'Leandro Trossard must deliver today' - Brighton fans react nervously to line-up for Southampton

Brighton and Hove Albion seemed a bit nervous following Graham Potter's team selection to face Southampton at St Mary's in the Premier League today

Sunday, 14th March 2021, 11:33 am
Updated Sunday, 14th March 2021, 11:34 am
Leo Trossard will hope t add to his two goals this season at Southampton today

Potter made one change from the team that lost 2-1 to Leicester last week with fit again striker Danny Welbeck in for Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister.

Albion currently sit level on points with 18th-placed Fulham and are only above the dreaded drop zone on goal difference with just one top-flight home win this campaign.

It's an experienced Brighton line-up for what Potter said will be one of the most "intense" Premier League fixtures they will face this season.

Some fans were surprised to see Leandro Trossard in the line-up after he struggled against Leicester while others wanted Polish international Karbownik in ahead of Dan Burn.

Brighton XI: Sanchez, White, Dunk, Burn, Veltman, Lallana, Bissouma, Gross, Trossard, Maupay, Welbeck. Subs: Steele, Moder, Propper, Izquierdo, Alzate, Tau, Zeqiri, Jahanbakhsh, Mac Allister.

Here's how the Albion fans reacted on social media:

@ryanadsett: All possession and no goals again then? Nice

@BHAFC_Sonny: Happy to see welbeck but it’s the same stuff every time

@Sir_Kutwana: Tau always on the bench, Why don't you loan him to lower league or send him back to Pro leag1

@pktshpd: Mac Allister dropped and always subbed off despite being one of our more dangerous players Exploding head

@henryhadow: This is a winning team. Mark my words!

@SteveRoss66: Maupay and Trossard again! Both out if touch. Can Potter not see we need to change something?

@TomWaring145: Decent little team, good attacking intent, would have liked alzate/karbownik instead of burn but I understand why he’s gone for Burn. BIG GAME THIS UTA #bhafc

@Whateve19435813: Oh great. Trossard. Needs to pull his weight today as was missing last 2 games.

@MJSowerby: Is Izqueirdo actually fit enough to take part? #bhafc

@TomWaring145: Leandro Trossard masterclass incoming.

@TweetingSeagull: I’m confident that the club are right in their belief that Graham Potter is the person that gives us the best chance to remain in the topflight. He has the required temperament to see us through these difficult patches & over the line

Meanwhile Southampton make five changes following their 5-2 midweek defeat at Manchester City. Danny Ings remains out with a muscle injury.

Southampton XI: Forster, Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand, Armstrong, Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Minamino, Tella, Adams. Subs: McCarthy, Stephens, Salisu, Ramsay, Watts, Redmond, Djenepo, N'Lundulu, Ferry.