Brentford boss Thomas Frank believes his side must be prepared for their “toughest opponent” yet in the Premier League this season as they welcome Brighton to the Brentford Community Stadium.

The Bees host the Seagulls tomorrow afternoon with both sides look to maintain their strong starts to the season.

Albion, who finished 16th last season, have picked up six points from their opening three games, and Frank has warned the visit of Graham Potter’s side will prove the sternest test so far in the Prem.

He said: “Brighton is a club who have done very well the last years.

“This is the fifth season in the Premier League. I think Graham Potter and his coaching staff have done fantastically good.

“They were unlucky last year not to finish higher high in the league, and I think it’s going to be our toughest opponent so far.

“That is said with the biggest respect to the three previous teams we played for various reasons.

“Arsenal had a disrupted pre-season with Covid and injury with one or two players against us.

“Crystal Palace had just a new manager, a lot of incomings. Villa also had a lot of disrupted pre-season with Covid and a lot of other issues.

“Now we are facing a team that had the same manager going through his third season, no issues, just adding extra layers, so this going to be unbelievable tough challenge.”

Brighton dropped their first points of the new season when they were beaten 2-0 at home by Everton ahead of the international break.

But Frank likes Albion's style of play and is also looking forward to seeing former Bees striker Neal Maupay, who he managed in his first season at the club 

He said: “I like the way they play. They are very clear in the way they want to build the game.

“They want to dominate on the ball to find very good positions, they are very difficult to handle in that.

“Then they have one of our former players (Neal) Maupay and I’m looking forward to seeing him.

“I really enjoy watching him play and I’m pleased that he’s doing well in the Premier League for Brighton.”