Albion could find points hard to come by again after the international break with four tough fixtures.

They take on four of the current top six.

It all kicks off with a trip to Villa Park tomorrow afternoon (3pm, BT Sport).

Dean Smith’s side sit sixth in the Premier League table after picking up 15 points from their first seven games.

Villa have been in impressive form, scoring 18 goals with only Tottenham (19) and Chelsea (20) netting more.

Albion’s record at Villa Park does not make for good reading.

In the 12 times they have played each other at the historic ground, the Seagulls have never won there.

However, they did go close last season, as they lost 2-1.

Adam Webster had put Albion ahead in the 21st minute, before Aaron Mooy for sent off after picking up two yellow cards in the space of five minutes.

Jack Grealish equalised before the break and then full back Matt Targett grabbed the winner in the 90th minute.

Ahead of the pair meeting tomorrow afternoon, Albion head coach Graham Potter thinks Villa have done well this season.

He said: “I have been really impressed with them.

“I think they have invested really well in the summer, they have identified the areas where they were maybe not so strong and they have recruited well.

“They have bought four or five starting 11 players and added in the areas where they can get a real benefit.

“I think they are a team that have a lot of really talented players, dangerous players and have got one of if not the best player in the league at the moment in Jack Grealish.

“I think Dean and the club have done a great job, you can see how hard it is in the Premier League that even a club like Aston Villa with their size, history and culture had to fight last season to stay in the league.

“They have recognised they need to improve and they have done that well.”

After that the Seagulls return to the Amex to face Liverpool on November 28.

Again, Albion do not have the best record against them.

You have to go back to January 1984 for the last time the Seagulls beat Liverpool at home in the FA Cup.

The Reds are third, just a point off leaders Leicester.

However, Albion can be buoyed by the fact that Jurgen Klopp’s side will be without a number of his first-choice players.

They will be without Joe Gomez, Virgil Van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

They could also be missing Mohammed Salah and Jordan Henderson.

The Seagulls begin December by hosting Southampton.

They sit fourth and have won five of their last six games.

Ralph Hasenhuttl will be without Danny Ings, who is out for 4-5 weeks after having surgery on a knee injury.

But they have Che Adams, who has been impressing this season and did well in Ings’ absence against Newcastle.

Albion have not been victorious against the Saints since January 2012, when they beat them 3-0 in the Championship.

That is followed by a trip to leaders Leicester.

Brendan Rodgers’ side have won their last six games in all competitions.

Jamie Vardy has been key again for the Foxes in this campaign and is the league’s joint top scorer with Heung-Min Son, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Mohamed Salah with eight goals.

The 33-year-old has scored in his last four games going into Sunday’s clash with Liverpool.