has stretched to nine.

    The home team has never won when these sides have met in the Premier League but, with just one goalless draw in the last 13 encounters, we can expect goals.

    The selection dilemma for Graham Potter is whether to restore Tariq Lamptey to the starting X1 and return to a back five, while Shane Duffy and Dan Burn are possible replacements for the injured Adam Webster.

    Further up the pitch, Pascal Gross, Enock Mwepu and Solly March will vie to fill the vacancies left by injuries to Adam Lallana and Jeremy Sarmiento.

    Former Saints midfielder Lallana misses a return to his former club, while news that Ecuador international Sarmiento could be out for up to four months with a hamstring problem is a cruel blow for a 19-year-old who had to come off just 13 minutes into his first Premier League start.

  13. Lawro's predictions: Southampton v Brighton, published at18:33 3 December

    Mark Lawrenson takes on singer-songwriter and Liverpool fan Jamie Webster for the latest round of Premier League predictions.

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    Lawro's prediction: 2-1

    Both of these teams drew in midweek, with Saints pegged back twice by Leicester and Brighton equalising late on at West Ham.

    The way both games went, I'd say Brighton's result was the better one, but their problem is they keep on drawing and they are not scoring enough goals to win games.

    Because of that, and because Southampton's home record is actually quite decent - they have only lost one out of seven league games at St Mary's this season - I think Saints might edge this.

    Brighton's current form is not a reason to boo manager Graham Potter or the team, though. If at the start of the season, you'd told any of their fans that they would be in the top eight after 14 games, then they would have been delighted.

    But, because they started so well and are not getting the same results anymore, some supporters see things differently.

    Jamie's prediction: 3-1

    Find out how Lawro and Jamie think the rest of the weekend's fixtures will go

    Jamie WebsterImage source, Rob Allen (Perspective)
  14. Team news: Southampton v Brighton, published at17:19 3 December

    James Ward-Prowse & Neal Maupay

    Southampton will be without defender Jan Bednarek, who came off with a calf problem against Leicester.

    Stuart Armstrong remains out with a similar issue, while goalkeeper Fraser Foster is doubtful because of an unspecified injury.

    Brighton trio Jeremy Sarmiento, Adam Webster and Adam Lallana are unavailable after all three were injured in midweek against West Ham.

    Danny Welbeck and Steven Alzate are still sidelined.

    Pick your Saints XI here

    Who makes your Brighton starting line-up?

  15. How to get the edge on your fantasy football rivals this week, published at15:50 3 December

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    Everyone's got Mohamed Salah - but which differentials options are exciting the Fantasy 606 experts for gameweek 15?

    Alistair Bruce-Ball, Chris Sutton and the returning Statman Dave cast their eye over the credentials of Ollie Watkins, Maxwell Cornet and Ilkay Gundogan among others on the latest episode.

    Read tips for gameweek 15 and beyond

    Listen to the full episode on BBC Sounds

  16. Southampton v Brighton: Head-to-head stats, published at15:08 3 December

    Southampton v Brighton - Premier League record (8 games): Southampton - 3 wins, 11 goals, 2 clean sheets. Brighton - one win, 8 goals, 0 clean sheets
    • Southampton have lost just one of their eight Premier League meetings with Brighton (W3 D4). However, Saints are winless in all four such games at home against them (D3 L1), going down 2-1 in the most recent encounter.

    • Following their 2-1 win in this exact fixture last season, Brighton are looking to win consecutive away league games against Southampton for the very first time.

    • In south coast derbies (including Bournemouth, Brighton, Portsmouth and Southampton), Brighton have the lowest win rate in Premier League history, winning just two of their 14 such games (14%). Meanwhile, Southampton have won 41% of those fixtures in the competition (9/22).

  17. Weekend fixtures at a glance, published at13:52 3 December

    Saturday fixtures: West Ham v Chelsea 12:30, Newcastle v Burnley 15:00, Southampton v Brighton 15:00, Wolves v Liverpool 15:00, Watford v Man City 17:30. Sunday fixtures: Leeds v Brentford 14:00, Man Utd v Crystal Palace 14:00, Tottenham v Norwich 14:00, Aston Villa v Leicester 16:30, Everton v Arsenal 20:00
  18. Southampton v Brighton: What does the form show?, published at12:13 3 December

    Southampton v Brighton form in past five games: Southampton – D Leicester (h), L Liverpool (a),  L Norwich (a),  W Aston Villa (h), W Watford (a). Brighton – D West Ham (a), D Leeds (h), L Aston Villa (a),  D Newcastle (h)¸ D Liverpool (a)
  19. Brighton 'will take time' with Lamptey, published at11:01 3 December

    Tariq Lamptey Image source, Reuters

    Brighton youngster Tariq Lamptey is likely to start against Southampton this weekend - but boss Graham Potter says he will tread carefully with his dynamic full-back.

    The 21-year-old came off the bench against West Ham in midweek to set up Neal Maupay's stunning late equaliser but is only recently back from a hamstring injury that kept him out of the second half of last season.

    A firm favourite, Potter knows he'll have to manage Lamptey's workload to avoid further injury setbacks.

    "We're going through a period where we're going to play lots of games in a short space of time so that's the only thing that's going to stop the regularity of Tariq," said Potter.

    "That close proximity will challenge us in terms of how much he plays and when he plays.

    "We all know his qualities and what he brings to the team."