Overview and recent form
The Reds head to The Amex Stadium on Saturday and Bob Peeters has admitted that he has a number of players to consider for this weekends fixture.
Peeters spoke to the press after travelling to Derby midweek, which saw Charlton head out of the Capital One Cup after a 1-0 loss at the Pride Park Stadium. He said, “I’m not happy when we lose and the way we lose is a bit painful but I’m happier than I was on Saturday, where we got a point, because of the way we put ourselves about today and the players who came into the team showed me that we need to consider them to play.”
The 88th minute saw the referee make a decision that baffled the players and the fans as he gave Derby a free-kick for supposed time wasting by Nick Pope, Colero picked up the rebound from the wall and hit the back of the net.
Brighton have won three out of four league games so far and last Saturday beat Bolton 2-1 which left them currently 13th in the league table. Midweek, The Seagulls travelled to Swindon and secured their place in the third round of the Capital One Cup beating them 2-4.
Albion have this week signed Sam Baldock from Bristol City. The striker won the League One Golden Boot and was the skipper last season and could be a threat to the Red’s this Saturday.
Peeters spoke about the referee’s last minute decision on Tuesday night and said, “After the game he couldn’t give me an explanation,”
“OK, people make mistakes and sometimes the crowd talk about timewasting but we didn’t do one second of time wasting all game and with two minutes to play he gives a free-kick like that and that’s painful for my team.
Peeters continued: “I don’t think he fancied extra time because he gives away a free-kick I’ve never witnessed.
Gudmundsunn took to twitter after the midweek game:
Disappointing to be out of the league cup but focus on the league now. Bring on Brighton 💪
— Johann B Gudmundsson (@Gudmundsson7) August 26, 2014
Ahead of Brighton:
Peeters faced the press ahead of this weekend. He said, “An away trip is never easy. We saw at Huddersfield that when you need to go away it’s always a tough game.
“It will be interesting to see how we cope because we’ve had three away games in a row – Huddersfield, then Derby and now Brighton – so hopefully we can get something out of it.
“It will be a very difficult game. We have analysed Brighton and they are a very good side with very good players who can clinch the game in any second.”
The voice of the Addicks:
Here are some of the Charlton fans’ tweets this week:
— Martin Flynn (@addictedaddick) August 24, 2014
— Joe Dagger (@JoeJawsome) August 27, 2014
Since 2012, the two teams have met four times. In 2012, the teams drew 2-2 at The Valley. In the same season the teams also drew 0-0 at The Amex. They then met last season and saw very different results, Charlton won 3-2 at home and Brighton thrashed The Reds 3-0 in the away fixture in April this year.
Overall, the positive attitude from Peeters and the team leaves me with high hopes for Saturday, although if Sami Hyypia puts the new signing Sam Baldock into the squad, it could cause problems for the Charlton defence, and judging by Peeters’ midweek comments, some of the regular players could be rested.
Written by Becca James @becca_james