Ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action, Sportsmail will be providing you with all you need to know about every fixture, with team news, provisional squads, betting odds and Opta stats. Here is all the information you need for Brighton’s home clash with Swansea.
Brighton vs Swansea (Amex Stadium)
Brighton team news
Brighton have no fresh selection concerns ahead of their Premier League clash with relegation rivals Swansea.
Back-up goalkeeper Tim Krul has recovered from the whiplash suffered in the first half of last weekend’s FA Cup victory over Coventry, while record signing Jurgen Locadia could make his league debut after scoring against the Sky Blues.
Chris Hughton has no fresh selection concerns ahead of the Premier League clash
Midfielders Jiri Skalak and Steve Sidwell (both ankle) remain the only players unavailable to Albion boss Chris Hughton.
Brighton provisional squad
Ryan, Krul, Maenpaa, Suttner, Bong, Rosenior, Schelotto, Bruno, Hunemeier, Dunk, Duffy, Goldson, Propper, Stephens, Kayal, Knockaert, March, Gross, Izquierdo, Locadia, Hemed, Baldock, Murray, Ulloa.
Swansea team news
Alfie Mawson has recovered from a knee problem to take his place in the Swansea side for their Premier League relegation battle at Brighton.
England Under-21 defender Mawson was forced out of the FA Cup goalless draw at Sheffield Wednesday last weekend when his knee “locked” just before kick-off.
Alfie Mawson has recovered from a knee problem to take his place in the Swansea side
Lukasz Fabianski and Federico Fernandez will also return after being rested at Hillsborough, but Leon Britton (pelvis) and Renato Sanches (hamstring) remain out.
Swansea provisional squad
Fabianski, Naughton, Van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Ki, Carroll, Clucas, Dyer, J Ayew, Nordfeldt, Roberts, Bartley, King, Routledge, Narsingh, Abraham, A Ayew, James.
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Key match stats
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Brighton have failed to score in four of their last five meetings with Swansea in all competitions, netting once in a 1-0 win at Liberty Stadium this season, courtesy of a goal from Glenn Murray.
Brighton are one of seven teams that Swansea have lost to all in all four tiers of English league football, along with Burnley, Cardiff City, Fulham, Hull City, Luton Town and Watford.
Brighton have alternated between not winning and winning in each of their last seven home matches against the Swans (W3 D1 L3), losing last time out in May 2008.
The Swans have had 63 shots on target in the Premier League this season in 27 matches – in just five FA Cup matches, they’ve had 54% of their league total for the season (30).
Swansea haven’t drawn three consecutive away league matches since October 2009.
Glenn Murray (right) scores the winner during their only previous Premier League meeting
Chris Hughton has lost only one of his seven previous managerial clashes against Swansea City (W3 D3 L1), with each win coming with a different team (Newcastle, Norwich and Brighton).
Swansea City have won 14 points since Carlos Carvalhal took charge (W4 D2 L1), one more than they recorded in their first 20 games before his arrival (W3 D4 L13).
Jose Izquiredo has scored in his last two Premier League appearances – he could become the third Colombian to score in three consecutively after Hamilton Ricard and Juan Pablo Angel.
Only four Englishmen have scored more Premier League goals this season than Glenn Murray (8) – Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vardy and Wayne Rooney.
Murray has found the net with three of his last four shots on target in the Premier League.
BRIGHTON VS SWANSEA
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Head-to-head league record
Brighton wins 1
Swansea wins 0
Recent league form
(latest result first)