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Bissouma & Partey face-off a fascinating sub-plot in Brighton’s meeting with Arsenal

Each midfield males are essential to how their sides play, and Saturday’s potential confrontation must excite supporters and neutrals alike

Six video games into the brand new Premier League season and it seems Brighton & Hove Albion’s luck is altering.

Admittedly, it could be ill-advised to make such claims after we’re not even considerably into 2021/22, but, the Seagulls have had sure conditions go their manner within the early weeks of the marketing campaign.

That is considerably typified by late objectives towards Brentford and Crystal Palace: Leandro Trossard bought a late Ninetieth-minute winner towards the Bees whereas Neal Maupay levelled proceedings within the ninety fifth minute towards Crystal Palace on Monday, Brighton’s joint-second latest-ever Premier League purpose, to nick a 1-1 draw on the dying.

Final season, Graham Potter’s aspect in all probability don’t rating these objectives and would have come away with one level from a potential six. This yr, nevertheless, regardless of not wholly meriting the outcomes at Brentford and Palace, they’ve picked up 4 from six.

Having stated that, one of many extra convincing performances and outcomes of this Brighton aspect thus far this time period got here towards Watford, a match completely dominated by the clever Yves Bissouma.

The dynamic Mali star embodied his group’s coherent strategy on the day, whereas Watford’s modus operandi underneath Xisco Munoz was uncovered.

Yves Bissouma of Brighton, Oghenekaro Etebo of Watford

Purpose analysed the groups’ shows on the Amex, notably trying into the Bissouma-vs-Peter Etebo battle in the midst of the park, with the previous completely dominant whereas the Nigeria worldwide struggled in an unfamiliar function and disjointed system.