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January 26 2021 3.38pm

Brighton v Palace

Amex Community Stadium, Tuesday 7.45pm

Nathaniel Clyne

Nathaniel Clyne

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Player of the Year Nathaniel Clyne is set to return to the Palace line-up for the first time this season since breaking his foot against Bournemouth during a pre-season friendly.

Left-back Lee Hills (knee) and midfielders Kagisho Dikgacoi (hamstring) and Owen Garvan (hip) are still absent.

Brighton midfielder Ryan Harley is available for selection after missing the last two games with a back injury, while winger Will Buckley is still out with a hamstring problem. Tommy Central defenders Elphick (Achilles) and Adam El-Abd (foot) are still out.

Striker Will Hoskins is likely to have to make do with a place on the bench again after recovering from his recent hip injury.


Roy Hodgson

"Nathaniel Clyne is in contention to be in the squad. Hes one of those guys who is naturally fit and hes only missed five weeks while his foot was in a boot, so he has not lost a huge amount of fitness.

"Its very good to have our Player of the Year back and hopefully hell be straight back into the swing of things."

Steve Parish

"You look at Brighton and you can see all the upsides for them of having that new stadium. They are playing to full houses pretty much every week and there is a real feelgood factor around the club.

"I think historically they couldn't have counted on that level of support but the new ground has allowed them to flourish.

"They also have produced a quality team and I don't think anyone doubts that they are a really good side. I think they have been prudent financially but have invested where they feel it can benefit the team.

"You watch them play and they have a real togetherness and it is players working hard for each other and the shirt that you want to see as a fan."

Gus Poyet

"I would love to be playing in this game. I'm sure the players know how much it means to the fans and this is the one game we want to win this season.

"Over the years I have played in a lot of derbies, and Tottenham against Arsenal will take some beating, especially as it was Sol Campbell's first game back at White Hart Lane after he left Spurs, but I am excited to see how this game compares.

"The only thing I want is a good game. I want plenty of passion and plenty of support, but I do not want to see problems outside the stadium, in the stands or at the railway station."

Brighton - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
5th 8 5 2 1 17

Full league table

Brighton - current form

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
6 4 1 1 11 6

Full form table

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
20/11/2005 League Brighton 2 - 3 Crystal Palace win
18/10/2005 League Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Brighton loss
25/03/2003 League Brighton 0 - 0 Crystal Palace draw
26/10/2002 League Crystal Palace 5 - 0 Brighton win
18/02/1991 Full Members Cup Brighton 0 - 2 Crystal Palace win

All time results

Last meeting

Brighton 2-3 Palace

Sunday November 20 2005

Brighton: Blayney, Reid, Hart (sent off 87), Butters, El-Abd, Oatway, Hammond, Carole, Frutos, Knight, Robinson (Kazim-Richards, 56)

Subs not used: Dodd, Nicolas, McPhee, Chaigneau

Bookings: El-Abd, Hart, Reid, Robinson

Sent Off: Hart 87

Goals: Knight 22, Knight 53(pen)

Palace: Kiraly, Ward, Boyce, Borrowdale, Fitz Hall, Watson (Andrews, 78 ), Hughes, Soares, Reich (McAnuff, 62 ), Freedman, Morrison

Subs not used: Black, Speroni

Bookings: Fitz Hall, Hughes

Goals: Freedman 28, Freedman 60, McAnuff 90

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