Brighton & Hove Albion v Burnley

Gaetan Bong

Gaetan Bong has been struggling with a recurring thigh injury since October

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Brighton defender Gaetan Bong could start for the first time in five months after a thigh injury has kept him out of action since October.

But defender Uwe Hunemeier (groin) and midfielder Solly March (knee) are still sidelined.

Burnley winger Scott Arfield is unlikely to feature after sustaining a back injury playing for Canada.

Forward Ashley Barnes is close to a return after playing 90 minutes behind closed doors in midweek.



  • Brighton have won three and lost none of their last five against the Clarets.
  • Burnley have scored seven goals in their last 11 matches against Brighton and never more than once in this run.
  • The Clarets are enjoying the current longest unbeaten run in the division, going 15 games without defeat (W11 D4).
  • Tomer Hemed has scored five goals in his last five league games for Brighton.
  • Burnley have won the most points on the road this season in the Championship (32).
  • Brighton have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three home games. They last kept four in a row at home in May 2004.

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