Chris Hughton

Crystal Palace vs Brighton: Chris Hughton's Best Available Seagulls Lineup

Brighton will attempt to pick up their first away league win of 2019 at the home of their bitter rivals Crystal Palace in Saturday's early kick off.


Chris Hughton's team are 15th in the Premier League, five points clear of the relegation zone, but they'll know a loss here and a win for Cardiff City later could close that gap.


The Seagulls beat Palace earlier in the season and have the chance to do the double over them for the first time in 24 years.


Here's how Brighton could line up for Saturday's clash.

3. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Mathew Ryan (GK) - Brighton's number one has been picked for every game he's been available for, only missing matches due to the Asian Cup. 


Martin Montoya (RB) - The former Valencia player had to wait for his chance in the starting XI but since displacing club captain Bruno he hasn't looked back, playing the last 12 games.


Lewis Dunk (CB) - A loyal servant to the club, Dunk has been at Brighton since 2010 and his good form earned him a call up to the England squad last year. 


Shane Duffy (CB) - Effective in both penalty areas, Duffy has scored five goals in the Premier League this season and laid on two for his teammates. He has formed a solid partnership with Dunk and both are vital to Brighton's chances of staying up.


Bernardo (LB) - He's only played 12 games this season but Bernardo helped his team keep a clean sheet last week and Hughton has no reason to drop him. 

2. Midfielders

Anthony Knockaert (RM) - The Frenchman has started two of the last three games, providing a couple of assists in the process. Knockaert can be inconsistent at times but has stepped up lately and should retain his place on Saturday.


Yves Bissouma (CM) - A tireless worker in the middle of the park for Brighton, the Mali international wins possession so the attackers can work their magic in the final third.


Dale Stephens (CM) - One of Hughton's most trusted players, he's captained the side twice this season. Stephens has played well recently and isn't afraid to put his body on the line for his team.


Davy Propper (CM) - While Bissouma and Stephens are workhorses, Propper has the class to open teams up with his range of passing. With Pascal Gross sidelined, it is vital Brighton get him on the ball if they want to come away from Selhurst Park with anything.


Solly March (LM) - The 24-year-old sat out last week's match, the only time he hasn't featured in the league this season, but should be restored to the team as his work rate will be important to their chances.

1. Forward

Glenn Murray (ST) - Brighton's top scorer with ten goals has netted in each of his last three games against Palace in all competitions. That form should see him start on Saturday, despite not scoring in the league since late January.