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

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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 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.

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]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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

Out on loan[edit]

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

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

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

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

Loans in[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name From End date Ref.
25 July 2017 CF England Izzy Brown Chelsea 10 January 2018 [23][a]
31 August 2017 GK Netherlands Tim Krul Newcastle United 20 September 2017 [25][b]
29 January 2018 ST Argentina 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 out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 CB Norway Vegard Forren Norway Molde Released [27][a]
1 July 2017 CF England Chris O'Grady England Chesterfield Released [27][b]
1 July 2017 GK England David Stockdale England Birmingham City Free [30]
1 July 2017 RW England Joe Ward England Woking Free [31]
10 July 2017 LW Netherlands Elvis Manu Turkey Gençlerbirliği Free [32]
13 July 2017 RB England Rob Hunt England Oldham Athletic Undisclosed [33]
6 January 2018 LM Scotland Jamie Murphy Scotland Rangers Undisclosed [6][c]
25 January 2018 LW Democratic Republic of the Congo Kazenga LuaLua England 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 out[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name To End date Ref.
10 July 2017 ST England Jordan Maguire-Drew Lincoln City January 2018 [36]
12 July 2017 GK England Christian Walton Wigan Athletic 30 June 2018 [37]
25 July 2017 CM Northern Ireland Oliver Norwood Fulham 30 June 2018 [38]
31 July 2017 CF Kenya Jonah Ayunga Galway United 5 November 2017 [39]
1 August 2017 CB England Ben White Newport County 30 June 2018 [39]
4 August 2017 CB England Tom Dallison Accrington Stanley January 2018 [40]
4 August 2017 RB England Tyler Hornby-Forbes Accrington Stanley January 2018 [40]
11 August 2017 LW Democratic Republic of the Congo Kazenga LuaLua Queens Park Rangers 1 December 2017[a] [42]
15 August 2017 MF England Archie Davies Whitehawk January 2018 [43]
16 August 2017 CM Norway Mathias Normann Molde January 2018 [44]
25 August 2017 DM England Rohan Ince Bury 30 June 2018 [45]
31 August 2017 LB Republic of Ireland Rian O'Sullivan Worthing January 2018 [46]
31 August 2017 CM Republic of Ireland Richie Towell Rotherham United 30 June 2018 [46]
3 January 2018 ST England Jordan Maguire-Drew Coventry City 30 June 2018 [47]
19 January 2018 LW Netherlands 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]

Contracts[edit]

New contracts[edit]

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

Pre-season[edit]

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]

Competitions[edit]

Premier League[edit]

League table[edit]

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 summary[edit]

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 round[edit]

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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

Matches[edit]

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

FA Cup[edit]

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

EFL Cup[edit]

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 statistics[edit]

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 Australia Mathew Ryan 38 0 38 0 0 0 0 0
12 GK Finland Niki Mäenpää 2 0 0 0 0+1 0 1 0
26 GK Netherlands Tim Krul 5 0 0 0 4 0 1 0
Defenders
2 DF Spain Bruno 26 0 23+2 0 1 0 0 0
3 DF Cameroon Gaëtan Bong 28 0 25 0 1 0 2 0
4 DF Germany Uwe Hünemeier 6 0 0+1 0 3 0 2 0
5 DF England Lewis Dunk 39 1 38 1 1 0 0 0
18 DF England Connor Goldson 8 1 2+1 0 3 1 2 0
21 DF Italy Ezequiel Schelotto 23 0 15+5 0 2 0 1 0
22 DF Republic of Ireland Shane Duffy 38 0 37 0 1 0 0 0
23 DF England Liam Rosenior 6 0 1+2 0 1 0 2 0
29 DF Austria Markus Suttner 17 0 13+1 0 3 0 0 0
38 DF Czech Republic Aleš Matějů 2 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0
Midfielders
6 MF England Dale Stephens 39 1 36 0 3 1 0 0
7 MF Israel Beram Kayal 23 0 8+11 0 4 0 0 0
8 MF Czech Republic Jiří Skalák 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
11 MF France Anthony Knockaert 36 3 27+6 3 1 0 1+1 0
13 MF Germany Pascal Groß 39 7 35+3 7 1 0 0 0
20 MF England Solly March 40 1 18+18 1 3 0 0+1 0
24 MF Netherlands Davy Pröpper 40 0 35 0 1+3 0 0+1 0
47 MF Republic of Ireland Dessie Hutchinson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
49 MF Republic of Ireland Jayson Molumby 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Forwards
9 FW England Sam Baldock 5 0 0+2 0 1+2 0 0 0
10 FW Israel Tomer Hemed 19 2 9+7 2 2 0 1 0
16 FW Argentina Leonardo Ulloa 12 2 2+8 1 2 1 0 0
17 FW England Glenn Murray 38 14 25+10 12 1+2 2 0 0
19 FW Colombia José Izquierdo 36 5 23+9 5 1+2 0 1 0
25 FW Netherlands Jürgen Locadia 8 2 3+3 1 2 1 0 0
66 FW Republic of Ireland Aaron Connolly 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
70 FW England 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 Scotland Jamie Murphy 5 0 1+3 0 0 0 1 0
37 FW England Izzy Brown 13 0 4+8 0 1 0 0 0

Goalscorers[edit]

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 England Glenn Murray 12 2 0 14
2 MF 13 Germany Pascal Groß 7 0 0 7
3 FW 19 Colombia José Izquierdo 5 0 0 5
4 MF 11 France Anthony Knockaert 3 0 0 3
5 FW 10 Israel Tomer Hemed 2 0 0 2
FW 16 Argentina Leonardo Ulloa 1 1 0 2
FW 25 Netherlands Jürgen Locadia 1 1 0 2
8 DF 5 England Lewis Dunk 1 0 0 1
MF 6 England Dale Stephens 0 1 0 1
DF 18 England Connor Goldson 0 1 0 1
MF 20 England Solly March 1 0 0 1
FW 70 England James Tilley 0 0 1 1
Total 28 6 1 35

Clean sheets[edit]

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 Australia Mathew Ryan 8 0 0 8
12 Finland Niki Mäenpää 0 0 1 1
26 Netherlands Tim Krul 0 1 0 1

Disciplinary record[edit]

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

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