In their first season with new manager Graham Potter, Brighton have had a decent start to the Premier League season. With six points under their belt after the first seven matches, there were still questions regarding the team’s performance. Nonetheless, the South Coast side welcomed Champions League finalist Tottenham Hotspur to their home Amex Stadium.

Some would think this might be the chance for Tottenham to shake off their losses to Colchester and Bayern München with a comfortable win. But things happened in the opposite way on the field when Neal Maupay opened the score in the third minute. The home side didn’t stop there as young Irish striker Aaron Connolly completed Brighton’s win with a brace.

This tactical analysis will provide an analysis of Brighton’s 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Meanwhile, using statistics, we will point out what went wrong for Mauricio Pochettino’s tactics against Graham Potter’s tactics.


Potter decided to shake up his team a bit, with the most noticeable change occurring in the team’s formation. From a 3-5-1-1 against Chelsea, he switched back to an original 4-4-2 with Lewis Dunk and Adam Webster paired up as centre-backs. Since Shane Duffy was absented through a calf injury, the former Bristol City defender remained Dunk’s colleague in this match.

Dan Burn, though, was moved into a left-back instead of being a centre-back similar to the match against Chelsea. Davy Pröpper was a doubt for this match and Potter went for youngster Steven Alzate to replace his spot.

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