Graham Potter's highflying Albion are currently seventh with 17 points from their first 11 matches.
Fans are starting to believe Europe is a realistic possibility this season but first they must negotiate a tricky test at a highly-charged Villa Park.
Aston Villa brought Gerrard in to replace previous boss Dean Smith following a poor run of five consecutive defeats.
But where are both teams expected in finish in the Premier League this season? Data experts FiveThirtyEight have crunched the numbers and have predicted points totals for Brighton, Aston Villa and all their top flight rivals.
Scroll down and click through to see where your club could finish.