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West Bromwich Albion are on a march to the Amex Stadium to face Brighton & Hove Albion and they are still looking for their first Premier League win of the season. However, the home team only got a 2 point advantage over Baggies after losing 3 of the opening 5 matches of the campaign.

Brighton will not have captain midfielder Lewis Dunk, who started his suspension after a match against Crystal Palace being sent off. Despite coming on a free transfer, Danny Welbeck is unlikely to start until he has built the right fitness. While Alexis Mac Allister is trying to find opportunities in the main starting line-up for the first time, Adam Lallana should take over as the Argentine left-winger. With the investment they have made in the summer, Graham Potter will be somewhat disappointed with Brighton's start to the season. With matches already played out against Chelsea, Manchester United and Everton, there is an argument that the Seagulls have had the toughest start of the 20 clubs in the league. While Potter will probably persevere with an eye-catching gameplay.

Bilic could choose to stick with the same squad that started their goalless draw with Burnley. However, Callum Robinson hopes to be called back on the attack after Karlan Grant failed to score in his debut. Keeping a clean sheet against Burnley on Monday night, manager Slaven Bilic will be optimistic that his side are starting to improve in defense after conceding 13 times in just four appearances. However, not being able to beat a struggling opponent at The Hawthorns is a missed opportunity for the West Midlands side, who need to end their win streak as soon as possible. Although West Brom are still out of the relegation zone due to the 3 other teams not being able to win any opening match, the failure in the next match will make it difficult for Bilic's team to keep 16th place, that's something they'll want to avoid at this stage of the season, especially ahead of their visit to Fulham during the seven-day period. Greater consistency could be achieved as a frequently chosen squad with Bilic having used 22 players in the club's opening five matches.