Brighton vs Sheffield United LIVE: Chris Wilder’s men make the long journey south in desperate need of their first win while looking to avoid a NINTH consecutive defeat against a Seagulls side who haven’t won in four
- Sheffield United make the long trip south to face Brighton at the Amex Stadium
- The Blades have endured the worst start to a English top-flight campaign ever
- Chris Wilder’s men only have one point from their first 13 games of the season
- Latest Premier League news, live action and results can be found here
- Premier League table – as it stands
Sheffield United make the long journey to the south coast to face Brighton in today’s lunchtime kick-off at the Amex Stadium.
Chris Wilder’s men have officially endured the worst start to an English top-flight campaign in history, having secured just one point from their first 13 Premier League games.
Their 3-2 defeat by Manchester United on Thursday was their eighth on the bounce but the Blades showed some cutting edge against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. They will be hoping to carry over some of that attacking form against a Brighton side that have no wins in their last four games and have only scored twice during that run.
Graham Potter’s men could be bereft of confidence against the Premier League basement boys in what is already one of the campaign’s early relegation battles.
Follow Sportsmail’s Spencer Morgan for all the minute-by-minute coverage at the Amex including all the build-up to today’s game.
Brighton get us underway at the AMEX.
Speaking ahead of kick-off, he said: “Tariq Lamptey has a problem with his hamstring and it would be three games in a week for Danny Welbeck so we will use him at the end of the game, not the start.
“Robert Sanchez has got all the attributes to be a top goalkeeper, the one thing he lacks is games and experience. It’s our job to help him.
“It’s a game we want to win, an important game, three points for both of us would be handy. The past doesn’t matter, they will be up for it, be aggressive, they are not a team who have been losing heavily.”
Speaking ahead of the game, he said: “Every game is an opportunity to win – but we haven’t done that so far. We came back in midweek against a top side and we need to be error free.
“The boys are in good spirit and so they should be. We’ve got to turn it around quickly.
“Belief and confidence comes back into a team through good performances, we did that against Manchester United and we need that again today.
“Rhian Brewster has been knocking on the door, it has been difficult to pick the side and the time now is for him to play in this game.”
Starting XI: Ramsdale, Baldock, Basham, Egan, Robinson, Stevens, Lundstram, Ampadu, Fleck, Brewster, McGoldrick.
Subs: Sharp, Mousset, Lowe, Burke, Jagielka, Norwood, Bogle, Verrips, Osborn.
Starting XI: Sanchez, White, Dunk, Webster, Veltman, Bissouma, Lallana, March, Connolly, Trossard, Maupay.
Subs: Mac Allister, Gross, Jahanbakhsh, Alzate, Welbeck, Steele, Zeqiri, Burn, Molumby.
And welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of Brighton’s home clash with Sheffield United.
Team news to follow with kick-off at 12pm.
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