Brentford v Brighton & Hove Albion live stream, Saturday 11 September, 3pm BST
Brentford and Brighton will both be looking to maintain their positive starts to the season on Saturday.
The Bees got their debut Premier League campaign off to a perfect start with a 2-0 victory over Arsenal in the first fixture of 2021/22. Equally impressively, they remain unbeaten two games later, having drawn with both Crystal Palace and Aston Villa away from home. Brentford have shown they are not in the top flight just to make up the numbers, and Brighton know they will be in for a tough match in west London.
Thomas Frank's side have been celebrated for their high-octane football in recent years, but it is arguably their defensive solidity that has been most commendable so far. Brentford have conceded one goal in three games, and only Manchester City have a better xG against record at this stage.
Brighton were beaten 2-0 by Everton in their last encounter, but prior victories over Burnley and Watford mean they too have made a good start to the season. Graham Potter's side only finished 16th last term but it was widely held that they should have ended the campaign in a more comfortable position based on their underlying performances. The early signs this season suggest Albion have become sharper in front of goal, and they will be looking to demonstrate their cutting edge again this weekend.
Frank Onyeka has recovered from COVID-19 and is available for selection for Brentford, but Mads Sorensen and Josh Dasilva are both injured. Frank has named a largely settled side in his team's three games to date, and the only real selection debate is whether Onyeka or Saman Ghoddos starts alongside Christian Norgaard and Vitaly Janelt in midfield.
As for Brighton, Solly March is back from a thigh injury but Tariq Lamptey, Dan Burn and Jurgen Locadia are out. Aaron Connolly requires a late fitness test.
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How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers
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