Ridiculous xG stats sum up Brighton’s plight as Seagulls set PL record in wild West Brom defeat

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Ridiculous xG stats sum up Brighton’s plight as Seagulls set PL record in wild West Brom defeat

The incredible stretch of bad luck currently being endured by Brighton & Hove Albion continued this afternoon, as the seasiders fell to a concerning defeat at the hands of West Brom.

Bartley decides it

Graham Potter’s men made the trip to the Hawthorns a short time ago, for their latest Premier League outing.

The Seagulls headed into the clash desperate for a positive result, after failing to secure victories in any of their prior 3 outings in the English top-flight.

Such struggles, in turn, had seen Brighton dragged back into the thick of the relegation scrap ahead of kick-off this afternoon.

When all was said and done, though, as outlined above, Potter and co. again failed to steady the ship, en route to a potentially damaging 1-0 loss.

Kyle Bartley bagged the only goal of the game at the Hawthorns, rising highest to nod home Conor Gallagher’s corner with 11 minutes on the clock:

Sorry Seagulls

It is not the telling moment of the afternoon, however, which has since taken centre stage in the post-match chatter.

Instead, widespread discussion has surrounded Brighton’s frankly staggering recent run of misfortune/profligacy in front of goal.

The visitors missed a pair of penalties at the Hawthorns, first rattling the crossbar through Pascal Groß, before Danny Welbeck too struck the woodwork late on, to etch Brighton’s name into the Premier League’s history books, for all the wrong reasons:

The woes of Graham Potter’s men were not confined to the penalty spot, however, with Lewis Dunk having also seen a clever free-kick finish disallowed during the first-half, amid chaotic scenes involving referee Lee Mason and the VAR team at the Hawthorns:

In turn, on the back of another wild 90 minutes of action, a series of statistics have since come to the fore online, aptly summing up Brighton’s plight of late:

Even more alarming is the fact that the seaside outfit have now managed to score just a solitary goal from an expected 8 (EIGHT) across their last three outings:

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 26 36 62
2 Manchester United FC 25 21 49
3 Leicester City FC 25 17 49
4 West Ham United FC 26 9 45
5 Chelsea FC 25 16 43
6 Liverpool FC 25 11 40
7 Everton FC 24 4 40
8 Aston Villa FC 23 11 36
9 Tottenham Hotspur FC 24 10 36
10 Leeds United 25 0 35
11 Arsenal FC 25 5 34
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 25 -6 33
13 Crystal Palace FC 25 -14 32
14 Southampton FC 25 -12 30
15 Burnley FC 25 -12 28
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 25 -6 26
17 Newcastle United FC 25 -17 25
18 Fulham FC 25 -11 22
19 West Bromwich Albion 25 -36 14
20 Sheffield United FC 25 -26 11
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 17
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 15
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 11
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 8
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 8
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 8
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 8
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 8
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