Pep Guardiola has called on his Manchester City players to remain calm if they are frustrated on Sunday in their quest for back-to-back Premier League titles.
But the champions' last three victories have all been in matches that were goalless at half-time, while the Seagulls have been resilient in defence, conceding only three times in their last four fixtures.
Guardiola is expecting a test at Brighton and wants his team to continue the patient approach that has brought so much success in 2018/19.
"It'll be tough," he told Man City's official website.
"If the game is going bad we will be calm, we have to have a plan and follow a plan like we have done all season."