Albion have been praised for adapting to life without Yves Bissouma after he was ruled out by a knee injury.

The Seagulls have picked up two draws since losing one of their star midfielders.

They started with Pascal Gross and Adam Lallana at the heart of midfield against Crystal Palace and initially struggled.

But a change was made at the break – and again going into the next match versus Arsenal.

Jakub Moder, in particular, played a big role in the midfield getting more to grips with proceedings as they dominated against the Gunners.

Albion boss Graham Potter said: “It was a difficult night for us against Palace for other reasons as well.


“But they (Lallana and Gross) are two fantastic guys.

“I think we helped them a bit more with the team (against Arsenal) in terms of extra players around them and extra passing options.

“Of course you can’t play at your top every game but (against Arsenal) they were.

“We have got some players missing, of course, but the team has got to find other solutions.”

Danny Welbeck, Adam Webster, Steven Alzate and Enock Mwepu have also missed recent matches.

Updates on player availability are expected next week before the Seagulls visit Norwich City on October 16.