A few ruffled feathers perhaps in the Brighton camp after their last outing at Villa Park in a 6-1 thrashing that saw their worst defeat in a decade. “The last game will be important for us” was De Zerbi’s take as the Seagulls look to bounce back with what would be a first European win should they get all three points in this fixture against Marseilles.
Brighton are without key midfielder Pascal Gross as the congested fixtures take their toll on a team that has made the most changes in the Premier League this season.
The French giants have been leaking goals too of late seeing a 7-2 aggregate score against them in their last two league games. Marseilles are keen to pull off what would be a rare victory versing English opposition having only won one of their last 15, Gattuso quoted “there will be a lot of pressure”.
New talisman Pierre-Emeric Aubameyang will be the man looking to get the goals for his side after a brace in matchday one verses Ajax. The Gabonese international is the joint second highest scorer ever in the competition behind only Falcao. Ex-Sheffield United player Ilman Ndiaye will be looking to get minutes after recently coming back from injury.