Brighton are in their second season in the premier league, having been promoted from the championship in the 2016/17 season, in their first season in the premier league they finished a very respectable 15th position, despite this, Brighton are one of the favourites to be relegated.
The boards expectation is to avoid relegation from the premier league, which with the number of other quality teams in the premier league this season, will be a difficult expectation to accomplish.
This is likely going to be a long hard season and if you survive the season still in the premier league, it would be a very good achievement.
Transfer & Wage budget
Transfer budget: £4.8M
Wage Budget: £1.083M p/w (£36K p/w remaining)
Brighton have already invested heavily in the transfer market, having spent £58M, most notably on Alireza Jahanbakhsh (£17M), Yves Bissouma (£14M) and Bernardo (£9M).
with only £4.8M transfer budget remaining, you will need to sell some players to raise some money, if you want to sign any big signings in the first season.
Davy Pröpper – (CA 143 – PA 146)
Davy Propper joined Brighton last season for £10M and had a very good season making 31 league appearances, he’s more of a creative player than a ball winning midfielder, so would need a more defensive minded midfielder sitting next to him, so you don’t get ripped apart through the middle of the pitch.
Propper is one of the best players in the Brighton team, so you should find a way of utilizing his qualities if you want Brighton to be successful.
Best Attributes – Vision (16), Concentration (16), First Touch (16), Passing (16), Technique (15).
Florin Andone – (CA 139 – PA 151)
Florin Andone is a new signing this season and was signed as the potential long term replacement for Glen Murray, Andone is however a different style of player, he’s not physical like Murray, but does have good movement and on the ball attributes, he’s also got all the attributes of a tireless running forward who will keep chasing down the opponents.
Best Attributes – Determination (17), Work Rate (17), Aggression (17), Bravery (16), Teamwork (16).
Lewis Dunk – (CA 138 – PA 150)
Lewis Dunk has been at the heart of the Brighton defense for a few seasons now, he’s not only a big strong defender who is able to bully opponents, he’s also got good on the ball attributes, so he can easily pass the ball out of the back.
Dunk is 26-years-old so should still be able to improve and reach his 150 potential ability.
Best Attributes – Bravery (17), Jumping Reach (16), Tackling (15), Heading (14), Passing (14).
The Brighton transfer policy over the past few seasons is the sign players who are already in or very close to their prime, therefore they don’t have many players who are in the senior team who are young with a massive amount of potential, they do however have some players currently out on loan which may be able to get into the first team in the next couple of seasons.
Billy Arce – (CA 119 – PA 141)
Billy Arce is out on loan in the first season to Club Sport Emelec in Ecuador Serie A, when he returns he’ll be fairly close to the quality required to play in the first team, but at 19-years-old he has a lot of time for improvement so it might be worth sending him back out on loan for one more season before introducing him to the senior team.
Best Attributes – Natural Fitness (16), Dribbling (15), Pace (15), Crossing (14), Technique (14).
Anders Dreyer – (CA 120 – PA 140)
Anders Dreyer is another Brighton younster out on loan, he’s currently on loan to Ladbrokes Premier team St. Mirren, similar to Arces situation, Dreyer would benefit from next season out on loan too before being introduced into the senior team.
Best Attributes – Flair (15), Acceleration (15), Long Shots (14), Teamwork (14), Agility (14).
Alexis Mac Allister – (CA 119 – PA 144)
Alexis Mac Allister was signed for £6.5M from Argentinos Jrs and has been loaned straight back to the Argentine Premier Division club for the 2018/19 season, He’s a attacking midfielder who is also able to play on either side, all the attributes of a quality attacking midfielder with good dribbling, passing and shooting attributes
Best Attributes – Determination (16), Vision (16), Technique (15), Dribbling (14), Long Shots (14), Passing (14).
Players to consider selling
Brighton have a few players over the age of 30 who could do with being replaced, although you might not get much money for these players, getting them out of your team will at the very least give more wage budget to play with and it also allows some of the younger players to get more game time.
Bruno – (CA 131 – PA 139)
The 37-year-old full back may well retire at the end of the season anyway, however if he decides to continue playing he would be a player worth trying to move on.
If Bruno doesnt retire, his attributes will most likely get worse and given that he’s already second choice to Martin Montoya, Bruno would be unlikely to get any game time.
Even if you are not able to get any money for Bruno, his £32K p/w wages could be put to good use elsewhere.
Wage: £32K p/w
Tomer Hemed – (CA 127 – PA 144)
Tomer Hemed is now 31-years-old and is past his prime, Hemed is currently on loan to QPR for the season, however once we returns is is definitely a player worth trying to sell, if you can get anywhere near his £6.5M valuation, it would be a good bit of business.
Wage: £20K p/w
Ezequiel Schelotto – (CA 128 – PA 146)
Ezequiel Schelotto was signed by Brighton in 2017/18 for £2.6M, after only 20 appearances, he’s been sent out on loan to Chievo in the 2018/19 season.
With Martin Montoya already in the team and Ales Mateju returning at the end of 2018/19 season, Schelotto will be the third or even fourth choice right-back.
