Roberto De Zerbi has played down Albion’s tough run-in and looked forward to time on the training ground.

Opta believe the Seagulls have the most demanding schedule in the Premier League as they go into their final ten matches.

That all starts with a trip to title challengers Liverpool today.

Told about the Opta stat, De Zerbi said: “Yes, because we are going to play against Man City, Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Liverpool and it is bad news.

“The good news is we can prepare for the game for one week.

“I think only against Brentford and City we play midweek.

“The other weeks we can work in our way, depending on our habits.”

Albion do not yet have a date for the home game against Chelsea, which would also appear to be destined for a midweek date.