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Best Brighton players to sign on FPL in 2018/19 – The Complete Members’ Analysis

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.

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  1. Triggerlips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    This England game going be like Tottenham versus Burnley, but without Eriksen to unpick the lock.

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I like this England team, but I do feel like a creativity is lacking.I would've preferred getting at least one of Shelvey or Wilshere, who can make that Hollywood pass.
      That said, I'm sensing that Gareth got a trick up his sleeve. He's proven me wrong so many times over that past two years. I was so worried he'd be another yes man, a spineless servant of the FA. Glad to see a nice bloke like him having a decent WC! England for the win!

      1. Red Dagger ✪
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        I completely agree. I think this is why Kane was dropping so deep against Colombia. I'd like to see Ali replaced by RLC. Perhaps that would add something a little different to the mix...

        1. Triggerlips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Southgate the best manager we have had in a long time, while Kane has been a revelation. Like others though am worried the lack of a playmaker will be our undoing at some point. Trouble is there were none to choose from.

          Think with Alli we are just going to have to hope he plays himself into form as no disrespect to RLC he is not exactly a world beater

          1. mikess
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            I'd actually rather have Delph over RLC. RLC just doesn't have the experience

          2. Red Dagger ✪
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Agreed RLC isn't. We have no playmaker at all in the middle and Ali simply hasn't been on form for a while. I think the best way to go forward then without a creative player is speed and power. so that's players like RLC, Rashford and Sterling. It might get us past Sweden but I think it will be our undoing in the end.

            1. Triggerlips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              It is a shame Lallana did not progress this season as he would have been ideal. Barkley is another who has failed to fulfill promise and it difficult to see where the next decent playmaker will come from

              1. Red Dagger ✪
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Yeah I would like to have seen a fit Lallana in this team.

          3. Differential (c)
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Probably the reason why Gareth's tactics seem to focus on set pieces. A burst into the opposition territory through direct play can.yield a) a goal scoring opportunity or b) a foul leading to a set piece.
            Maybe he's putting team spirit and togetherness over talent? I wouldnt be surprised if Wilshere and Shlevey were the hotheads of the dressing room. Their obvious talents just didnt justify their inclusion as it mightve created the wrong type of atmosphere in the squad.

            1. Triggerlips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Yeah he may have found a way of working around their midfield deficiency, making the best of what he has to work with. Can see Croatia giving us plenty of problems if it pans out that way, that may be when we see what we are lacking, if only Modric was English

    2. mranonymous
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I actually feel as though Alli & Lingard are both capable creators. Not sure I agree with people saying creativity is our weakness

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Alli and Lingard can be creative in their own right. Im aware of the Kane-Alli combo,that is a big plus in favor of Alli.
        However, I was thinking of a more Deeplying Playmaker. Kind of like KdB for Belgium or Coutinho. Someone to dictate the play with an inspired long pass. That kind of player is what I feel missing.
        Hopefully, Im wrong and that wont be an issue. But with Croatia potentially in SF, and Modric and Rakitic vs Henderson and Lingard. . . . Idk, just a bit worried.

  2. Klein
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Any chance free transfer will be rolled over? I am good for this round with 1 remaining transfer. If i remove inui now ill have a budget headache

    1. Mr. Jenkins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Nope sorry

  3. Mr. Jenkins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Messi*, Lukaku, Kane
    D. Silva*, Coutinho, Quintero*, FODDER, FODDER
    Mojica*, Meunier, T. Silva, Dalsgaard, Cacares
    Muslera, FODDER

    Currently on taking in Trippier or Maguire in defence
    Modric and Pogba in midfielder
    That leaves me able to pick any attacker, who??

    Kicker: I have 8 total transfers left

  4. mikess
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Most of you must be in the same boat. Isco, Spanish defender and Quintero eliminated.

    Does anyone else see the Quintero price bracket as pointless?

    I'm considering getting another keeper for Olsen(Subasic owner) or upgrading Lukaku to Neymar over ditching Quintero

    1. Klein
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I am on the same boat except i have inui instead of spanish defender. Considering keepin inui coz i cant seem to fit anyone in due to budget

  5. S.Kuqi
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    6.5 for Sessegnon. Disapointment.

    Hope they don't release any more player prices. Ruins all the fun and amusement from the release date

    1. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I love it

      1. Triggerlips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah until saw this post did not realise they had been releasing prices. They could have at least waited until the world cup was finished.
        Lukaku 11 seems about fair and what would have expected, but we have no idea yet who Utd will buy this summer, sure to be a big name or Two coming in. All seems a bit premature

  6. Aubaaaaa
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Which defender to have?
    A. Trippier (have Kane and Lingard)
    B. Hernandez/Pavard if he plays (have Mbappe)

    1. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Tricky...have both. B if Cavani is out?

      1. Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        ...although Trippier might get attacking returns and have better fixtures.

    2. Lallana
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A

  7. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    How to use my FT..? Please pick one;

    A. Hazard (BRA) to Mbappe (URU)
    B. Suarez (FRA) to Neymar (BEL)
    C. Quintero (blank) to Betancour (FRA)

    Thanks.

    1. Lallana
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      V

      1. Lallana
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        B*

    2. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

  8. Lallana
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    This WC good to go?

    Lukaku (C1) Kane (C2) Perisic
    Coutinho Willian Pogba Carrasco Lingard
    Pavard Strinic Gimenez Granqvist Kutepov
    Muslera Olsen

    1. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      What's the minimum you can take through to semi?

