Brighton and Hove Albion‘s debut season in the Premier League was an all-round success, with the Seagulls never seriously involved in the relegation shake-up at any point during the campaign.
Their players were an inexpensive source of Fantasy points too, with five Brighton assets breaking the 100-point mark in Fantasy Premier League.
Glenn Murray and Pascal Gross proved to be excellent value in attack and midfield, while Mathew Ryan, Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk were popular budget buys in defence.
However, Brighton’s away record was the worst in the Premier League in 2017/18, the Seagulls picking up just 11 points and scoring on only ten occasions on their travels last season.
The Seagulls’ form at the Amex Stadium was admirable, though, with only five teams losing on fewer occasions (four) than Chris Hughton’s side.
On paper, then, Brighton assets would have been best used in rotation. However, half of the Seagulls’ ten clean sheets came on the road, as did five of Murray’s 12 league goals.
Gross, at least, was a Fantasy asset who obliged a home/away rotation policy: only two of the 15 goals that the German midfielder was directly involved in (both of which were assists) were scored away from home.
With the pragmatic Chris Hughton at the helm for three-and-a-half years now, there should be no real tactical surprises from Brighton next season. What may change, of course, is the personnel. The arrival of Leon Balogun and Florin Andone will put pressure on the established centre-backs and strikers who are already at the club.
Members can read on to see our full analysis of Brighton’s underlying statistics in 2017/18, which will give Fantasy bosses a heads-up on which players to consider for the coming season.
World Cup Data
We’re delighted to offer World Cup data as an early addition to our regular season offering to help those playing Fantasy games over the summer.
We’ve secured Opta data, not only for the tournament itself, but also from the Qualifying Rounds for Europe and South America and for international friendlies involving the participating nations. This includes all the matches played right up to the tournament kick-off.
Just to stress, this World Cup offering comes packaged with the regular Fantasy Football Scout membership.
Check out this new trailer detailing the World Cup content below…
McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy
Join our McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy league ‘FantasyFootballScout’ using the code: HEWJPVYR
Fantasy Football Scout is supporting Fantasy iTeam, a free World Cup game available on a number of mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPodTouch and Android. We have an official Fantasy Football Scout League open to UK users only, with a £1000 of Amazon vouchers to give out, split between the top three performers. There’s also the small matter of £10k worth of prizes available in the main competitions: Overall World Championship and Manager of the Gameround.
Click here for details and here to sign up.
Our League name is Fantasy Football Scout and the pin is 1887.
Please note, users must be over 18 and based in the UK to join our league.