Brighton and Hove Albion will be without five of their players ahead of the Premier League clash with hosts Southampton on Saturday evening. The quintet of Steven Alzate, Adam Lallana, Adam Webster, Danny Welbeck and Jeremy Sarmiento have all been ruled out of the Saints clash as Brighton target their first win in ten league games.

The Seagulls are on a run of nine games without a win in the league dating back to the 2-1 home win over Leicester City. Astonishingly, Brighton have drawn seven of the nine games from the aforementioned winless run. The Seagulls are the draw specialist in the Premier League this season with seven draws alongside Burnley, Crystal Palace and bottom club Newcastle United.

Danny Welbeck is one of the five Brighton absentees for the Southampton game and he has been out of action since sustaining a hamstring problem during the aforementioned Leicester City game. English striker Welbeck has missed the more than two months of Premier League football and he's on course to return to the Brighton squad before New Year's Day. Without Danny Welbeck in attack, Brighton have struggled for goals and that has affected their results in the last nine matches. The former Sunderland, Arsenal and Manchester United attacker has missed the last nine games. As a matter of fact, Brighton have not won a Premier League game since his injury.

Utility player Alzateis presently nursing an ankle problem and he's expected to return to training in a few weeks according to the latest update on his injury from Brighton boss Graham Potter during his press conference earlier this week.

English defender Webster suffered a calf problem from the last Premier League game at West Ham United on Wednesday and he will miss the Southampton game as a result. Lallana and Sarmiento are also on the Brighton treatment table alongside Webster.