Brighton fans will the hope the international break provided a timely breather and recovery period for several Albion stars who were struggling with injury.
Davy Propper, Leandro Trossard, Solly March and Alireza Jahanbakhsh were all hindered by injuries, while young striker Aaron Connolly pulled-up while training with Ireland.
There has also been a reported coronavirus scare for Argentina international Alexis Mac Allister.
It presents a few issues for Graham Potter as they seek their second win of the new Premier League season at a vastly improved Aston Villa.
Scroll down and click for updates and possible return dates for Albion's walking wounded.
1. Davy Propper - Achilles
The Dutch international has not featured in the Premier League all season. Played in the Carabao Cup matches but has not been able to reach full fitness. Was 'very close' to making the Burnley match prior to the international break. Said to be training well and could be available for Aston Villa. Propper at his best is a huge asset for Albion.
2. Solly March - ankle
Has been very good for Albion so far this season in the left wing back role. Hobbled off in the 2-1 loss at Spurs after landing awkwardly on his ankle. The Burnley game arrived just too soon for the 25-year-old but March will hope to return to action at Villa Park. The international break arrived at a good time for March.
3. Aaron Connolly - hamstring
Struggled for game time this season and suffered an injury blow while training with Ireland during the international break. Ireland's medical team stated: "He is out for 10 days. It's a very minor grade hamstring strain." That could see him return in time for Villa and Potter, who has other attacking options, will have to decide whether to risk him or not.
4. Leandro Trossard - adductor
Trossard must be considered a doubt for the Villa match. He missed the Burnley match and was also ruled out of Belgium's matches during the international break. "We are hopeful that maybe the other side of the break he could be available," said Brighton head coach Graham Potter.