Brighton vs Crystal Palace LIVE! Premier League match stream, latest score updates today

    A busy weekend of Premier League action gets underway on Friday and there can be few better places to start.

    Crystal Palace travel to bitter rivals Brighton and Hove Albion, pitting two of the most progressive sides in the division against each other.

    Last time out, a late Neal Maupay goal rescued a point for Graham Potter’s side away at Selhurst Park in a dramatic end to what was largely a relatively dull affair.

    Still, a meeting between these two is hugely steeped in drama. Sucker punches have emerged in both recent derbies and, since that September meeting, both sides have impressed.

    A win for Palace could see them move just a point behind Brighton, albeit having played a game more, while Brighton could well put pressure on Manchester United in seventh by triumphing in front of a home crowd.

    Follow all of the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Jack Rosser will be providing updates.

    Live updates

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    Gary Neville loving the Friday night lights

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    Gary Neville has given his thoughts on the Premier League’s postponement issues

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    The omens aren’t all that promising

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    Crystal Palace in transfer talks

    While not hugely active in the transfer marker thus far, Jack Rosser of Standard Sport has revealed that Crystal Palace are in transfer talks with Arsenal over a potential deal for Eddie Nketiah.

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    Things Crystal Palace fans will love to see:

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    Malik Ouzia’s feature on a new-look Crystal Palace

    “Only twelve months ago, the thought of a Crystal Palace teamsheet without Wilfried Zaha on it would’ve caused sleepless nights for most Eagles fans and drawn yawns from many neutrals.

    “Going into last February’s derby meeting with Brighton, you could not move for mentions of the fact that Roy Hodgson’s team had lost 18 of their previous 20 league games without the winger and, most damningly, failed to even score in all but four of them.

    “Forget about taking a knife to a gun fight, so cautious and blunt were Palace without their talisman, it often felt like they were turning up with little more than a cardboard shield and a rolling pin.”

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    Confirmed Crystal Palace lineup

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    Confirmed Brighton lineup

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    Your Evening Standard prediction

    Palace have tended to score more goals since the two sides met in September but have been somewhat leaky in defence. For that reason, perhaps we can expect somewhat of a thriller.

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