Leicester City recorded their first win of the season with goals from Shinji Okazaki and Harry Maguire inflicting Brighton’s second defeat in two games.
Leicester City v Brighton & Hove Albion
The Foxes will get the ball rolling with their home Premier League campaign this Saturday afternoon as the Seagulls visit Leicester for their first taste of traveling away from home in England’s top-flight.
Brighton & Hove Albion hosted one of the hot favourites for the Premier League title; Manchester City, as the newly promoted side made their debut in the 5.30pm late kick-off.
A sell-out crowd is expected at the AMEX for Brighton’s first Premier League fixture. Over 30,000 Seagulls fans are set to watch Brighton kick off against 2014 champions Man City, the game being 2017/18’s first Saturday late kick-off, shown live on BT Sport 1.
The break in play between seasons is usually the igniting spark preceding thousands of articles detailing EXACTLY who your club is going to sign, how much they are going to be paid p/week and how large the dent is to your chairman’s back pocket. Of course, they ultimately all sign for that team you (and Carlos Tevez) have never heard of over in China.
Will Newcastle United, Brighton and Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town survive their returns and first visits to the Premier League? 90MAAT’s Sam Hanys provides an insight to the statistics and likelihood of recently promoted teams surviving their first season.
Last season Brighton finally managed to clinch promotion to the Premier League after coming close on a number of occasions. Now the hard work starts and if they want to stay in the top tier of English football investment is unquestionably needed.