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Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Preview | Premier League 2018/19


Manchester City will be looking to extend their unbeaten start in the Premier League when they welcome Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon.

The defending champions emphatically won 5-0 against Cardiff City in the Welsh capital last weekend.

On the other side, Brighton are without a win in four Premier League matches.

When & Where?

Venue: Etihad Stadium
Date: Saturday, September 29
Kick off time: 3p.m. BST

Team News

For City, Kevin De Bruyne and Claudio Bravo are both sidelined for another couple of months. Benjamin Mendy is an injury doubt. Fabian Delph is expected to fill in gap for the Frenchmen once again.

Sergio Aguero is expected to lead the line once again after enjoying the night off on Tuesday against Oxford United.

There could be a rotation with a crucial Champions League trip to Hoffenheim on Tuesday looming large.

For Brighton, Chris Hughton side will be without Dale Stephens (hamstring) and Pascal Gross (ankle). Florin Andone continues to push for his debut and may be involved in squad.

What the managers said

Chris Hughton: “In the form that they’re in, the two toughest games are Liverpool and Manchester City away.

“But you always have to look at the pluses in those type of games. Nobody expects us to get anything, which helps take the pressure off.”


Referee: Lee Mason
Assistants: Matthew Wilkes, Mick McDonough producing
Fourth official: Oliver Langford

Probable line-ups

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph, Bernado Silva, Fernandinho, David Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Sane

Brighton XI:Ryan, Montoya, Dunk, Duffy, Bong, Knockaert, Kayalat, Propper, March, Locadia , Murray

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