Graham Potter’s team have faced Brendan Rodger’s club only seven times in the league before the Sunday encounter gets underway, with the last outing at the AMEX Stadium being a narrow 2-1 victory for the visitors back in March 2021.
The Foxes managed to edge out the Seagulls, in what was the home side’s sixth loss against Leicester in as many Premier League games between them.
With the 2-1 win, Leicester maintained their perfect league record (W6, D2, L0) against Brighton and will look to continue their form against them in the 2021/22 season.
Seagulls fly high thanks to Adam Lallana opener
Leicester began the opening minutes of the first half on the back foot as they struggled to match Brighton’s intensity, which was further aggravated due to Adam Lallana’s clinical finish in the tenth minute – his first in blue colours – thanks to Neal Maupay’s perseverant dribble.
The visitors continued to look unsettled in the back but came close to an equalizer from Sidnei Tavares’ brilliant half-volleyed effort, only to see Brighton shotstopper Robert Sanchez make an equally stunning save.
Lallana almost secured his brace after his header from a free kick clipped the far post just before half-time.
Amartey secures stunning comeback
With no changes being made to either side, the second half began in similar fashion as the first. Brighton were forced to capitalize on their attacking play because of Leicester’s greater catch on the ball.
But it was the Foxes who almost equalized once again from Kelechi Iheanacho’s left footed effort, just before he actually leveled the scores with a fantastic spontaneous chip, thanks to Youri Tielemans’ amazing through ball that caught the Seagulls defenders off-guard.
Leicester looked more settled after, denying any kind of opening for the home side’s attackers, mainly due to Kasper Schmeichel’s lovely reflexes.
With three minutes remaining on the clock, Sanchez – who was key to keeping Leicester at bay throughout the match – rushed off his line and watched the ball sail over him and onto Daniel Amartey’s head.
The Ghanian made no mistake and slotted the ball in for the winner in the dying minutes to give an important three points for the Foxes.