Brighton have gone unbeaten through their season so far, and they are currently sitting on top of the Championship table.
However, Clement insists that his team will not be fearful of taking on the high-flying Seagulls, as they will be playing in front of their own supporters.
Clement: "The #dcfcfans have been fantastic and the atmosphere will be brilliant. I know we're going to have a big crowd for this one"— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) December 10, 2015
Clement: "We feel that we have a big advantage playing at home in front of our fans. It's a great place to play football"— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) December 10, 2015
Brighton’s start to the season has caught many observers off guard, with few expecting them to be among the promotion-chasing pack.
Chris Hughton’s side have been solid defensively, though, while they have also shown great quality going forward.
Derby have also been in good form over recent weeks, and Clement’s side are full of confidence.
The Rams have lost just one of their last 14 matches, and they have moved up to third place in the standings as a result.
If Derby are able to beat Brighton, they will move to within one point of the south coast club, and take a big step towards promotion.