Brighton vs Crystal Palace – Premier League: Live score, team news and updates

Brighton welcome Crystal Palace at the Amex Stadium on Friday night as the Premier League makes its return after the FA Cup took centre stage last weekend.

After going 11 games without a win, the Seagulls have won two and and drawn of their last three Premier League outings and are ninth in the table with 27 points, four ahead of Palace.

Patrick Vieira’s men have lost two of their last three league games but have an excellent record against their rivals, whom they have beat in the last five Premier League meetings including the last two trip to the Amex. 


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A look at the reverse fixture

Palace and Brighton met at the end of September at Selhurst in a game that produced a dramatic finish. 

Patrick Vieira’s men took the lead just before the break courtesy of a Wilfried Zaha penalty, only for Neal Maupay to score a 95th minute equaliser that sent the away end into raptures.

Brighton have made a habit of scoring late goals this season, earning draws away at Southampton and Chelsea in the same fashion. 


Wilfried Zaha put Palace ahead from the spot in the reverse fixture

Before Neal Maupay scored a 95th minute equaliser


A bad omen for Palace?

Palace have won on their last two trips to the Amex Stadium, but have never won a Premier League game played on a Friday.

7 – Crystal Palace have never won a Premier League game on a Friday, drawing three and losing four of their seven such games. Freaky.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 14, 2022



The visitors make just one change to the side that beat Millwall 2-1 in the FA Cup on Saturday, as Odsonne Edouard comes in to replace Jean-Philippe Mateta. Meanwhile, Eberechi Eze makes his first Premier League start since May last year, following a lengthy injury layoff. 

Starting XI: Butland, Ward, Mitchell, Guehi, Olise, Eze, Hughes, Schlupp, Andersen, Edouard, Gallagher.

Substitutes: Guaita, Milivojevic, Mateta, Clyne, Benteke, Kelly, Ferguson, Riedewald, Rak-Saki.



Brighton make seven changes to the team that won away at West Brom in the FA Cup last week. Danny Welbeck, Solly March and Steven Alzate are on the bench while Shane Duffy is not in the squad.,

Starting XI: Sanchez, Cucurella, Webster, Maupay, Mac Allister, Trossard, Gross, Lallana, Moder, Burn, Veltman.

Substitutes: Scherpen, Lamptey, Alzate, Welbeck, March, Caicedo, Roberts, Leonard, Ferguson.


Early team news

While we wait for the official line-ups, here’s some early team news. Lewis Dunk is recovering well from a knee injury but tonight’s game is expected to come too soon for the Brighton captain, while Yves Bissouma is unavailable as he is currently at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Palace have a trio on international duty themselves, with Wilfried Zaha, Jordan Ayew and Cheikhou Kouyate all unavailable. James McArthur and James Tomkins, meanwhile, are both set to miss out through injury.


Good evening

Good evening, everyone! Welcome along to Sportsmail’s live coverage of tonight’s Premier League action, with Brighton hosting Crystal Palace at the Amex Stadium.

Both teams booked their spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup last weekend, courtesy of away wins against Championship opponents. Brighton won 2-1 at West Bromwich, while Palace overcame a Jack Butland howler to beat Millwall by the same scoreline.  

The Seagulls are looking for a first Premier League win against their rivals in almost three years and arrive into the game on the back of two wins and a draw in their last three league outings.

The visitors, on the other hand, have won on both of their last two trips to the Amex but have won just one of their last four Premier League outings. 

We’ll bring you minute by minute updates from the match, and the team news as soon as it drops at in just under 10 minutes.