Brighton & Hove Albion Squad 2019/20 – First Team 2019/20
Brighton & Hove Albion squad – new players in and out 2019/20. Here is the Brighton & Hove Albion FC Squad 2019/20 (First Team).
Brighton & Hove Albion have been improving their squad all summer ahead of the 2019/20 season. It was a very busy summer for the Seagulls, manager Chris Hughton left the club after spending over £36 million on new players last summer as the Seagulls only managed to collect 17th in the league, just two points above the relegation zone. However, they made only three signings in the January transfer window to add more strength to their squad for the rest of the season and the squad were already struggling before that.
Albion finished second in the Championship in 2016/17, losing out on the title on the last day as an injury-time goal from Jack Grealish saw them drop points to Aston Villa and hand first place to Newcastle United. Since then they qualified and had a decent 2017-18 season in the league finishing 15th on 40 points, 7 ahead of relegation level.
Hence for the Seagulls board, there was no improvement but rather a drop in standard from the previous season when they finished 17th last season.
However, they enjoyed an excellent couple of years still and are deservedly now at the top level. In Hughton, they had one of England’s most positive managers and attractive brand of football that won many admirers this season. They have plenty of quality too with players such as Anthony Knockaert, Lewis Dunk and World Cup star Jose Izquierdo. New boss Graham Potter who has taken over has done well with the squad though. They have 6 points from 6 matches in a tough league so far and sit on 15th position.
Brighton play at the Amex Stadium, moving in 2011 from their former home the Withdean. The place will be packed out week in week out this season as they host Premier League football for the second time. The question now is can they maintain their top flight status and establish themselves among the country’s elite for years to come?
Brighton & Hove Albion Squad 2019/20
We take a look at the Seagulls’ squad below. The Brighton & Hove Albion squad line up 2019/20 season will consist of these players.
Brighton & Hove Albion FC Goalkeepers 2019/20
- Mathew Ryan
- Jason Steele
- David Button
Brighton and Hove Albion brought in two experienced stoppers over last summer, with two English goalkeepers coming in- Jason Steele and David Button. It looks as if Matthew Ryan will be the first choice goalkeeper this season after a couple of fine seasons in the Premier League last season and the one before that.
Brighton & Hove Albion squad Defenders 2018/2019
- Dan Burn
- Ezequiel Schelotto
- Adam Webster
- Tudor Baluta
- Alex Cochrane
- Haydon Roberts
- Gaeten Bong
- Lewis Dunk
- Shane Duffy
- Leon Balogun
- Martin Montoya
It was Brighton’s defence that played a real key part in their promotion in their successful Championship season. Captain Bruno Saltor was a cult hero amongst fans and had top-level experience in Spain with Valenciabut has now parted ways with the club. The likes of Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy excelled in the Championship for a number of years and have adapted really well to the Premier League as well. Brighton are known for digging in deep and maintaining a mean defence. In summer 2018, Brighton signed Brazilian full-back Bernardo and Nigerian Super Eagles centre-back Leon Balogun. They also brought in a quality right back in Martin Montoya who has been giving the veteran Bruno healthy competition last season. Dynamic defender Schelotto was a smart player all along and has done well in random bursts but despite having so much talent he has failed to be consistent to guarantee a starting sport.
Brighton & Hove Albion FC Midfielders
- Dale Stephens
- Pascal Gross
- Solomon March
- Davy Propper
- Leandro Trossard
- Aaron Mooy
- Andrew Crofts
- Jordan Davies
- Yves Bissouma
In midfield, Brighton are not short of good players. French playmaker Anthony Knockaert was instrumental in their promotion campaign with 15 goals and was the star man for Chris Hughton’s side. However, ever since the promotion Knockaert has had a lot of chances to prove his worth in the big league but failed to keep up or show signs of his prior good form. He has now been sent out on loan to Fulham. Dutch international Davy Propper had an excellent first season in the Premier League for Brighton and followed it up with a decent last season as well. Meanwhile, Brighton signed Yves Bissouma from LOSC Lille for a club record fee of £17 million and the midfielder is yet to live up to his money’s worth. They have also brought in Max Sanders from their Reserve side to add depth to their squad.
Brighton & Hove Albion FC Forwards
- Glenn Murray
- Jose Izquierdo
- Neal Maupay
- Aaron Conolly
- Steven Alzate
- Alireza Jahanbakhsh
The form of strike pairing Tomer Hemed and Glenn Murray played a big part in Brighton’s promotion in 2016-17. However, with Hemed now plying his trade for Queens Park Rangers in the Championship on loan, Murray is having to shoulder the responsibility of scoring the goals for the Seagulls and he is doing a good job. In Jose Izquierdo, they have another exciting option, the Colombian joining for a club record fee during the summer transfer window 2017 from Belgian side Brugge. In summer 2018, Brighton signed Florin Andone for £5.25 million. The Seagulls have also brought in young Viktor Gyokeres from the U23 side to increase squad depth in the attacking department. However, another club record signing in Locadia also failed for them making their front line a reason of real worry. Locadia did score an important goal last season that got them to Wembley but is now out on loan at Bundesliga side 1899 Hoffenheim.