The Seagulls stunned Liverpool last weekend by coming back from two goals down to claim a 2-2 draw at Anfield, and currently sit 8th in the league table with 16 points from ten matches.
When Brighton last faced Newcastle, back in March, Graham Potter's side cruised to a 3-0 win at the Amex - extending the club's unbeaten run against the Magpies to eight matches.
Speaking ahead of this weekend's game, Potter gave some insight into his friendship with Newcastle's interim manager Graeme Jones, and revealed: “He's my friend. I've known him for a long time. “Boston [United] was the first time we came across each other and met each other.
“We played there for a short time and kept in touch, and followed each other's career from playing to coaching. "I know him as a guy, and him as a football person. He's a fantastic friend, and he's been very supportive to me.
“I know his qualities and I know how competitive he is, and how organised his team will be. I'm looking forward to seeing him. Hopefully I can send him home a little bit unhappy, but afterwards we'll have a glass of wine and give each other a hug.”
Take a look at our round-up of today's biggest stories from the Premier League, as the top tier sides gear up for another high-octane weekend of action:
1. Matthaus makes Sancho claim
Ex-Germany star Lothar Matthaus has claimed Man Utd winger Jadon Sancho will be regretting his £75m move for Borussia Dortmund, after his lack of game time for the Red Devils saw him miss out on a place in the latest England squad. Matthaus described the move as a "mistake" (Sky Sports)
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2. Spurs backed to capture Kessie
Spurs have been tipped to make a swoop for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, following the arrival of new manager Antonio Conte. Kessie looks set to leave the San Siro in the next transfer window, with his current deal expiring in the summer. (Calciomercato)
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3. Tosun could return to Besiktas
Besiktas are said to have already made an approach to re-sign former star striker Cenk Tosun from Everton in January. The Toffees flop has scored just nine Premier League goals for the club in 49 appearances, following a £27m move back in 2018. (Fotomac)
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4. Key duo back in England squad
Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has earned a recall the England squad, alongside Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham. However, Rashford's Red Devils teammate Jadon Sancho missed out on a place, ahead of the Three Lions' clashes against Albania and San Marino. (BBC Sport)
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