Brighton predicted the roster against Arsenal as Albion faced Lamptey and Bissouma’s dilemma
Injuries are arguably forcing Brighton’s hand more than at any time this season ahead of today’s home game against Arsenal.
Albion stars Adam Webster (hamstrings), Steven Alzate (ankle), Enock Mwepu (groin), Danny Welbeck (hamstrings) will all miss the 5:30 pm game at the Amex.
And it’s a cinch whether or not Yves Bissouma will recover from the knee injury he suffered against Leicester City last month – an issue that ruled him out of the meeting with Crystal Palace on Monday.
Graham Potter said of the 25-year-old on Thursday: “Bisouma is making progress, it will be a decision later in the week.”
From photos and club footage from Thursday’s training session, the Mali international also doesn’t appear to be involved in this, potentially casting new doubt on the likelihood of him lining up against the men. by Mikel Arteta.
It may be prudent to give her more time to recover from the problem. After all, the season is a marathon, not a sprint.
He may be fit again and shoot for Norwich City in two weeks, but the Brighton midfielder will be poorer in his absence.
Adam Lallana and Pascal Gross were the second best against the Palace midfielder. Therefore, Solly March and Alexis Mac Allister could come and strengthen this part of the field.
Asked about Bissouma’s replacement, Potter said Sussex Live: We have no direct replacement for Yves [Bissouma], it is unique. We have to find a solution as a team.
“You have a lot of options, there are the two you mentioned [Lallana and Gross], there is Jakub Moder, Alexis Mac Allister, Steven Alzate, but he’s going to get hurt now but it’s a big blow for him. But we have other options.
“I thought for Pascal [Gross] and Adam [Lallana] it was a difficult game for them especially in the first half. We didn’t have too many options in front of them, so we had to look into this issue a bit.
“I thought it was better for them in the second half so happy for these two guys they continued. They played their part to help us get back into the game. So we just have to find the right replacement for Yves s ‘he doesn’t make the game. “
Moder and Mac Allister are more offensive options, so Potter can give Lallana and Gross, who lie deeper, another chance to give the team more balance, especially with Alzate injured.
And Tariq Lamptey? He was an unused replacement against Palace on Monday.
When will the 21-year-old, who has just returned from a nine-month hiatus with a hamstring injury, be let go? Is Joel Veltman keeping him away?
“That’s the highlight of things. Tariq had 45 minutes against Swansea City in the Cup and then with the Premier League games we’ve had you look at Leicester and it didn’t seem like the right time to throw him in this situation, Potter said.
“The more time he has, the better him and us. Much like Crystal Palace, Joel was a consideration because of his performances, but Tariq can also play in different positions, so you can have them on the pitch. at the same time, no problem.
“Tariq trains harder, gets stronger every day and we’re happy he’s back in the squad.”
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With that in mind, here is our lineup and squad planned for Arsenal.
Brighton predicted the starting XI:
Sanchez, Veltman, Dunk, Duffy, Cucurella, March, Brut, Lallana, Mac Allister, Trossard, Maupay
Steele, Scherpen, Lamptey, Richards, Connolly, Roberts, Burn, Sarmiento, Moder