      1. Lallana
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        12 but likely 13 if Russia lose using 5 FTs

        1. mikess
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Some decent punts. I'd personally hedge my bets a bit more but your strategy does make sense

    2. Legend of Rosický
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Giminez to Trippier, Carrasco to Bentancur, Kuteptov to Miranda
      Pogba to Modric, Perisic to Mbappe

      1. Lallana
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Not enough funds to do that

        Feel like Miranda is a good pick the way Brazil have kept cleansheets but can they contain Hazard?

        1. Legend of Rosický
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Id get 4.3 fodder in for Bentancur but make the rest of the changes

  9. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Score predictions for Belgium vs Brazil?

    1. Lallana
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      3-1 Brazil

    2. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      1-2(aet)

    3. speedyboyzz
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      2-3(aet)

    4. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      1-2

    5. Zilla
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      2-1 (aet)

      1. I am here to Michu
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        0-1 Brazil win
        Changed my mind after the Japan game

  10. subhojit123
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Hey friends, currently on following confusion. Can u guys please help -

    Costa out for -
    1. Mbappe - faces Uruguay who doesn't concede much. Definitely won't get spaces like he got against Portugal.
    2. Greizman - same logic as above.
    3. Neymar - lots of tricks, flicks. But hasn't scored big yet.

    Whom to go for?

    1. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      3

    2. rdamjan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      321

  11. Wijnaldum FC
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Neymar or Mbappe

    1. rdamjan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Neymar

  12. rdamjan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    I have 11 starters and 1 FT. Would you rather have backup keeper or defender?

    1. if GK only option Pickford (1st keeper Alisson), max 5.5
    2. defender max 5.8 (looking for URU or FRA defender)

    1. The Big Cheese
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A defender can replace a player in any position wheras a keeper can only replace a keeper.

  13. Wakanda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    So hard to earn points in MAC fantasy, taking a hit of -4 to swap "playing" player will be the worse decision ever. Am i right to say that ?

    1. The Big Cheese
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Pretty much. 4 points is a decent score from a player in this

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Unless the player you bring in brings you in more points than the player you took out after the -4.

      1. Wakanda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        assuming my playing player plays for 60 mins - 2 points
        my -4 "player" need 6 points to break even - that's technically a CS or a goal at the very minimium

  14. King Klopp
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    On a WC. Does this look gtg?

    Musrela Pickford
    Maguire Fagner Meunier Pavard Cartela
    Coutinho William Lingard Modric Claesson
    Lukaku Mbappe Kane

    1. Wakanda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      looks good , pretty template

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Exactly this. It does look decent, but because there are pretty much no players left to pick from we now have to consider what we want from the game.

        Are we at the top looking to win the Kia?
        Are we near the top looking to cut the lead down on the Kia?
        Are we ahead in mini leagues and wanting to keep the lead?
        Are we trying to catch up our rivals?
        Are w for some strange reasons playing for overall rank even though it doesn't save our history?

        The answers will determine what kind of squad you need.

    2. El Topo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Cartela? Is he Mexican 😉

    3. Legend of Rosický
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I want the Kia. Any advice? OR 93

  15. Klein
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Quintero + Inui + 2.0itb
    What is the best option
    Have cout, modrich, golovin already

    1. Prøfeßor Bear
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Lingard.

      1. Klein
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        And what about another free transfer?

  16. I am here to Michu
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Croatia vs Russia possible lineups anyone?
    Have Strinic. Worried.

  17. mranonymous
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Does Pavard keep his place?

    1. I am here to Michu
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      we'll know before the deadline.
      possibly, yes

    2. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Has a few mistakes, but was solid in general. Should start.

  18. I am here to Michu
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Replacing Isco, money no issue.

    A. Golovin
    B. Willian
    C. Pogba
    D. Lingard
    E. Rakitic

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      If money aint an.issue, Lingard.

      1. yakirh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Why Lingard?
        Played 120 mins
        Playing vs one of the best defensive team in the world

        1. Wakanda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 10 days ago

          positioning wise. all defenders on kane.

  19. I am here to Michu
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    2 FT done and side looks good. Now looking to improve on what I got. Still 3m in bank. Tempted for Hazard to Neymar and captaining him.

    1. Maverick
    2. Wise
    3. Could go Either way
    4. Not much difference

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      3

    2. yakirh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      2

  20. G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    FPL 2018/19 could launch as early as next Monday.
    Last year, FPL was launched five days after the first price announcement and the TV fixtures for August and September are due to be announced on Friday.
    https://twitter.com/BenCrellin/status/1014638190874058752?s=19

    1. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      It's coming home...

  21. JurgenRodgers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Have 1 Luxury transfer..

    (A) Nadez to Cherysev

    (B) Claesson - Golovin

  22. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Hi, which is better combo?

    A. Neymar, Golovin, Pavard
    B. Grizman, Willian, Pavard
    C. Mbappe, Willian, Miranda

    Cheers 🙂

    1. Wakanda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      in short, neymar , mbappe , griezman.
      Against solid def and a defense that let in 2 goals to japan.
      I suggest A.

  23. buzzkill
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Hi, what the best thing to do with my 2 FTs?

    Mbappe - Neymar - Lukaku
    Modric - Coutinho - Claesson - Isco(!) - Inui (!)
    Granqvist - Boyata - Fagner - Gimenez - Mina(!)
    Subasic - Armani(!)

    Without hits I can take 13 players into the quarters.
    Pick two

    A) Rakitic
    B) Willian
    C) Lingard

    1) Trippier
    2) Pavard

    Currently leading mini league by 10 points
    thanks

  24. WHY ALWAYS MESUT?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Christian Gross? Assuming that's a typo.

  25. Ronaldo7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Any love for schelotto as the cheapy defender this year? Bruno is now 37 so surely cant be first choice for much longer. Am i right in thinking Schelotto had actually edged Bruno out at the end of last year and it wasnt an injury which forced Bruno to be dropped?