Chris Hughton

Brighton vs Huddersfield: Chris Hughton's Best Available Seagulls Lineup

​Brighton welcome Huddersfield to the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon in what could be a pivotal game in the race for Premier League survival.


The Seagulls are two points clear of the drop zone following their ​defeat to Leicester City on Tuesday night and boss Chris Hughton will hope his players can use this opportunity against bottom side Huddersfield to get three valuable points.


Chris Hughton has a group of players he knows will fight for every point, and will be hoping that they can string some good home performances together to haul themselves away from the relegation zone and secure Premier League football for next season.


Here's a look at how they could lineup:

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Mat Ryan (GK) - Australian international Ryan missed the start of the year as he was on national duty at the Asian Cup, and it's fair to say that Brighton missed their first choice keeper during that period. On his day he can be hard to beat and Hughton will be hoping Ryan can find that form on Saturday.


Martin Montoya (RB) - Former Barcelona man Montoya brings bags of experience to this Brighton side. Despite previously competing for titles rather than fighting at the bottom end of the table, his performances so far this season have been impressive at times and could be a key member of Brighton's defence in the final games of the season.


Shane Duffy (CB) - A stalwart in the Brighton defence alongside centre-half partner Lewis Dunk, Duffy was key to Brighton's strong home record last season. Hughton will be hoping that Duffy inspires his side to some strong defensive performances in their remaining home games.


Lewis Dunk (CB) - Like Duffy, Dunk had a strong season last term and his performances were rewarded with an England call-up. If Brighton are to begin climbing the table towards safety, Dunk will be key so keeping him fit and fighting will be a priority for Hughton.


Gaetan Bong (LB) - Cameroonian Bong has made 20 appearances for Brighton in the league so far this season and forms part of a settled Seagulls defence. Starting consistently seems to have benefited the 30-year-old, who has put in some good performances this season.

2. Midfielders

Dale Stephens (CM) - Stephens has been at the club since 2014 and was a key member of the team that won promotion to the ​Premier League. Chris Hughton has tremendous faith in the Englishman and he will be important during the end of season run in.


Davy Propper (CM) - Dutchman Propper has been one of Brighton's most consistent performers this season. He netted in Brighton's last game and Hughton will be hoping that he has found the scoring touch.


Solly March (CM) - March was one of Brighton's standout players last season, and although he hasn't quite hit the heights of last year, his return this term has been impressive. The 24-year-old has been involved in six goals in 25 Premier League starts this season. 

3. Forwards

Jose Izquierdo (RW) - Colombian winger Izquierdo has recently returned from injury and Hughton will be glad to have his attacking talents back in the side. A quick dribbler of the ball, Izquierdo can cause any defence problems and he will be hoping to help his side on Saturday.


Glenn Murray (ST) - The Englishman is Brighton's top scorer this season with 10 goals. He will be hoping to add to his haul against Huddersfield, whilst also helping his side secure their place in the Premier League next season.


Jurgen Locadia (LW) - Locadia moved to Brighton in January 2018 and since then has shown flashes of brilliance among some uninspiring performances. Brighton fans will be hoping the Dutchman can find the form that convince Brighton to spend a reported £15 million to bring him to the Premier League