Brighton v Wolves: Premier League – live!

08 December 2019 03:57
Live updates as in-form Wolves visit resurgent Brighton Get in touch! Email Ben or tweet him 3.57pm GMT Aston Villa 1-4 LeicesterNorwich 1-2 Sheffield UnitedNewcastle 2-1 Southampton 3.48pm GMT Over at Villa Park, Jamie Vardy’s running riot. Again: Related: Aston Villa v Leicester City: Premier League – live! 3.43pm GMT Team news news: Brighton make one change from that victory over Arsenal on Thursday with Leandro Trossard, who laid on the winning goal for Neal Maupay, replacing Aaron Connolly, who failed to shake off a hamstring issue. In Dan Burn, Lewis Dunk and Adam Webster, they have three defenders around the size of Brighton seafront’s i360 tower. Nuno Espírito Santo’s Wolves, meanwhile, are unchanged. Oh, and in official news Jon Moss is at the Amex despite his framed match-worn referee shirt from the 2015 FA Cup final being stolen from his funky Leeds record shop, which goes by the name of The Vinyl Whistle. So many questions. 3.33pm GMT Brighton & Hove Albion (4-2-3-1): Ryan; Burn, Webster, Dunk, Alzate; Pröpper, D Stephens; Trossard, Mooy, Groß; Maupay.Subs: Button, Montoya, Duffy, Bernardo, Bissouma, Jahanbakhsh, Murray 2.38pm GMT Brighton are presumably still bobbing up and down after beating Arsenal in their own back yard in midweek but remain just three points above the relegation zone. Just four points separate ninth-placed Sheffield United and Southampton, who take on Newcastle this afternoon, in 18th. Graham Potter, for one, is not taking anything for granted and his players must share that mindset after an unforgivingly quick turnaround. “Anything is possible in this league, that’s the way you have to think or else it becomes boring,” Potter said. “We have to keep working towards what we’re trying to achieve and maintain the spirit around the group.”Wolves are having a better season than many realise, with Nuno Espírito Santo’s side qualifying for the knockout stages of the Europa League without breaking sweat and on a 10-match unbeaten run in the top flight. Nuno gave his players a rare day off on Thursday as a reward for their efforts in what has already been a marathon season, with this their 29th match since July. And then they have another five matches before December is out. “I hope [the players] enjoyed their day off,” Espírito Santo said. “It was well deserved and they needed it. It was important they understand it’s a day to rest, recover, stay at home and be with family and join us to be ready for Sunday.” We’ll soon find out how ready they are. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian