Brighton and Hove Albion face a difficult recent adversary in Brentford at the Amex.
The Seagulls haven’t beaten the Bees since Boxing Day 2021.
Jason Steele keeps his place between the sticks while Carlos Baleba and Jack Hinshelwood are in the starting line up.
Joao Pedro is down to play up front, days after scoring against another west London side in the 3-2 defeat at Chelsea.
This is the first of three big games for Albion at the Amex.
Next, the Seagulls play Burnley on Saturday (9 December) and then a huge season-defining match against Marseille next Thursday (14 December) in Europa League Group B
With Lewis Dunk and Adam Lallana missing from the squad, Pascal Gross is due to captain the Albion.