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Brentford predicted lineup vs Brighton

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Brentford hope to stretch their unbeaten start in the Premier League to four games when they host Brighton at the aptly named Brentford Community Stadium.

The Bees have picked up five points from a possible nine, claiming a notable scalp in Arsenal on the opening day of the season.

That pulsating night under the lights was followed by a rather drab draw at Crystal Palace, but the entertainment levels were ramped up again when Thomas Frank met old boss Dean Smith – Brentford travelling to Aston Villa to earn a 1-1 draw.

Next up is Graham Potter’s Seagulls, who have also started the season brightly. Here’s how Frank could line up his charges come kick off.

David Raya has conceded just once in the Premier League / James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images

David Raya (GK) – Not particularly tall for a goalkeeper but makes up for that with great shot-stopping ability. Two clean sheets in three is a solid start.

Ethan Pinnock (CB) – Was playing National League football with Forest Green Rovers four years ago and is now establishing himself as a class act in the Premier League. Has enjoyed a great start to the campaign.

Kristoffer Ajer (CB) – A terrific summer acquisition from Celtic, breaking the club’s transfer record in the process. Well worth every penny.

Pontus Jansson (CB) –

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A real leader on and off the field, Jansson is the voice you can hear bellowing whenever there’s a lull in the crowd.

Sergi Canos netted Brentford’s first ever Premier League goal / Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images

Sergi Canos (RWB) – Has an infectious personality that almost certainly brings out the best of those around him. Great engine.

Fred Onyeka (CM) – Brentford needed some additional steel added in the midfield of the park, and Onyeka adds that and some. Technically very good on the ball too.

Saman Ghoddos (CM) – If Thomas Frank wants versatility among his ranks, he may just have the perfect player in Ghoddos. Tucked inside, flung out wide, thrown up top – he can do it all.

Christian Norgaard (CM) –
The Dane patrols midfield efficiently, rarely giving the ball away. A goalscorer on the opening day.

Rico Henry (LWB) – Has blistering pace and is learning with every passing game. Still a little suspect defensively but has huge potential.

Ivan Toney is off the mark after scoring against Aston Villa / Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images

Bryan Mbuemo (FW) – A real livewire on and off the ball, which acts as the perfect foil for Toney.

Ivan Toney (FW) – 24 goals in League One, 31 in the Championship, goodness knows how many in the Premier League. It should be double figures for Toney again, he’s that good.



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