Assessing Friday’s trip to Brighton, Carlos Carvalhal believes the game will be the toughest of the season.
The Seagulls’ home record is formidable, having not tasted defeat at The Amex since early September - their only reverse on home soil this term.
From the Owls’ and Carlos’ perspective, the aim on Friday is to win three points on the South Coast.
The head coach explained in his pre-match press conference: “We always go for the three points, never in my life have we gone to a stadium for a draw. Sometimes we achieve, sometimes we don’t, but we always go to fight for the three points.
“It will be a big challenge of course. But it was a big challenge to us when we went to Huddersfield and Newcastle, who were in the first positions in that moment.
“I think this one will be the hardest because they have lost just one game since September, they lose their last game but at home they are strong.
“Comparing with last season, we must understand they achieved 15 more points than us in the Championship.
“Since then, they increase the team with quality players and improved the squad. They are more strong, for sure.
“They are one of the strongest teams in the competition, playing at home gives them more percentage to be favourites.”
But the Owls – who are six games unbeaten and with just one defeat in ten – head to The Amex buoyed by victory over promotion rivals Huddersfield.
Carlos continued: “They are in second position but it will be 11 v 11 and two teams trying to do their best. Whether one team is the favourite is not important.
“Again, we are Sheffield Wednesday, we go there to fight and play our football and try to do our best to achieve the three points - understanding it will be one of the toughest games.”