Dale Stephens is expected to return for Albion against Burnley today.

Chris Hughton could name the starting XI he wanted to face Watford last Saturday.

He was forced into a late change when Stephens felt a hip problem flare in the warm-upand Yves Bissouma stepped in.

Our chief sports reporter Andy Naylor has predicted Hughton will name the XI chosen to play the Hornets – and which kicked off the 4-2 defeat at Fulham.

Options in attack have been reduced by a three-game ban for Florin Andone.

The biggest question mark could come at left-back, where Gaetan Bong did little wrong against Watford but sees Bernardo, who was first choice in the final weeks of 2018, now back to full fitness after a hamstring injury.

Anthony Knockaert made a strong case for inclusion with his mature performance at West Brom in midweek.

Burnley could be unchanged from the side which started last week’s 1-1 draw at home to Southampton.

That would mean recent signing Peter Crouch, who forced the equalising penalty in that match, again on the bench.

Perhaps the biggest question mark comes on the right of their 4-4-2 set-up, where Sean Dyche might go for the more natural width of Johann Berg Gudmundsson ahead of Jeff Hendrick.

Aaron Lennon and Jonathan Walters are long-term injury absentees and, while Steven Defour and Matt Lowton are well down the road to recovery, the trip to the Amex comes too soon.

Former Seagulls strikers Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood are expected to start with ex-Albion loanee Stephen Ward among the subs.