Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester City preview: How to watch, team news, kick-off time, predicted line-ups and ones to watch
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Brighton & Hove Albion play one of the biggest matches in club history when they host two-time defending Premier League champions Manchester City at the AMEX Stadium.

The Seagulls maintain a top-four position in the table while the Citizens are unbeaten since an opening-day defeat to Tottenham and are third, just two points off of top spot.

Team news

Brighton manager Graham Potter said that Adam Webster has returned to training and there's an outside chance he could be fit to face the Premier League champions.

Danny Welbeck and Steven Alzate remain out while Tariq Lamptey returned against Norwich with Potter stating he "responded really well" against the Canaries.

Ferran Torres is out for City as he continues to recover from a foot fracture.

John Stones' status is up in the air as the defender missed the Citizens' mid-week cup tie against Club Brugge due to personal reasons.

Predicted line-ups

Brighton & Hove AlbionSánchez; Burn, Dunk, Duffy; Cucurella, Lallana, Bissouma, Groß, Veltman; Trossard, Maupay

Manchester City: Ederson; Zinchenko, Laporte, Dias, Cancelo; Sliva, Rodri, de Bruyne; Grealish, Foden, Jesus

Ones to watch

Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Part of a stout Seagulls defense that has allowed just five goals all season, third fewest in the Premier League. Kept Josh Sargent in check last week and had some big headers, as well.

Jack Grealish (Manchester City)

The 26-year old left Aston Villa to join the Citizens in a £100 million move and he has responded brilliantly, scoring two goals and assisting on two others and looks to be the force the champions thought he would be.

Previous meeting

In May, Brighton overturned a two-goal deficit to record a 3-2 victory at the AMEX to stop an eight-match losing streak against City in all competitions.

Ilkay Gundogan scored in the second minute to give the visitors the early advantage and despite a red card being shown to Joao Cancelo in the 10th minute, Phil Foden struck three minutes into the second half to double the lead.

Leandro Trossard scored two minutes later and Webster set up a grandstand finish with the equalizer. Defender Dan Burn sent the Seagulls and their fans into raptures with a 76th-minute winner.

How to watch

The match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League. Kick-off is set for 17:30pm BST.

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