Once again Brighton played encouraging football at Tottenham but five points from their opening seven Premier League matches is a disappointing return from Graham Potter's side.
It adds significance to Friday's clash against a Burnley team who have struggled so far this campaign and have just one point from their first six.
Burnley however are an experienced Premier League outfit and securing points against Sean Dyhce's men is rarely an easy task.
Brighton fans, and players alike, will be intrigued to see Potter's line-up for this one.
The Albion head coach made some bold changes at Spurs as goalkeeper Robert Sanchez made his Premier League debut ahead of regular No 1 Maty Ryan, while strikers Neal Maupay and Aaron Connolly were omitted from the matchday squad entirely.
Brighton will also me up their former midfielder Dale Stephens, who made a £1m summer switch to Turf Moor during the summer transfer window.
What time does Brighton v Southampton kick off? The match kicks-off at the Amex Stadium at 5.30pm on Friday, November 6..
Is the game on TV? Yes. The match is on Sky Sports Box office and is available to purchase at £14.95.
What’s the team news? Brighton have some huge decisions to make with top scorer Neal Maupay and goalkeeper Maty Ryan hoping to force their way back into the starting XI.
Solly March faces a battle to be fit after injuring his ankle at Tottenham and Danny Welbeck will hope to start after making his debut as a second half sub at Tottenham.
Skipper Lewis Dunk will serve the final match of his three game suspension for his red card at Crystal Palace.
Who is the referee? Referee: Mike Dean. Assistants: Ian Hussin, Dan Robathan. Fourth official: John Brooks. VAR: Michael Oliver. Assistant VAR: Stephen Child.
What are the odds? Brighton are 10/11 for a home win, a draw is 27/10, while a win for Burnley is at 17/5
First goalscorer: Brighton's Neal Maupay is 15/4, with Danny Welbeck, Aaron Connolly and Andi Zeqiri all at 6/1. Tariq Lamptey, who netted his first goal at Spurs, is 33/1.
Former Brighton man Ashley Barnes is 7/1 to net for Burnley while Dale Stephens is 33/1 to score against his old club.