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Brighton (3-4-3) Sanchez; Webster, Dunk, Burn; Veltman, White, Bissouma, March; Maupay, Connolly, Trossard.
Substitutes: Steele, Bernardo, Mac Allister, Gross, Lallana, Propper, Molumby, Jahanbakhsh, Zeqiri.
Wolverhampton Wanderers (4-2-3-1) Rui Patricio; Semedo, Coady, Saiss, Ait-Nouri; Neves, Moutinho; Traore, Vitinha, Pedro Neto; Fabio Silva.
Substitutes: Ruddy, Sondergaard, Hoever, Kilman, Richards, Perry, Otasowie, Cundle, Corbeanu.
New year, new you, right? Yeah. Brighton and Wolves have similarly good intentions after a troubling end to 2020. Wolves’ resolution is to score more goals; Brighton’s is to win a lot more games, especially at home, primarily by scoring more goals). Wolves were struggling even before Raul Jimenez’s injury, and have scored only six in seven games since he fractured his skill at the Emirates.
Brighton won only one league game at home in 2020 and couldn’t even see off ten-man Sheffield United before Christmas. As a result they are in a relegation battle: two points above Fulham in 18th but already six points off Newcastle in 15th having played a game more. It’s hard to reconcile that with the progressive, classy football they have played under Graham Potter, but style will count for nothing if they don’t start winning games in 2021.