To get the lowdown on Albion’s opponents this afternoon Brentford, Adam Stenning spoke to Chris Hatherall, who is a Brighton-based journalist and a Bees fan:

What have you made of their start to the season?

It’s been a hugely encouraging start, not least because you get the feeling there’s a lot more to come from the team despite being unbeaten so far.

Five points, only one goal conceded - but still waiting for the attack to really click and the slick passing of last season to bed in again after adopting an even more intense pressing style this year. Having Mathias Jensen back should help put that right.

Are fans surprised by how well they have done in their opening three matches?

Not really. Everyone talked about Brentford’s attractive style of play but what gives you confidence is the solid defence and the fantastic team spirit.

There were obviously a few nerves ahead of the new season in case it all went wrong, but most Bees fans had a quiet feeling they would be ok.

What have you made of the job Thomas Frank has done?

Everything about him is outstanding. Astonishingly he’s had some doubters over the years, mostly a few idiots on social media, but even they must have been won over now.

His man management, tactical nous and the fact he’s just an all-round good guy are the strengths which people normally pick out.

But the two things I love the most are the way players have improved in front of our eyes thanks to the quality of his coaching - and the way he ends every press conference by saying: ‘We’re going out there to attack.’ That brings joy to your heart.

Who will Albion need to keep a close eye on?

It’s a long list. Most of the previews will pick out Ivan Toney, who gets awarded man of the match before he’s walked on the pitch every week. And normally he deserves it!

But Bryan Mbeumo and Sergi Canos are flying, Frank ‘The Tank’ Onyeka is a pressing machine, Christian Norgaard is integral to everything Brentford do - and Rico Henry is only just warming up in the Premier League.

How will they line-up?

Raya; Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock; Canos, Norgaard, Janelt, Jensen, Henry; Mbeumo, Toney.

What will the score be?

2-1 Brentford.