2017–18 Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. season

The 2017–18 season was Brighton & Hove Albion's 116th year in existence and first season in the Premier League.[2] Along with competing in the Premier League, the club also participated in the FA Cup and EFL Cup.

Brighton & Hove Albion
2017–18 season
ChairmanTony Bloom
ManagerChris Hughton
StadiumFalmer Stadium
Premier League15th
FA CupQuarter-finals
EFL CupThird round
Top goalscorerLeague: Glenn Murray (12)
All: Glenn Murray (14)
Highest home attendance30,600 vs Chelsea
(20 January 2018)[1]

The season covered the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Brighton secured their Premier League status for another season on 4 May 2018 by defeating Manchester United 1–0 at home.[3]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 30 January 2018[4][5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Mathew Ryan
2   DF Bruno (captain)
3   DF Gaëtan Bong
4   DF Uwe Hünemeier
5   DF Lewis Dunk (vice-captain)
6   MF Dale Stephens
7   MF Beram Kayal
8   MF Jiří Skalák
9   FW Sam Baldock
10   FW Tomer Hemed
11   MF Anthony Knockaert
12   GK Niki Mäenpää
13   MF Pascal Groß
No. Position Player
14   MF Steve Sidwell
16   FW Leonardo Ulloa (on loan from Leicester City)
17   FW Glenn Murray
18   DF Connor Goldson
19   MF José Izquierdo
20   MF Solly March
21   DF Ezequiel Schelotto
22   DF Shane Duffy
23   DF Liam Rosenior
24   MF Davy Pröpper
25   FW Jürgen Locadia
26   GK Tim Krul
29   DF Markus Suttner

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
15   MF Jamie Murphy (at Rangers until 31 May 2018) [a][6]
31   GK Christian Walton (at Wigan Athletic until 31 May 2018)
34   MF Rohan Ince (at Bury until 31 May 2018)
No. Position Player
36   MF Richie Towell (at Rotherham until 31 May 2018)
  MF Oliver Norwood (at Fulham until 31 May 2018)[7]
  MF Soufyan Ahannach (at Sparta Rotterdam until 30 June 2018)
  1. ^ Murphy loan move to be made permanent on expiry

TransfersEdit

Transfers inEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 CM   Pascal Groß FC Ingolstadt Undisclosed [8]
1 July 2017 RB   Josh Kerr Celtic Undisclosed [9]
1 July 2017 GK   Mathew Ryan Valencia Undisclosed [10]
13 July 2017 LB   Markus Suttner FC Ingolstadt Undisclosed [11]
20 July 2017 CM   Mathias Normann Bodø/Glimt Undisclosed [12]
31 July 2017 CF   Steven Alzate Leyton Orient Undisclosed [13]
4 August 2017 RB   Aleš Matějů Viktoria Plzeň Undisclosed [14]
7 August 2017 CM   Davy Pröpper PSV Undisclosed [15]
10 August 2017 LW   Soufyan Ahannach Almere City Undisclosed [16]
20 August 2017 LW   José Izquierdo Club Brugge Undisclosed [17]
31 August 2017 RB   Ezequiel Schelotto Sporting CP Undisclosed [18]
20 September 2017 GK   Tim Krul Newcastle United Free [19]
1 January 2018 CF   Viktor Gyökeres IF Brommapojkarna Undisclosed [20]
12 January 2018 CB   Warren O'Hara Bohemian Undisclosed [21]
19 January 2018 ST / LW   Jürgen Locadia PSV Undisclosed [22]

Loans inEdit

Start date Position Nationality Name From End date Ref.
25 July 2017 CF   Izzy Brown Chelsea 10 January 2018 [23][a]
31 August 2017 GK   Tim Krul Newcastle United 20 September 2017 [25][b]
29 January 2018 ST   Leonardo Ulloa Leicester City 30 June 2018 [26]
  1. ^ On 10 January 2018, Brown returned to parent club Chelsea after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury.[24]
  2. ^ On 20 September 2017, Tim Krul's loan move from Newcastle United was turned into a permanent one-year deal.[19]

