Getting to know YOUR Premier League club before the start of the season - Brighton

Published on 3 August 2023 at 17:00

Brighton are now going into their sixth consecutive season in the Premier League and it would be fair to say that they have exceeded many expectations. Year on year Brighton have improved, Starting with a 15th placed finish in their first year in the top flight, to now finishing in 6th place securing Europa League football for next season. Graham Potter laid the foundations at club and De Zerbi has built the club up even higher in the last 8 months or so since taking over.

Who's in charge?

Roberto De Zerbi is going into his first season full season of managing in the Premier League and it has been nothing short of a success so far but will he be able to repeat last seasons heroics following key departures such as Mac Allister and potentially Caicedo. The Italian tends to set up with either a 4-2-3-1 formation or a 4-4-2 and we expect him to do the same again this season. These formations help him utilise his footballing philosophy of defensively press constantly with intensely as a unit and attacking with short passing in one touch triangles forcing the opposition to come out of their shape.

Many of Brighton's attacks when the former AC Milan Player took over at the Amex came through Leandro Trossard until he left for Arsenal in January, a lot of fans believed Brighton's season could do downhill from there but De Zerbi stayed true to his philosophy of developing players which worked worked taking them to a sixth place finish. Once again Brighton are in the same situation as World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister leaves for Liverpool. I do believe that Brighton will stick to their tactical style despite such a key player departing.

The in's and out's


  • joão pedro - Watford, £30 Million
  • Bart Verbruggen - Anderlecht, £20 Million
  • Igor - Fiorentina, £17 Million
  • Adrian Mazilu - FCV Farul £3 Million
  • Mahmoud Dahoud - Borussia Dortmund, Free
  • James Milner - Liverpool, Free


Alexis Mac Allister - Liverpool, £43 Million

Reda Khadra - Stade Reims, £2 Million

Deniz Undav - VFB Stuggart, Loan

Jeremy Sarmiento - Swansea, Loan

Standout Player

Joao Pedro for me will set the Premier League a light in this Brighton side. The Brazilian joins 'The Seagulls' from championship side Watford for a club record fee of £30 million.

The 21-year-old joined Watford in 2020 and has scored 24 goals in 109 appearances, including 11 this season for the Championship side.

Already has one season of Premier League experience under his belt it may not have been a successful one due to the clubs relegation but it was a learning curve for the energetic attacker.

Joao Pedro will fit Brighton's system perfectly due to his energetic play style with an eye for goal. 

Will it be a successful or unsuccessful season for Brighton ? 

I think we may see a drop off from Brighton this season due to their European football commitments, I can still see a a mid table finish at a minimum for De Zerbi's side. So an unsuccessful season by Brighton's standards.

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