The midfielder, who scored the Seagulls' equaliser the last time the clubs met, missed the 3-1 defeat to Watford on Saturday evening due to a hamstring complaint and will be assessed ahead of kick-off.
Andrea Orlandi played just under an hour on his return from a rib injury and will hope to keep his starting place, while fellow midfielder Gary Dicker was an unused substitute following a knee problem that had kept him sidelined for a month.
Right-back Bruno also returned to the line-up after overcoming an Achilles issue and should continue in the side.
Poyet's men have gone five games without a win and are six points off the play-off places.
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