Pascal Gross scored Brighton’s first Premier League goal in the reverse fixture in September


West Brom trio Jonny Evans, Kieran Gibbs and Matt Phillips are all available after overcoming respective foot, muscle and hamstring problems.

James Morrison and Nacer Chadli both remain on the sidelines.

Brighton’s on-loan midfielder Izzy Brown suffered a season-ending knee injury in Monday’s FA Cup win over Crystal Palace.

Steve Sidwell, who has not played this season because of a back problem, has injured his ankle in training.


Conor McNamara: “West Brom are already associated with a special moment in Brighton’s campaign; the newly-promoted side’s first win back in the top flight came against them.

“Chris Hughton’s side look comfy now in 12th place, but zoom in to the points column and Brighton are only three points above the relegation zone and very much in a battle to stay up.

“West Brom were the original ‘Great Escape’ club. They may need to summon the spirit of 2005 when – never mind being bottom at Christmas – they were bottom for much of the season’s final afternoon before miraculously surviving.

“It is 20 league games since the Baggies last won, and almost half of that run has been under Alan Pardew.”

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