Adam Lallana is in contention for a first away start with Albion.

The former Liverpool man has come off the bench at Newcastle and Everton so far.

He has been with the Seagulls squad during the international break and has spoken of his gradual return to full power.

Lallana has been impressive during his playing time so far.

He could offer a different option to Aaron Connolly or in a midfield role.

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Steven Alzate and Yves Bissouma hace established a partnership in the middle.

Lallana replaced Bissouma when the latter was suspended at home to Manchester United.

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Bissouma did not travel to play for Mali in the international break for reasons not specified.

But Albion were due to check on Alzate when he returned from a trip to South America, where he played and trained in Colombia and Chile.

Graham Potter was optimistic about Tariq Lamptey’s chances when he soo ego media on Thursday lunchtime.