'Tears in my eyes', 'What a team' - Brighton fans react to team news vs West Brom

Brighton manager Graham Potter has made one change ahead of his side’s must-win clash against West Brom on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, 27th February 2021, 2:20 pm
Graham Potter, Head Coach of Brighton. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Albion suffered a late defeat at the hands of bitter rivals Crystal Palace on Monday evening, and will be looking to bounce back with three points that would massively alleviate their relegation worries.

For their part, West Brom kept a first clean sheet under Sam Alladyce in their 0-0 stalemate with Burnley last weekend, but haven’t won a game in the top flight since they beat Wolves 3-2 back in mid-January.

The Seagulls will have earmarked this game as a winnable fixture, and with that in mind, Potter has kept largely the same side that looked to have the better of Palace for most of Monday’s match before Christian Benteke’s late goal deflated them.

Aaron Connolly comes back into the side, with Steven Alzate dropping to the bench.

There is no place in the squad for Tariq Lamptey, despite Potter suggesting earlier in the week that the full-back was nearing a return to action.

We’ve gathered some of the best reactions from supporters on Twitter below:

@Brightonfan tweeted:“Connolly and Maupay up front then. Things you love to see!!”

@Ronniegoddess tweeted: “Tears in my eyes. What’s Graham done with our sweet little Tariq?”

@joeythorpe96 tweeted: “Good team, it’s a must win, please don’t ruin my week again lads”.

@Collins_Haz12 tweeted: “Really should be starting Lallana tbh”.

@rlaingalbion tweeted: “Nice to see two strikers. Come on lads, let’s do this!”

@josefoneill91 tweeted: “What a team”.

@lewishyam14 tweeted: “Mentally preparing myself for the 0-0 draw and our astronomical xG”