Swansea City continue their Carabao Cup run on Wednesday night when they take on Brighton.
Here’s everything you need to know about the third-round contest at The Amex Stadium.
What time is Brighton v Swansea City kick-off?
Brighton v Swansea City kicks off at 7.30pm on Wednesday, September 22.
Is Brighton v Swansea City on TV? Why not?
No. Due to Carabao Cup broadcasting rules, there will be no live stream of the game.
You can, however, follow live updates from East Sussex via our match blog which will be available on our Swansea City page from Wednesday evening.
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What’s the latest team news?
Brighton will give several under-23 players the chance to prove their worth against the Swans.
Tariq Lamptey will be included in the matchday 18, having failed to feature for the Seagulls so far this season due to hamstring issues.
Yves Bissouma is likely to miss out for the home side.
Swansea, meanwhile, have no fresh injury concerns following their 3-3 draw with Luton Town.
Michael Obafemi is cup-tied having featured for Southampton earlier on in the competition.
Liam Walsh and Flynn Downes are both being carefully managed while Olivier Ntcham and Joel Piroe are continuing to work their way up to full match fitness.
Russell Martin is expected to make changes to his side, with Liam Cullen, Morgan Whittaker and Jake Bidwell among those likely to start for the visitors at The Amex Stadium.
What have the managers said?
Brighton manager Graham Potter: “The results have given us momentum and we want to carry on winning.
“We can improve, we haven’t cracked it. We have lots to do and get better at. We’re in a good place but we know the margins are so, so small.
“Some of the under-23s will be involved, they helped us in the last round and their levels are really good.”
Swansea City manager Russell Martin: ” I love the way his [Potter’s] team play. I enjoy watching Brighton, I think he’s done a brilliant job.
“The first year it was very different under Graham to Chris [Hughton]. It’s a very different style, a real contrast. It took time.
“There were a lot of people impatient but a lot understood what was coming as well. He’s a fantastic manager and the way they’ve started the season is brilliant.
“Y ou speak to the same people who were getting frustrated at the start of the process and they love watching their team and they’re enjoying it.
“That is the beauty of a bit of time and patience. Hopefully we’ll get the same here because watching him gives every young British manager a real hope that you can do things in a certain way.”
What are the latest betting odds?
Match result (inside 90 minutes):
Brighton win – 4/9
Draw – 16/5
Swansea City win – 13/2
Brighton – 1/4
Swansea City – 11/4
(Odds courtesy of Grosvenor Sport, correct at time of publication)
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Who is the referee?
Michael Salisbury will take charge of proceedings on the south coast of England.
The Preston official will be assisted by Stuart Burt and Edward Smart, while James Linington is the fourth official.
- Brighton and Hove Albion last faced Swansea in the League Cup in August 2009, losing 3-0 at Liberty Stadium under Russell Slade.
- Swansea and Brighton last met in the 2017-18 season in the Premier League, with the Seagulls winning both matches including the most recent game between the teams, a 4-1 victory at the AMEX.
- Brighton are looking to reach the League Cup fourth round in consecutive seasons for the first time since doing so in 1978-79 and 1979-80 under Alan Mullery.
- In seasons they’ve played outside the top-flight, Swansea City have only eliminated top-flight opponents in two of 21 League Cup ties, knocking out Spurs in 1978-79 and Hull City in 2008-09, both times in second round matches.
- In their 4-1 win over Plymouth in the second round, Swansea striker Morgan Whittaker scored a hat-trick – aged 20 years and 229 days, he was the youngest player to score a hat-trick for the Swans since Jason Bowen in March 1993 in a league game against Chester City (20 years & 201 days).
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