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Diego Costa begins a three-match ban following the first Premier League red card of his career but Toti Gomes could be fit.
Brighton forward Danny Welbeck has recovered from the illness which ruled him out of last weekend’s 4-1 win over Chelsea. Joel Veltman might also return to the squad after a calf issue.
HEAD TO HEAD
Matheus Nunes is being assessed on Saturday and Davis said “it could go either way” regarding his availability.
After Raul Jimenez returned to training, Davis said “it’s good to see him moving around”.
Davis couldn’t provide a timescale on Jimenez’s return but expects him to be available for the World Cup.
On the manager search latest, he said: “I’m sure there will be some news shortly but all I’m doing is focusing on Brighton.”
Things have been tweaked this week and, without Diego Costa, “we’ve got to be bright and creative and try to find a different way”.
On whether Saturday will be his last game in charge, he said: “Who knows? It’s been a challenge. I’ve tackled it as a coach rather than a fan.”
He added: “We have impacted the environment, but ultimately if we can get more points that would be the best thing for us.”
- Brighton have beaten Wolves eight times in the top flight, their highest tally against any side.
- However, Albion’s 3-0 victory at Molineux in April ended a six-match Premier League winless run in this fixture.
- Wolves have won only two of their past 20 league fixtures, losing 12.
- They’ve earned four points from five games under caretaker manager Steve Davis.
- The West Midlands side have failed to score more than once in any of their 13 league matches this season.
- Wolves are the division’s lowest scorers with six goals, none of which have come after the 56th minute.
- Jonny Castro is one short of his 100 Premier League appearance for Wolves.
Brighton & Hove Albion
- Brighton earned their first win under Roberto de Zerbi at the sixth attempt last week, following a run of two draws and three defeats.
- A fourth away defeat of the campaign would be as many as in the entire 2021-22 season.
- The Seagulls have won only three of their 18 Premier League games played in November (D7, L8).
- Leandro Trossard has scored six goals in his past seven league appearances.
Referee: Graham Scott. Assistants: Adrian Holmes, Mark Scholes. Fourth official: Sunny Sukhvir Gill. VAR: John Brooks. Assistant VAR: Darren Cann.
The match will kick off at Molineux on Saturday 5th November at 3pm.