BAT­TLE OF THE BIRDS… GULLS v MAGS! 1 22

Brighton v New­cas­tle v This is Brighton’s first sea­son in the Prem – for New­cas­tle's it's their 22nd sea­son!

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BOTH CLUBS flew the Champo nest in May and have landed safely in the Prem, but there are scores to set­tle – Brighton boss Chris Hughton was sacked by The Toon in 2010, while The Mag­pies beat Brighton twice last term. Plus New­cas­tle nicked the ti­tle from them with the last kick of 2016-17!

BRIGHTON

MAN­AGER Chris Hughton TOP SCORER Pas­cal Gross, 2 LAST SIX GAMES LLLWDW KEY PLAYER Pas­cal Gross In the last two Bun­desliga sea­sons the Ger­man set up more chances than any other player – can he re­peat the trick in the Prem?

NEW­CAS­TLE

MAN­AGER Rafa Ben­itez TOP SCOR­ERS Five play­ers, 1 LAST SIX GAMES WLLLWW KEY PLAYER Mikel Merino Rafa has un­earthed a gem! The Spain U-21 play­maker is su­perb at win­ning back the ball and launch­ing coun­ters – perfect for away games!

BRUNO KNOCKAERT ATSU CLARK DUFFY RYAN DUNK SUTTNER

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