The Seagulls are winless in four but still sit seven points above the drop zone heading into what promises to be a tricky end to the season, with Burnley, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool still on the agenda.
Before that Tottenham are the visitors to The Amex on Tuesday and there is a case to suggest that they may struggle to win any of their remaining fixtures.
After working so hard to get into the top flight, everyone at Brighton will be desperate to maintain their status for a second season.
Hughton admits his side still have work to do but says there is no point approaching the final weeks of the campaign in a defeatist manner.
‘The run-in is challenging but that is something we knew,’ the 59-year-old said. ‘What we have to have is a group of players that look forward to that challenge.
‘It is always best if it is in your own hands. They are tough games but we have looked at some [recent] results, West Brom yesterday, our result at home to Arsenal, and I don’t think you can go into any game with a defeatist attitude.
‘We need to make sure we have a team and a group of players that will look forward to playing in every game.’
Domenic Tedesco says Schalke paid the price for missed chances as they were held to a 2-2 draw against Cologne on Sunday.
Jan Oblak says he is happy with Atletico Madrid but refused to completely rule out a move away from the club.
Harry Kane has conceded Tottenham players may have to adopt a fresh approach to big games after another semi-final defeat.
Arsene Wenger has hinted that growing supporter unrest influenced his decision to quit Arsenal at the end of the season.
Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal says his side's hopes of beating the drop will not suffer following the 5-0 defeat at Manchester City.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk says they are well aware of the threat that Roma possess as a whole, not just Edin Dzeko.
Antonio Conte says his row with Jose Mourinho is a thing of the past as they prepare to face off again in the FA Cup Final.
Paul Lambert believes Stoke will have to win their last three games to have any chance of staying in the Premier League.
Romelu Lukaku believes the current Manchester United squad can win the Premier League title next season saying quality is not an issue.