Wage: £32K p/w
Players to consider signing
Brighton are short in Centre backs, other than Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy, they don’t really have anyone else who would be good enough against other premier league teams, signing a new centre back should be one of the priorities.
Diego Llorente (CA 145 – PA 153)
Diego Llorente would be a really good improvement to the Brighton Defence, the 24-year-old spanish central defender has good all-round attributes and with a potential ability of 153, he could be good enough for any premier league team.
you can expect to sign Llorente for as little as £11.5M, which for a player of his quality is a real bargain, with the biggest sticking point being his £60K p/w wage demands which might be difficult to match.
Best Attributes – Natural Fitness (17), Work Rate (16), Bravery (15), Balance (15), Pace (15).
Wage: £28K p/w
Expected transfer cost: £11.5M.
Expected wage cost: £60k p/w with additional bonuses and clauses.
Filip Benkovic (CA 126 – PA 162)
Filip Benkovic is out on loan to Celtic in the first season, so wouldnt be available for transfer until the second season, however Benkovic would be worth the wait, he’s exactly the type of player Brighton would typically go after, a traditional No-Nonsense Centre-Back with fantastic Aerial and defensive ability.
He is the most expensive option, with Leicester unlikely to sell him for less than £25M and wage demands in excess of £50K p/w
Best Attributes – Heading (18), Jumping Reach (18), Tackling (15), Determination (15), Aggression (15).
Wage: £30K p/w
Expected transfer cost: £25M+ with additional clauses
Expected wage cost: £50K p/w with additional bonuses and clauses
Víctor Ruiz (CA 145 – PA 153)
Victor Ruiz is another option at Centre-Back, The spanish defender is contracted to Villareal but would be available for approx. £9M, he’s older than Llorente, so would a backup option if Llorente finds too difficult to sign.
Wage: £33.5K p/w
Expected transfer cost: £9M
Expected wage cost: £60K p/w with additional bonuses and clauses
FM19 Brighton First Team Squad
|Shane Duffy||26||D (C)||136||140||£15.25M||15,250,000||£45,000|
|Lewis Dunk||26||D (C)||138||150||£16.75M||16,750,000||£48,000|
|Dan Burn||26||D (C)||120||126||£4.1M||4,100,000||£16,000|
|Ezequiel Schelotto||29||D/WB/M/AM (R)||128||146||£7.25M||7,250,000||£32,000|
|Tudor Băluţă||19||D (C), DM||116||140||£2.9M||2,900,000||£9,000|
|Leon Balogun||29||D (RC), WB (R)||126||126||£7.75M||7,750,000||£22,000|
|Markus Suttner||31||D/WB (L)||125||129||£3.3M||3,300,000||£27,000|
|Bernardo||23||D (RL), DM, M (C)||132||146||£12M||12,000,000||£27,000|
|Ales Mateju||22||D (RL), WB (R)||118||138||£3.2M||3,200,000||£14,750|
|Gaëtan Bong||30||D/WB (L)||128||129||£6.75M||6,750,000||£22,000|
|Martín Montoya||27||D (RL), WB (R)||137||153||£13.75M||13,750,000||£50,000|
|Beram Kayal||30||DM, M (C)||132||138||£6M||6,000,000||£27,000|
|Dale Stephens||28||DM, M (C)||133||135||£14M||14,000,000||£32,000|
|Yves Bissouma||21||M (C)||128||150||£12M||12,000,000||£27,000|
|Davy Pröpper||26||M/AM (C)||143||146||£17.5M||17,500,000||£48,000|
|Richie Towell||26||M/AM (C)||115||124||£2.1M||2,100,000||£8,000|
|Anthony Knockaert||26||M (R), AM (RC)||136||142||£17M||17,000,000||£38,000|
|Pascal Groß||27||M/AM (C)||141||150||£21.5M||21,500,000||£53,000|
|Anders Dreyer||20||M (R), AM (RLC), ST (C)||120||140||£1M||1,000,000||£12,000|
|Solly March||23||M (RL), AM (RLC)||131||141||£13.25M||13,250,000||£32,000|
|Alireza Jahanbakhsh||24||M (RL), AM (RLC)||135||139||£16.25M||16,250,000||£50,000|
|José Izquierdo||25||M (L), AM (LC), ST (C)||134||137||£15.5M||15,500,000||£48,000|
|Billy Arce||19||M/AM (L), ST (C)||119||160||£2.7M||2,700,000||£3,000|
|Alexis Mac Allister||19||AM (C)||119||160||£4.1M||4,100,000||£10,000|
|Jürgen Locadia||24||AM (L), ST (C)||132||138||£14M||14,000,000||£48,000|
|Percy Tau||24||AM (RLC), ST (C)||125||138||£7.75M||7,750,000||£16,000|
|Glenn Murray||34||ST (C)||134||134||£1.5M||1,500,000||£32,000|
|Tomer Hemed||31||ST (C)||127||144||£6.5M||6,500,000||£20,000|
|Jan Mlakar||19||ST (C)||115||160||£1M||1,000,000||£8,000|
|Florin Andone||25||ST (C)||139||151||£19.25M||19,250,000||£42,000|
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