Brighton – Best gamers, predicted line-up + extra

Gameweek 1 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is drawing ever closer and we’re profiling all 20 Premier League groups earlier than the season begins.

After weighing up what Arsenal, Aston Villa and Brentford gamers have to supply, we proceed our team-by-team guides with Brighton and Hove Albion.

You can take a look at our Nottingham Forest, Fulham and Bournemouth research in our Promoted sequence, articles that will probably be refreshed earlier than the large kick-off.

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LAST SEASON: ATTACK

Total Rank v different Premier League golf equipment
Goals scored 42 fifteenth=
Shots 489 seventh
Shots within the field 298 tenth=
Shots on course 146 14th
Big probabilities 63 eleventh
Expected objectives (xG) 54.45 ninth

Underdelivering on some first rate underlying stats has transform a function of Brighton seasons.

In every in their 5 years as a Premier League membership, they have got scored with fewer than 10% in their pictures – rating them within the backside six in all 5 campaigns.

Only relegated Norwich City ‘underachieved’ greater than the Seagulls ultimate season when it got here to exact objectives scored as opposed to anticipated objectives (xG):

It’s a protracted factor and no longer person who Albion appear to have in point of fact addressed in the summertime, with the jury nonetheless out on returning loanee Denis Undav (£5.5m) and the promising-but-raw Julio Enciso (£5.0m).

As a footnote, the underlying numbers had been even higher after the transfer to a 3-5-2 within the run-in – regardless of Graham Potter’s aspect dealing with 4 ‘big six’ facets in that point. Albion had been ranked 6th for mins consistent with large probability and xG within the ultimate 8 Gameweeks.

LAST SEASON: DEFENCE

Total Rank v different Premier League golf equipment
Goals conceded 44 sixth
Clean sheets 11 seventh=
Shots conceded 476 sixth
Shots within the field conceded 291 sixth
Shots on course conceded 146 sixth
Big probabilities conceded 58 seventh
Expected objectives conceded (xGC) 50.74 sixth

Brighton’s blank sheet depend and objectives conceded tally used to be extra in line with the remainder of their underlying defensive numbers.

Albion did ‘overachieve’ according to xGC – yet then so too did 14 different golf equipment, in Opta’s eyes.

These sturdy figures you spot above aren’t a fluke, both, as a Potter-led Brighton posted even higher underlying numbers in 2020/21, completing 3rd for lowest xGC.


OPENING FIXTURES

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Robert Sanchez (£4.5m) stored blank sheets in 9 of his 27 appearances towards facets outdoor of the highest 5 ultimate season, a related stat as Brighton don’t meet Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City, Spurs or Arsenal this aspect of the September world wreck.

Such a robust opening time table sees the Seagulls positioned 2d on our Season Ticker from Gameweeks 1-8, when golf equipment are ranked via fixture issue.

The two-week hiatus will probably be a great time to hop off any Brighton gamers, as all of ultimate season’s most sensible 4 apply in Gameweeks 9-14.

PREDICTED GAMEWEEK 1 LINE-UP

 

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