Albion midfielder Davy Propper could be set to get his first minutes of the season in the cup.

The Seagulls take on Portsmouth in the second round of the Carabao Cup at the Amex tomorrow night (7:45pm, Sky Sports).

Propper has yet to feature for Albion this season due to an Achilles injury.

The 29-year-old Dutch international only missed three Premier League games last season, of which two were due to injury and the other when he was an unused substitute in the 2-1 defeat away at Tottenham on Boxing Day.

Propper did not feature in the Albion squad that were beaten 3-1 by Chelsea in their opening league game on Monday.

Despite Propper not featuring against Chelsea, Albion head-coach Graham Potter had a positive update on the midfielder.

He said: “Davy’s been back in training, but he has not had that much game time so far this season. So we just felt it was better to use him on Thursday, to get him on the pitch rather than risk anything against Chelsea.”

Albion will field a rather different side to the one that started against Chelsea for their the cup tie against Pompey.

One player who could be involved is Argentinian midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, who was not in the squad for the Chelsea game, but Potter confirmed it was purely tactical.

He said:“There was no problem with him it was just selection, for me it was about having the right balance on the bench.”