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Best Brighton players for Double Gameweek 36

By The Scout 10 May 2023

The Scout assesses who to target for the Seagulls' matches against Arsenal and Newcastle

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The Scout assesses the prospects of Brighton & Hove Albion players ahead of their Double Gameweek 36 against Arsenal and Newcastle United.

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Jason Steele (£4.0m) has been Brighton’s top-performing player in their last four matches.

The goalkeeper has collected 23 points, despite scoring an own goal and conceding five against Everton in Gameweek 35.

Steele's two clean sheets, a penalty save and five bonus points highlight his huge value at a cost of only £4.0m in Fantasy.

Alexis Mac Allister (£5.5m) has also impressed, thanks in part to his penalty duties.

The Argentinian has recently been moved from a No 10 role into central midfield yet he has still scored twice, including his spot-kick against Manchester United in Double Gameweek 34.

Top scorers GW32-35
Brighton G A Starts Sub apps Mins/app Pts
Steele 0 0 4 0 90 23
Mac Allister 2 0 3 1 74.3 22
Gross 2 1 4 0 90 21
Welbeck 2 1 3 1 50.8 19

By contrast, wingers Kaoru Mitoma (£5.6m) and Solly March (£5.3m) have managed just one assist apiece, with the latter now a doubt for Double Gameweek 36 due to a hamstring problem.

Brighton’s busy schedule, which also includes a Double Gameweek 37, makes Mac Allister the go-to replacement – indeed, over 37,000 managers have already made that direct swap with March in the Gameweek.

Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard (£6.7m) is another strong option as a March alternative under £7.0m, having delivered back-to-back double-figure hauls. 

Mitoma's 27.9 per cent backers, meanwhile, should still be encouraged by his statistics. His nine shots in the box in this period are more than any other Brighton player.

Elsewhere in attack for Brighton, Danny Welbeck (£6.5m) and Pascal Gross (£5.4m) have each been involved in a team-high three goals in their last four matches.

Managers should be aware that Welbeck's pitch time is clearly being managed, the forward averaging only 50.8 minutes per appearance.

The team statistics look promising for managers keen to invest in the Seagulls’ attackers in the coming period.

Attacking stats last four matches 
  Total PL rank
Goals 9 =4
Shots 84 1st
Shots in box 58 1st
Big chances 16 3rd
Shots on target 26 2nd

Brighton have produced more shots and shots in the box than any other side over their last four matches, while they also place among the top three for big chances and shots on target. 

Conversely, the numbers suggest Roberto De Zerbi’s men have been a little fortunate to keep two clean sheets in their last four outings.

Brighton place between seventh and 10th for conceding big chances, shots, shots in the box and shots on target.

Defensive stats last four matches
  Total PL rank
Goals 8 =10th
Big chances 9 =9th
Shots in box 48 7th
Big chances 33 9th
Shots on target 17 =7th

Another key factor is Brighton’s schedule, with both of their fixtures on the road. 

Crucially, Brighton are far more reliable in defence at the Amex Stadium this season.

They have recorded nine clean sheets at home, bettered only by the 10 of Man Utd and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

By contrast, they have kept just two clean sheets in away fixtures, better only than the one of Leeds United and Wolves. 

That suggests managers should think twice before bringing in a Brighton defender for Double Gameweek 36, particularly for a points hit.

Also in this series 

Part 1: Best Newcastle players for Double Gameweek 36

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