Transfers outEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 CB   Vegard Forren   Molde Released [27][a]
1 July 2017 CF   Chris O'Grady   Chesterfield Released [27][b]
1 July 2017 GK   David Stockdale   Birmingham City Free [30]
1 July 2017 RW   Joe Ward   Woking Free [31]
10 July 2017 LW   Elvis Manu   Gençlerbirliği Free [32]
13 July 2017 RB   Rob Hunt   Oldham Athletic Undisclosed [33]
6 January 2018 LM   Jamie Murphy   Rangers Undisclosed [6][c]
25 January 2018 LW   Kazenga LuaLua   Sunderland Free [35]
  1. ^ Vegard Forren joined Molde following his release.[28]
  2. ^ Chris O'Grady joined Chesterfield following his release.[29]
  3. ^ Murphy transfer is an initial loan move, with a guaranteed set fee to become permanent on its expiry.[34]

Loans outEdit

Start date Position Nationality Name To End date Ref.
10 July 2017 ST   Jordan Maguire-Drew Lincoln City January 2018 [36]
12 July 2017 GK   Christian Walton Wigan Athletic 30 June 2018 [37]
25 July 2017 CM   Oliver Norwood Fulham 30 June 2018 [38]
31 July 2017 CF   Jonah Ayunga Galway United 5 November 2017 [39]
1 August 2017 CB   Ben White Newport County 30 June 2018 [39]
4 August 2017 CB   Tom Dallison Accrington Stanley January 2018 [40]
4 August 2017 RB   Tyler Hornby-Forbes Accrington Stanley January 2018 [40]
11 August 2017 LW   Kazenga LuaLua Queens Park Rangers 1 December 2017[a] [42]
15 August 2017 MF   Archie Davies Whitehawk January 2018 [43]
16 August 2017 CM   Mathias Normann Molde January 2018 [44]
25 August 2017 DM   Rohan Ince Bury 30 June 2018 [45]
31 August 2017 LB   Rian O'Sullivan Worthing January 2018 [46]
31 August 2017 CM   Richie Towell Rotherham United 30 June 2018 [46]
3 January 2018 ST   Jordan Maguire-Drew Coventry City 30 June 2018 [47]
19 January 2018 LW   Soufyan Ahannach Sparta Rotterdam 30 June 2018 [48]
  1. ^ Kazenga LuaLua's loan move was terminated on 1 December 2017, with LuaLua returning to Brighton.[41]

ContractsEdit

New contractsEdit

Date Position Nationality Name Duration Notes Reference
9 May 2017 CM   Dale Stephens June 2021 [49]
20 May 2017 CM   Richie Towell June 2019 Towell later completed a season-long loan move to Rotherham United. [50]
30 May 2017 LB   Gaëtan Bong June 2018 [51]
8 June 2017 CM   Steve Sidwell June 2018 [52]
20 June 2017 ST   Sam Baldock June 2020 [53]
12 July 2017 GK   Christian Walton June 2021 Walton later completed a season-long loan move to Wigan Athletic. [54]
14 July 2017 GK   Niki Mäenpää June 2018 [55]
17 August 2017 CB   Lewis Dunk June 2022 [56]
17 August 2017 CB   Shane Duffy June 2021 [56]
17 August 2017 RM   Anthony Knockaert June 2022 [56]
16 November 2017 ST   Tomer Hemed June 2019 [57]

Pre-seasonEdit

Brighton & Hove Albion announced six pre-season friendlies against Crawley Town, Southend United, Norwich City,[58] Atlético Madrid,[59] Girona[60] and Fortuna Düsseldorf.[61]

CompetitionsEdit

Premier LeagueEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
13 West Ham United 38 10 12 16 48 68 −20 42
14 Watford 38 11 8 19 44 64 −20 41
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 9 13 16 34 54 −20 40
16 Huddersfield Town 38 9 10 19 28 58 −30 37
17 Southampton 38 7 15 16 37 56 −19 36
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored. 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[62]

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 9 13 16 34 54  −20 40 7 8 4 24 25  −1 2 5 12 10 29  −19

Last updated: 13 May 2018.
Source: Premier League

Results by roundEdit

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GroundHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAA
ResultLLDWLWLDWDWDLDLLLDWLDDLLDWDWWLLDLDDWLL
Position1718171416131414121289910121313131212121215161513141210111313131314111415
Updated to match(es) played on 13 May 2018. Source: 11v11.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

On 14 June 2017, Brighton & Hove Albion's fixtures were announced.[63][64]

FA CupEdit

In the FA Cup, Albion entered the competition in the third round and were drawn at home to Crystal Palace.[65]

