Hughton ready for major tests

05 November 2017 04:42:17 EST

Chris Hughton is wary of talking up his high-flying Brighton side too much, as he expects the Seagulls to be severely tested before the end of the year.

Albion won 1-0 at Swansea City on Saturday to extend their unbeaten record to four Premier League games, with that run of positive results seeing Brighton rise up to eighth place in the table.

We've got a lot of difficult games in December and that period will say something about what we're like as a side.

Chris Hughton

However, Hughton has refused to get carried away by that lofty position, with his team facing Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea before 2017 draws to a close.

He told reporters: "We're in quite a nice rhythm at the moment and sometimes that carries you through to the next game.

"There's no better feeling than winning games and we weren't sure how the season was going to unfold. All we knew was it was going to be a very difficult season with the quality we'd be up against.

"Eighth has surpassed our expectations, most newly-promoted teams would say the same, but we've got to be guarded against any type of complacency.

"We go into a very heavy and difficult six weeks after the international break. We've got a lot of difficult games in December and that period will say something about what we're like as a side."

Following the international break, Albion return to action on Monday 20th November when they play host to Stoke City at the Amex Stadium.

The Seagulls are 7/5 to secure all three points on home turf and are 11/4 to win by a one-goal margin, with Albion 13/2 to claim a 1-0 victory.

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