Brighton vs Aston Villa team news: Injuries rule-out FOUR Albion stars and two remain doubtful

Brighton will check on the fitness of centre-back Adam Webster (ankle) and Davy Propper (groin) for the visit of Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday.

Key defender Adam Webster faces a battle to be fit to face Villa after injuring his ankle at Burnley last week
Key defender Adam Webster faces a battle to be fit to face Villa after injuring his ankle at Burnley last week

The duo missed the midweek FA Cup defeat to Leicester but have a chance of being part of the squad at the Amex Stadium.

Boss Graham Potter remains without Tariq Lamptey (hamstring), Solly March (knee), Alireza Jahanbakhsh (hamstring) and Florin Andone (knee) for the evening clash.

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It's been a hectic fixture schedule for Brighton but Leandro Trossard says Albion are looking forward to testing themselves against one of the Premier League’s most improved teams tonight.

Amex visitors Aston Villa have been one of the surprise packages this season, taking 35 points from their 21 league games so far.

“They are playing really well this season – they have some high-quality players. It will be a tough game, but it's up to us to have an answer to that quality and play our own game to get a result.”

“It's been a busy period for sure, Burnley were a tough team to breakdown. They're defensively really strong and we had a couple of players who took knocks.

“It was a good point for us after the two games against Tottenham and Liverpool when we played with a real intensity. Everyone was really pleased with the week and of course when you win, everything feels much better.

“We were unlucky to go out the way we did to Leicester on Wednesday in the FA Cup. There were some young guys in there who impressed who haven’t played much or any football recently.

“The whole team is ready for the challenges we're facing, everybody wants to continue the run we have been on.”

Villa have no new fitness concerns following the home win against Arsenal.

Defender Kortney Hause (foot) is unlikely to return before the end of the month while striker Wesley (knee) is continuing his recovery and is not close to a return following 13 months out.

January signing Morgan Sanson awaits his full debut for the club and Douglas Luiz will be hoping for a recall after being an unused substitute against the Gunners.

Brighton provisional squad: Sanchez, Walton, Steele, White, Dunk, Webster, Burn, Veltman, Karbownik, Bissouma, Khadra, Propper, Lallana, Moder, Mac Allister, Alzate, Gross, Trossard, Izquierdo, Caicedo, Maupay, Tau, Zeqiri, Connolly.

Aston Villa provisional squad: Martinez, Steer, Heaton, Cash, Taylor, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Engels, Elmohamady, Luiz, Ramsey, McGinn, Grealish, Trezeguet, Nakamba, Barkley, El Ghazi, Sanson, Watkins, Traore, Davis.