righton have been the surprise package this campaign and astonishingly find themselves in fourth place having lost just once in eight matches and conceding a miserly five goals.
A home win against Leicester and a draw against Arsenal might suggest they are capable of mixing it with the bigger teams, but their opponents this week will be anything but a pushover. In fact, Manchester City, after beating Club Brugge 5-1 away in the Champions League, look in the mood to bully the Seagulls on their own patch.
The champions will be without Ferran Torres who is sidelined for up to three months with a foot injury, which might give Raheem Sterling a chance to reinsert himself in Pep Guardiola’s consciousness. The England star has suggested he would be open to a transfer if he does not get regular first-team football.
With Kevin de Bruyne back to his best, and Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva dazzling in recent weeks, this could be a tough day for Brighton.
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