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Sat 10 August 2019 15:00 View team сomparison
Referee
Craig Pawson
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1 hour coach
Distance
95 KM

Watford

Last updated: Sat 10 August 2019 08:41
In Brief

After memorable last season expectations are high. Not much strengthening in summer. Quina and 3 others sidelined. Welbeck also missing. Deulofeu passed fit.

Looking Back

Watford achieved their highest ever point tally in league last season, plus reached FA Cup final for first time in over 20 years and general feel at the end of May was joy and pride.

Played only 4 friendlies in pre-season, with last 3 of those won. Scored at least 1 goal in all of these games and continue to impress going forward.

Looking Ahead

Coach Gracia confirmed Deulofeu overcame injury on time and Spaniard expected to start despite Gray's good pre-season form.

Chalobah and 3 other fringe players only absentees.

Added experienced striker Danny Welbeck to squad + broke transfer record to bring in winger Sarr from Rennes! Former lacking fitness and not in consideration for selection.

Points of Interest

Just 1 goal conceded in last 5 clashes between sides, but still only 2 wins achieved (2 draws and 1 defeat).

Brighton and Hove Albion

Last updated: Sat 10 August 2019 08:44
In Brief

Changed managers after difficult last season. New coach using much more aggressive tactics. Schelotto, Bissouma and Izquierdo long-term absentees.

Looking Back

Brighton lucky to survive last season and somewhat expectedly changed managers in summer.

Since taking charge Potter made 3 big-money new signings and also changed formation.

Chose weaker teams for pre-season, but still won 4 of 5 friendlies.

Looking Ahead

Coach Potter set to use 3-4-3 formation with new winger Trossard and Locadia flanking veteran Murray up front.

Burn started all of last 3 friendlies as part of back 3 and he is likely to be selected ahead of Balogun, who had long summer break due to international commitments.

Schelotto, Bissouma and Izquierdo long-term absentees, while Gross not fitting in new system and likely to start campaign as impact substitute.

Points of Interest

Soon to be 36-years-old striker Murray has reached goals in double figures in all of his 3 seasons at Brighton. Before joining Seagulls he was unable to score more than 8 goals in any of previous 7 years!

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Transfer in
  • Ismaila Sarr (att) Rennes; Craig Dawson (def) WBA; Tom Dele-Bashiru (mid) Man City U23; Sam Dalby (att) Leeds; Danny Welbeck (att) free agent; Marvin Zeegelaar (def) Udinese – end of loan; Dimitri Foulquier (def) Getafe – end of loan; Stefano Okaka (att) Udinese – end of loan; Cucho Hernandez (att) Huesca – end of loan; Filip Stuparevic (att) Vozdovac – end of loan;
Transfer out
  • Miguel Britos (sp) (def) end of career; Tommy Hoban (def) released; Ben Wilmot (def) Swansea – on loan; Jerome Sinclair (att) VVV Venlo – on loan; Obbi Oulare (att) Standard Liege – loan made permanent; Kwasi Sibo (mid) Ibiza – on loan; Dodi Lukebakio (mid) Hertha Berlin;
Transfer in
  • Leandro Trossard (att) KRC Genk; Neal Maupay (att) Brentford; Adam Webster (def) Bristol City; Matt Clarke (def) Portsmouth; Ezequiel Schelotto (def) Chievo – end of loan; Tudor Baluta (mid) Viitorul – end of loan; Aaron Mooy (mid) Huddersfield - on loan; Romaric Yapi (def) PSG U19;
Transfer out
  • Bruno (sp) (def) end of career; Anthony Knockaert (sp) (mid) Fulham – on loan; Markus Suttner (def) Fortuna Dusseldorf – on loan; Alexis Mac Allister (mid) Boca Juniors – on loan; Viktor Gyokeres (att) St. Pauli – on loan; Percy Tau (att) Club Brugge – on loan; Matt Clarke (def) Derby – on loan; Biram Kayal (sp) (mid) Charlton - on loan;
Transfer in
  • Ismaila Sarr (att) Rennes; Craig Dawson (def) WBA; Tom Dele-Bashiru (mid) Man City U23; Sam Dalby (att) Leeds; Danny Welbeck (att) free agent; Marvin Zeegelaar (def) Udinese – end of loan; Dimitri Foulquier (def) Getafe – end of loan; Stefano Okaka (att) Udinese – end of loan; Cucho Hernandez (att) Huesca – end of loan; Filip Stuparevic (att) Vozdovac – end of loan;
Transfer out
  • Miguel Britos (sp) (def) end of career; Tommy Hoban (def) released; Ben Wilmot (def) Swansea – on loan; Jerome Sinclair (att) VVV Venlo – on loan; Obbi Oulare (att) Standard Liege – loan made permanent; Kwasi Sibo (mid) Ibiza – on loan; Dodi Lukebakio (mid) Hertha Berlin;

Brighton and Hove Albion

Last updated: Sat 10 August 2019 08:44
In Brief

Changed managers after difficult last season. New coach using much more aggressive tactics. Schelotto, Bissouma and Izquierdo long-term absentees.

