Brighton predicted lineup against Newcastle: Graham Potter hit by lingering Liverpool dilemma
Brighton boss Graham Potter has several interesting options at his disposal ahead of today’s home game against Newcastle.
Albion most often played with a striker up front, in Neal Maupay, Leandro Trossard played right behind him, then they had three more in midfield, three center-backs and two full-backs – not to mention Robert Sanchez in purpose.
With Dan Burn unlikely to start against the Magpies in the 5:30 p.m. kickoff following a knee injury, Shane Duffy, Lewis Dunk and Adam Webster could line up for the first time since the latter suffered. a hamstring injury almost two months ago in Brentford.
However, in the 2-2 draw against Liverpool, they played with all four defenders Dunk, Duffy, full-backs Joel Veltman and Marc Cucurella; while Maupay was dropped on the bench and Trossard was used as a false nine – something that worked to good effect.
The Belgian scored in the game at Anfield, so will head coach Potter do the same for The Toon?
When asked if this was the most selection dilemma, in terms of players and lineups, that he had had in the role, Potter replied: defend? ‘
âThen we have these different players with different attributes who have qualities that are not the same. These are the ones who we think are the best to help us.
âAt the same time, keep some consistency in how you want to play the game, because if you change too much that can be problematic as well.
“There are always decisions. I would say the group is best placed in terms of competition for places, healthy competition for places, team spirit, quality, it’s the best we have. had since I’ve been here. “
So, not yet Maupay and Trossard in the lead? Bring back the French? Go back to a return five? There is a lot to ponder.
Ultimately Brighton may decide to play Veltman, Duffy, Dunk, Webster and Cucurella at the back.
In midfield, Yves Bissouma played 60 minutes against Liverpool and returned safely after more than a month of absence with a knee problem. If he’s in good shape, he’s likely to start.
Enock Mwepu scored a stunning goal against Liverpool, his second goal in just days after the Leicester City Carabao Cup game, and can start, but Solly March also played well.
The way Brighton has set up for the Merseyside outfit is likely to be different from how they chose for Newcastle.
Albion is likely to have more possession this time around, something they didn’t have at Anfield. Therefore, Maupay could return to the squad.
To throw another question into the equation, Alexis Mac Allister was superb in the last game, and for much of the season, and could be picked to start ahead of Jakub Moder, who hasn’t been at his best these days. last time.
Could Tariq Lamptey, absent for 10 months with a hamstring problem, make his first start since mid-December? Fans are clamoring for him to have that chance, but he received a slight blow over the weekend and could come off the bench again.
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Brighton starting eleven:
Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy, Adam Webster, Marc Cucurella; Yves Bissouma, Adam Lallana, Enock Mwepu; LÃ©andro Trossard, Neal Maupay
Jason Steele, Tariq Lamptey, Jakub Moder, Pascal Gross, Solly March, Taylor Richards, Haydon Roberts, Jeremy Sarmiento, Alexis Mac Allister