One of the players who could pose the biggest threat to Brentford on Saturday will be a familiar name to Brentford fans.
The last time Joao Carlos Teixeira appeared at Griffin Park, it was for Brentford in a 2-0 home defeat to Leyton Orient almost exactly a year ago.
It was the second game of a loan spell from Liverpool which was cut short two weeks later without the Portuguese U21 international making another appearance for the Bees.
Brentford boss Uwe Rosler said at the time that he couldn't guarantee Teixeira first team football, and the timing of the midfielder's arrival had been unfortunate.
Fast forward a year, and Teixeira is having a much happier time on loan at Brighton, having made four appearances so far and scored two goals for the Seagulls.
Andy Naylor, of the Brighton Argus , said: “Jaoa came in as part of Sami Hyppia's relationship with Steven Gerrard, and he has been very impressive. He has shown glimpses of being a real playmaker who makes things happen.
“He came on as a sub when we lost 1-0 at Birmingham and were woeful, but since then we have gone on a four-game unbeaten run, with Joao at the centre of it. It's well known that things didn't work out for him at Brentford last season, but perhaps the Championship is more suited to him.”
Naylor also identified as a danger man Dutch midfielder Danny Holla , who was signed from ADO Den Hagg last month, following spells with FC Groningen, FC Zwolle and VVV Venlo.
He said: “Danny is a holding midfielder who has made a good impression both on and off the pitch. He uses the ball well and is not afraid to put his foot in either. He's made quite a difference since he has come in, and he is another whose arrival has also coincided with our unbeaten run.”
Brighton's third and final key man, according to Naylor, is defender and skipper Gordon Greer , who has played more than 150 games for Brighton since arriving from Swindon four years ago, following spells with Clyde, Blackburn, Kilmarnock and Doncaster.
Naylor added: “Gordon is a very influential figure who has been with Brighton since the Withdean days and the move to the Amex and throughout their Championship stay, and was an unused sub for Scotland against Scotland in the international break.”