Looking Back

Brighton lucky to survive last season and somewhat expectedly changed managers in summer.

Since taking charge Potter made 3 big-money new signings and also changed formation.

Chose weaker teams for pre-season, but still won 4 of 5 friendlies.

Looking Ahead

Coach Potter set to use 3-4-3 formation with new winger Trossard and Locadia flanking veteran Murray up front.

Burn started all of last 3 friendlies as part of back 3 and he is likely to be selected ahead of Balogun, who had long summer break due to international commitments.

Schelotto, Bissouma and Izquierdo long-term absentees, while Gross not fitting in new system and likely to start campaign as impact substitute.

Points of Interest

Soon to be 36-years-old striker Murray has reached goals in double figures in all of his 3 seasons at Brighton. Before joining Seagulls he was unable to score more than 8 goals in any of previous 7 years!

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Transfer in
  • Leandro Trossard (att) KRC Genk; Neal Maupay (att) Brentford; Adam Webster (def) Bristol City; Matt Clarke (def) Portsmouth; Ezequiel Schelotto (def) Chievo – end of loan; Tudor Baluta (mid) Viitorul – end of loan; Aaron Mooy (mid) Huddersfield - on loan; Romaric Yapi (def) PSG U19;
Transfer out
  • Bruno (sp) (def) end of career; Anthony Knockaert (sp) (mid) Fulham – on loan; Markus Suttner (def) Fortuna Dusseldorf – on loan; Alexis Mac Allister (mid) Boca Juniors – on loan; Viktor Gyokeres (att) St. Pauli – on loan; Percy Tau (att) Club Brugge – on loan; Matt Clarke (def) Derby – on loan; Biram Kayal (sp) (mid) Charlton - on loan;

Key

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Game Score
Round 1
Liverpool - Norwich City 4 - 1
West Ham United - Manchester City 0 - 5
Bournemouth - Sheffield United 1 - 1
Burnley - Southampton 3 - 0
Crystal Palace - Everton 0 - 0
Watford - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 3
Tottenham Hotspur - Aston Villa 3 - 1
Leicester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Arsenal 0 - 1
Manchester United - Chelsea 4 - 0
Round 2
Arsenal - Burnley 2 - 1
Aston Villa - Bournemouth 1 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - West Ham United 1 - 1
Everton - Watford 1 - 0
Norwich City - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Southampton - Liverpool 1 - 2
Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Sheffield United - Crystal Palace 1 - 0
Chelsea - Leicester City 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 1 - 1
Round 3
Aston Villa - Everton 2 - 0
Norwich City - Chelsea 2 - 3
Brighton and Hove Albion - Southampton 0 - 2
Manchester United - Crystal Palace 1 - 2
Sheffield United - Leicester City 1 - 2
Watford - West Ham United 1 - 3
Liverpool - Arsenal 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Manchester City 1 - 3
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Burnley 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Newcastle United 0 - 1
Round 4
Southampton - Manchester United 1 - 1
Chelsea - Sheffield United 2 - 2
Crystal Palace - Aston Villa 1 - 0
Leicester City - Bournemouth 3 - 1
Manchester City - Brighton and Hove Albion 4 - 0
Newcastle United - Watford 1 - 1
West Ham United - Norwich City 2 - 0
Burnley - Liverpool 0 - 3
Everton - Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 2
Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Round 5
Liverpool - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Burnley 1 - 1
Manchester United - Leicester City 1 - 0
Sheffield United - Southampton 0 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Crystal Palace 4 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Chelsea 2 - 5
Norwich City - Manchester City 3 - 2
Bournemouth - Everton 3 - 1
Watford - Arsenal 2 - 2
Aston Villa - West Ham United 0 - 0
Round 6
Southampton - Bournemouth -
Leicester City - Tottenham Hotspur -
Burnley - Norwich City -
Everton - Sheffield United -
Manchester City - Watford -
Newcastle United - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Crystal Palace - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
West Ham United - Manchester United -
Arsenal - Aston Villa -
Chelsea - Liverpool -
Round 7
Sheffield United - Liverpool -
Bournemouth - West Ham United -
Aston Villa - Burnley -
Chelsea - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Crystal Palace - Norwich City -
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton -
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Watford -
Everton - Manchester City -
Leicester City - Newcastle United -
Manchester United - Arsenal -
Round 8
Brighton and Hove Albion - Tottenham Hotspur -
Burnley - Everton -
Liverpool - Leicester City -
Norwich City - Aston Villa -
Watford - Sheffield United -
West Ham United - Crystal Palace -
Arsenal - Bournemouth -
Manchester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
Southampton - Chelsea -
Newcastle United - Manchester United -