The club’s leading PL scorer, with 11 goals, Murray makes up for a lack of pace with positional instinct.
He is one of the best strikers in the country at drifting into the penalty box unnoticed and evading defenders to attack crosses.
Sense of anticipation
When winning penalties against West Ham and Swansea, which he converted, he popped up behind a player who then fouled him.
The 34-year-old is astute at anticipating where crosses will go, and most of his chances arrive from wide areas, including six of his goals.
Four Brighton players have created two or more chances for Murray this term and three are wingers. The other, Pascal Gross, is the team’s best crosser.
When Hughton’s men are running down the flanks this weekend, Huddersfield’s centre-backs would be advised to get tight to Murray.
Chances created for Murray
|Player||Chances created||Open play||Set-pieces|
The Seagulls striker has a cool head and does not snatch at his chances. He has hit the target with 57.5 per cent of his shots.
He has also forced the most saves at Brighton this season, and his 28 per cent chance-conversion rate is creditable too.
Most accurate Brighton players
|Shots on target||Conversion rate|
|Glenn Murray||23||Jurgen Locadia||33%|
|Pascal Gross||15||Glenn Murray||28%|
|Jose Izquierdo||11||Pascal Gross||21%|
|Anthony Knockaert||11||Tomer Hemed||15%|
Murray’s desire to play on the shoulder of defenders can sometimes backfire.
But he has a sixth sense for where the ball will drop inside the box and, once he has a sight of goal, he has the confidence to score with either foot or his head.
Huddersfield Town must be careful not to underestimate or lose sight of Murray at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.