City went into the weekend sitting third behind Chelsea and Liverpool and two points off the top following a routine 2-0 win over Burnley in which they were some way short of their best.
However, they responded to a somewhat lackluster display by hitting Club Brugge for five in the Champions League in midweek.
Brighton, meanwhile, are still flying high after a fine start to the season under Graham Potter, though they’ve lost a bit of momentum of late with three successive draws, failing to score in their last two.
The Seagulls will be hoping for a repeat of last season’s clash at the Amex Stadium, when they came back from 2-0 down to beat 10-man City 3-2 in an absorbing encounter in the run-up to the Champions League final.
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How to keep up with this afternoon’s action
TV channel: Today’s match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.
Welcome to Brighton vs Man City LIVE coverage
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of today’s late kick-off in the Premier League.
The action comes from the Amex, where defending champions Manchester City take on Brighton in an intriguing teatime clash.
Stay tuned for match build-up, latest team news and live updates after kick-off, which is at 5:30pm BST on the south coast.