Johnny Cantor, BBC Radio Sussex

They say winning is a habit – and it’s a habit Brighton and Hove Albion won’t want to give up.

After four out of five Premier League wins, the Carabao Cup doesn’t seem so important, but Graham Potter will want his side to keep the momentum going.

You also want to win when you take on your old club like they do this week – although the Seagulls head coach has nothing but good things to say about Swansea and it was a tough decision for him to trade the Wales versus the south coast of England.

As for the competition itself, Albion hasn’t done brilliantly over the years in the Coupe de la Ligue and their best run led them to the quarter-finals in 1979.

However, despite their strong start to the league campaign, the chance to go far in this FA Cup, or the FA Cup, is surely a consideration for Brighton.

With nearly 20 players on loan, the Premier League side are ready, but Graham Potter could be happy to give those on the periphery and some of his Under-23s another chance to shine as they did against Cardiff on the last lap.

One big signing that could stand a chance of redemption is Jurgen Locadia. After loan spells at Hoffenheim and Cincinnati, he could see his first action in a blue and white jersey in over two years.


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