Fulham’s defeat to Leeds last night means the stakes aren’t quite so high as they might have looked in midweek but there’s certainly so much to play for on Saturday night. This will be a clash of styles: playing well and not getting what they deserve in Brighton’s case versus not playing well and somehow not being in the relegation zone in the case of Newcastle. Graham Potter is admired by Brighton fans, Steve Bruce isn’t by Newcastle fans, and yet there is a single point between them. Newcastle, with no Callum Wilson, no Miguel Almíron, and Allan Saint-Maximin, as is likely, look likely to try and dig in for a draw. Though they would probably have done that anyway. With Adam Lallana at last free from injury and the aftereffects of Covid, then Brighton have a player of class, and if Albion could just find someone to score goals for them then they can pull clear. But we should be prepared for this to be the type of game where staring down the abyss lowers the entertainment levels to reading the manual of a micrometer screwgauge. The kick-off is at 8pm UK time. Join me.