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Graham Potter has been delighted with the mentality his Brighton and Hove Albion side have shown so far this season, as they aim for a fourth win of the campaign when they host Leicester City.

Brighton have won three of their four league matches so far, losing only to Everton in their last home match.

Having finished 15th and 16th in Potter's first two seasons at the club, but nevertheless impressing with their attacking intent, Brighton might finally be living up to their potential.

Potter said: "I think we've just come back with a good mentality, the understanding of what we are trying to do has grown and grown. You need a bit of luck and to play well, and we've done that in parts, but we can still improve, so that's what we're focusing on.

"We haven't cracked it, we've got a lot to do, but it's a good foundation, a good start for us. We're in a good place, but we know it's just the start. We just need to carry on."

Leicester, meanwhile, lost to Manchester City last week and then threw away a 2-0 lead in Thursday's Europa League clash with Napoli.

"There are things for us to improve on at this level against top teams and one is keeping the ball better," Brendan Rodgers said after the Napoli draw.

"There were so many good parts. The crime is not giving away the two goals, the crime is if you don't learn. It is something I am sure this young team will do is learn."

Brighton and Hove Albion - Alexis Mac Allister

Alexis Mac Allister has been involved in two goals in his four Premier League games this season (one goal, one assist), as many as he had in his previous 30 appearances in the competition. Both of his contributions have been from the bench this term, scoring the winning goal at Burnley and assisting Leandro Trossard's winner at Brentford.

Leicester City - Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy is in line for his 250th Premier League appearance. He would be the first Leicester play to reach that total, while he has been involved in eight goals in his eight top-flight games against Brighton.

·Brighton have lost their last two home league games against Leicester, as many as they had in their previous eight against them (W3 D3). They have never lost three in a row at home against the Foxes before.

·Leicester are unbeaten in all eight of their Premier League meetings with Brighton (W6 D2), the most they've faced a side without suffering defeat in the competition.

·With nine points from four games, this is Brighton's best start to a league campaign since 2015-16 (10), and their best ever return at this stage of a top-flight season.

·Leicester have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 Premier League games (W4 D1 L5), beating Wolves 1-0 on the opening weekend. Away from home, Leicester are without a clean sheet in nine consecutive league games, though the Foxes have also managed to score in each of these nine games.

·Only reigning champions Manchester City (15) and European champions Chelsea (15) have kept more Premier League clean sheets so far in 2021 than Brighton (11).

Updated September 18, 2021

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