Graham Potter provides Yves Bissouma injury update ahead of Crystal Palace vs Brighton
Crystal Palace vs Brighton
Brighton and Crystal Palace are set to go head-to-head on Monday in the first M23 derby of the campaign.
Brighton head into the clash having enjoyed a fine start to their season, with their only defeat so far coming against Everton.
The Seagulls have won their remaining four league fixtures this term and, after beating Leicester 2-1 at the weekend, now sit 4th in the Premier League table, only one point off top spot.
Crystal Palace, meanwhile, have had a mixed start to the season. They did pick up a big 3-0 win over Tottenham earlier this month, but have also been smashed by both Chelsea and Liverpool.
Ahead of the game, Brighton boss Graham Potter has provided an injury update on Yves Bissouma.
The star midfielder looked to pick up an injury vs Leicester at the weekend and was spotted with an ice pack on his knee post-match:
Bissouma, ice pack on his left knee, joins the celebrations on the pitch.
Big result, first ever Premier League win over Leicester at the ninth attempt. #BHAFC #BHALEI
— Andy Naylor (@AndyNaylorBHAFC) September 19, 2021
And when speaking about Bissouma on Tuesday, Potter expressed his hope that he will be able to train at the back end of this week and hopefully be able to feature vs Palace:
“We hope he will be able to train at the back end of this week and we are hopeful he might be able to play against Palace.”
Tariq Lamptey is also set to be in the matchday squad for Brighton on Wednesday in the League Cup, with Potter having this to say on the defender:
“It will be great for everyone to see him back.”
Yves Bissouma (knee) is recovering well. “We hope he will be able to train at the back end of this week and we are hopeful he might be able to play against Palace.” Tariq Lamptey will be in the matchday squad. “It will be great for everyone to see him back.” #BHAFC @Carabao_Cup
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) September 21, 2021