EFL CupEdit

Brighton & Hove Albion entered the competition in the second round and were drawn at home to Barnet.[66] An away trip in round three against AFC Bournemouth was announced.[67]

Squad statisticsEdit

As of 13 May 2018
No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League EFL Cup FA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK   Mathew Ryan 38 0 38 0 0 0 0 0
12 GK   Niki Mäenpää 2 0 0 0 0+1 0 1 0
26 GK   Tim Krul 5 0 0 0 4 0 1 0
Defenders
2 DF   Bruno 26 0 23+2 0 1 0 0 0
3 DF   Gaëtan Bong 28 0 25 0 1 0 2 0
4 DF   Uwe Hünemeier 6 0 0+1 0 3 0 2 0
5 DF   Lewis Dunk 39 1 38 1 1 0 0 0
18 DF   Connor Goldson 8 1 2+1 0 2 0 3 1
21 DF   Ezequiel Schelotto 23 0 15+5 0 2 0 1 0
22 DF   Shane Duffy 38 0 37 0 1 0 0 0
23 DF   Liam Rosenior 6 0 1+2 0 1 0 2 0
29 DF   Markus Suttner 17 0 13+1 0 3 0 0 0
38 DF   Aleš Matějů 2 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0
Midfielders
6 MF   Dale Stephens 39 1 36 0 3 1 0 0
7 MF   Beram Kayal 23 0 8+11 0 4 0 0 0
8 MF   Jiří Skalák 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
11 MF   Anthony Knockaert 36 3 27+6 3 1 0 1+1 0
13 MF   Pascal Groß 39 7 35+3 7 1 0 0 0
20 MF   Solly March 40 1 18+18 1 3 0 0+1 0
24 MF   Davy Pröpper 40 0 35 0 1+3 0 0+1 0
47 MF   Dessie Hutchinson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
49 MF   Jayson Molumby 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Forwards
9 FW   Sam Baldock 5 0 0+2 0 1+2 0 0 0
10 FW   Tomer Hemed 19 2 9+7 2 2 0 1 0
16 FW   Leonardo Ulloa 12 2 2+8 1 2 1 0 0
17 FW   Glenn Murray 38 14 25+10 12 1+2 2 0 0
19 FW   José Izquierdo 36 5 23+9 5 1+2 0 1 0
25 FW   Jürgen Locadia 8 2 3+3 1 2 1 0 0
66 FW   Aaron Connolly 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
70 FW   James Tilley 1 1 0 0 0 0 0+1 1
Players who have made an appearance or had a squad number this season but have left the club
15 FW   Jamie Murphy 5 0 1+3 0 0 0 1 0
37 FW   Izzy Brown 13 0 4+8 0 1 0 0 0

GoalscorersEdit

Includes all competitive matches.

As of match played 4 March 2018
Rank Pos. No. Player Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Total
1 FW 17   Glenn Murray 12 2 0 14
2 MF 13   Pascal Groß 7 0 0 7
3 FW 19   José Izquierdo 5 0 0 5
4 MF 11   Anthony Knockaert 3 0 0 3
5 FW 10   Tomer Hemed 2 0 0 2
FW 16   Leonardo Ulloa 1 1 0 2
FW 25   Jürgen Locadia 1 1 0 2
8 DF 5   Lewis Dunk 1 0 0 1
MF 6   Dale Stephens 0 1 0 1
DF 18   Connor Goldson 0 1 0 1
MF 20   Solly March 1 0 0 1
FW 70   James Tilley 0 0 1 1
Total 28 6 1 35

Clean sheetsEdit

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted alphabetically by surname when total clean sheets are equal.

Correct as of matches played on 24 February 2018
No. Player Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Total
1   Mathew Ryan 8 0 0 8
12   Niki Mäenpää 0 0 1 1
26   Tim Krul 0 1 0 1

Disciplinary recordEdit

As of matches played 30 December 2017[68]
No. Pos. Name Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Total
               
2 DF   Bruno 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
3 DF   Gaëtan Bong 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
5 DF   Lewis Dunk 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
6 MF   Dale Stephens 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
8 MF   Jiří Skalák 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
11 MF   Anthony Knockaert 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
13 MF   Pascal Groß 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 FW   Glenn Murray 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
19 FW   José Izquierdo 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
20 MF   Solly March 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
22 DF   Shane Duffy 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
24 MF   Davy Pröpper 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 29 0 0 0 1 0 30 0

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