Our live stream ahead of Wednesday nights Premier League match, Fulham vs Brighton is now up and running, kicking off at 20.00 GMT.
You can keep an eye on the commentary as it happens below, but first, we take a preview into the fixture, lineups, predictions and much more…
Fulham gave their returning 2,000 fans plenty to cheer about with a brilliant first-half performance and battling second-half display to hold Liverpool to a 1-1 draw in the Premier League last weekend.
Scott Parker’s side, who were roared on by their returning 2,000 supporters, caught Liverpool cold and deservedly led through Bobby Decordova-Reid’s blast on 25 minutes.
Liverpool came out after the break on a mission, dominating the half with 79% possession. However, a resiliant Fulham display kept them at bay until they were undone by a Salah penalty on the 79th minute.
The deserved point will do wonders for the teams confidence which was much needed coming into this game as victory will move them outside of the Premier League relegation zone.
Brighton come into the game off the back of a 3-0 drubbing by league contender, Leicester City. The defeat left Brighton in 16th place, only two points above Fulham and the relegation zone.
Brighton, who continue to be held back by their inconsistency, are in a downward trajectory as of late.
Since earning points from games against Aston Villa and Liverpool, back-to-back setbacks have come versus Southampton and Leicester.
Graham Potter will not be particularly concerned at this stage of the season, but the manner of their defeat at the weekend has upped the stakes ahead of a relegation double-header with their next opponents and Sheffield United.
Fulham and Brighton last met early 2019 in a six-goal thriller, with Fulham winning 4-2 at Craven Cottage…
Hectic Christmas period
Potter said there is room for rotation in some areas but you need to focus on the next match.
Big matches coming up
Potter said they don’t think about blocks of games. The next one is Fulham, it is an important one, but as he says he always says that. But they are big games against Fulham and Sheffield United.
Potter said they are disappointed and frustrated with the result. “There is no time to feel sorry for yourself,” he said.
He was a fantastic football person and had a fantastic career. A wonderful life, career and it is a sad day, said Potter.
Potter said it is about winning games, not really who you beat. The media narrative makes it a six-pointer but they don’t look at it that way. “Our job is to focus on the next match. The opposition are fighting for points and we have to accept the challenge,” he said.
Lamptey and Webster latest
“They trained today so that is good for us. Leicester came too soon for them but they are hopeful for Wednesday,” said Potter.
Brighton beaten “too easily”?
Potter said it is something they have to learn from, it wasn’t a nice experience, and they have to respond to it. He said they stuck at it in the second half but overall the better team won on the day.
Changes Fulham have made
“We have to assess our group,” he said. “Fulham have shown they can play both systems well. They have done well in terms of results. They are fighting for points.”
“You don’t win so many games as a Fulham.” He said they have a nice mix and competed well against Liverpool.
Potter said he trained as well today and there is a good chance he could be involved on Wednesday.
On his character
He is a vociferous character, he has experience and quality, said Potter. Potter said he will add something for us.
Fulham Premier League form: WLLWLD
Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League form: LDWDLL
Fulham possible starting lineup:
Areola; Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo; Decordova-Reid, Lemina, Anguissa, Robinson; Lookman, Loftus-Cheek; Cavaleiro
Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Ryan; White, Dunk, Webster; Lamptey, Bissouma, Alzate, March; Trossard, Welbeck, Connolly
Bobby Cordova-Reid Anytime Scorer – 3/1 with FanTeam
After scoring the opener against Liverpool on Sunday, Cordova-Reid has climbed to four Premier League goals for the season. He is ahead of the misfiring Aleksandr Mitrovic for the Cottagers in terms of goals and comes up against another bottom-five side.
Brighton’s inability to keep things tight has been their undoing so far this season. Only three sides have conceded more than the Seagulls and a shut-out against an improving Fulham is fanciful. If anyone’s going to score for the newly-promoted side, Cordova-Reid is right up there and well-priced.
Time to take a look at our Fulham vs Brighton live match stream as it happens…