Post-match report for our last game: Leicester, Saturday, 6th March 2021

PREMIER LEAGUE 20/21: Brighton V Leicester - 6/3/21, P27.


* * * ALBION DOWN THE PAN AGAIN * * *

RESULT: 1-2 ~ Lallana . (h-t 1-0) . SHAPE: 4-3-3


VENUE: the Amex, Falmer - fourteenth home match of twenty-seven fixtures to date . Saturday 8pm.
Game played behind closed doors due to covid lockdown restrictions.
PRE-MATCH: Brighton fans looking at quarterly stats saw a need to up the ante approaching the
three-quarters stage.
If obtaining nine wins in total again by end of this season, it requires four victories
from twelve remaining Prem contests.
Nothing less would merely confirm a disappointing fourth campaign.
WEATHER: cold & clear evening.

GRAHAM POTTER has a media persona as a man of reason and publicly would not pillory referees,
coaches, individual players nor especially the tea lady and cleaner, who empties his waste basket.
Those discarded scribbling of notes remain confidential, while the tea was just how he likes it - when
compiling this team-sheet that on paper appears... reasonable.

TEAM . . . . . . . . 26 Sanchez
. . 34 Veltman, 3 White, 5 Dunk, 33 Burn
. . . . 13 Gross, 8 Bissouma, 10 Mac Allister
. . . . . 11 Trossard, 14 Lallana, 9 Maupay

BENCH: 23 Steele, 15 Moder, 19 Izquierdo, 24 Propper, 22 Tau, 29 Zeqiri.
17 Alzate (68), 18 Welbeck (79), 16 Jahanbakhsh (91).


GOALS: 1-0 - 10 . LALLANA opens his elite account following useful forward work by Maupay & Burn .
1-1 - 62 . quality play from the away side restored parity after Seagulls defence was split apart.
1-2 - 87 . a howler by Sanchez gifts travellers the lead.


INCIDENTS: 6 - Gross close . 15 - Lallana blocked . 18 - Sanchez hurt . 36 - Sanchez superb save .
40 - Lallana hits post . 43 - Maupay o/s . 52 - visitors miss . 76 - Veltman blocked . 80 - Lallana dig parried .
86 - VAR check . 89 - visitors pop over . 90 - Burn miss.

YELLOWS: none.

SUBS: 68 - Alzate for Mac Allister . 79 - Welbeck for Maupay . 91 - Jahanbakhsh for Bissouma.


TIMELINE: the early goal went to hosts determination and set up possibility of controlling rest of the first half.
At the interval locals led and thus far were worthy of an impressive performance across all positions.
From beginning of the second period travellers showed more intent to level.
Seagulls struggled to replicate opening forty-five minutes going forwards and got forced back. Tactically Foxes were now superior from change of shape.
Potter responded with an alteration in midfield. Ebb & floe ensued while the game hung in balance.
Hosts fell behind and with time running out were chasing the game once more at home.


FUNDAMENTALS: poss 37%-63%, on target 2-4, off target 5-4, corners 6-6,
fouls 14-8, yellows 0-1, subs 3-2, shape 433-3142 . . . . gd-8 pt26 po16.

CONSEQUENCES: a result at this juncture which exposes failure to provide a consistent display
over ninety minutes that will collect at least a point.
The manager has to review on-field changes in play and lack of experience at this level is showing to detriment.

FS


EXTRA BROWSING: via Stats page -
all History & Travel, E talk, Squad and Archive - Players apps/goals and updated Clubs records.



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