To get the lowdown on Albion's opponents, Norwich we chatted to Chris Lincoln, who is the Norwich editor at

What have you made of Norwich's start to the season?

It has been a tough return to the Premier League for Norwich. Even though they received plaudits for the way they approached games earlier in the campaign, particularly against Chelsea and that infamous victory over Manchester City, Daniel Farke’s side appear to have lost their way in recent weeks.

The 5-1 drubbing at home to Aston Villa forced Farke to make tactical adjustments but now the side appear too defensive rather than too offensive.

They are really struggling to find a balance and the plight is summed up by celebrating a 0-0 draw at Bournemouth.

Who will be Norwich's key man this season?

Even though Teemu Pukki is the man with the midas touch in front of goal, at least he was at the start of the season, Emi Buendia is the creative maestro in midfield, adding something a bit different to the rest of the team.

He has the ability to beat anyone on his day but needs to develop some consistency, whilst his four assists place him second in the league for that respective department, he has also lost the ball more times than anyone else bar Wilfred Zaha this season.

Who has been Norwich's best bit of business this season?

A tough question as the majority have barely featured! Tim Krul is holding the gloves ahead of Ralf Fahrmann, Sam Byram’s opportunities are limited with Jamal Lewis such a talent at left-back and the likes of Patrick Roberts and Josip Drmic have only be used sparingly.

But Ibrahim Amadou has now played seven games on the spin and has an important, if sometimes inconsistent, role in central defence.

Whilst he was immense against City and Bournemouth, he had a shocker against Villa, being bullied by Wesley. But Amadou is naturally a defensive midfielder, doing a job at centre-back whilst on loan from Sevilla.

Norwich's away form hasn't been great why would you say that is?

It’s the issue of finding the balance. After being torn open by more talented sides on a regular basis, they overcompensated against Bournemouth which resulted in a first point of the season on the road but very little in the way of a threat going forward.

Inexperience is showing, Tim Krul is the only regular starter to have played in the Premier League prior to this season.

How do you think Norwich will lineup?

I think Farke will stick to a 4-3-3, as he did against Bournemouth and Man United last weekend.

Onel Hernandez impressed when he came on last time out, so he should start, but there are still several players out injured: Krul; Aarons, Amadou, Godfrey, Lewis; McLean, Tettey, Buendia; Hernandez, Pukki, Cantwell

Score prediction?

Brighton’s recent home form is pretty impressive so it will be a tough task to take anything back to East Anglia.

But I am going to go with a 1-1 draw and Pukki getting back on the scoresheet.