Brighton & Hove Albion 1, Leicester City 2: Lallana and Veltman shine as Seagulls suffer late heartbreak - player ratings

It was once again late heartbreak for Albion against Leicester City as the Seagull’s dropped more points from a winning position at the AMEX.

Saturday, 6th March 2021, 10:56 pm
Kelechi Iheanacho scores Leicester's first goal

Adam Lallana’s first goal for the club gave the hosts the lead but strikes from Kelechi Iheanacho and Daniel Amartey flipped the match on its head- which extended Brighton’s losing streak to three matches.

The defeat leaves Graham Potter’s side only three points above 18th placed Fulham, with both sides playing 27 matches.

Read below to find out who performed well and who needs to improve ahead of next week’s crucial clash at Southampton.

Sanchez rarely put a foot wrong throughout but was ultimately at fault for Leicester’s winner. The 6ft 5inches goalkeeper entered no-mans-land from a late Foxes corner and the ball flew over his head allowing Daniel Amartey to head home.
Once again effective in both defence and attack, Veltman is proving to be one of Albion’s greatest ever signings. Limited the Foxes attacks down the wing and looked assured throughout.
Impressively pocketed Jamie Vardy all night, and often scuppered the former England international. He may be slightly frustrated by not covering his centre-back partner for Leicester’s equaliser, but apart from that, another quality performance from one of Potter’s fledging Seagulls.
An uncharacteristically shaky night for Albion’s captain. After keeping Iheanacho relatively quiet early on, Dunk will be disappointed to have let the Nigeria international slip behind him and fire home the leveller.
Dealt with the threat from Marc Albrighton and Ricardo Pereira well, but didn’t offer his usual attacking outlet as often as we’ve accustomed to. This will be down to the formation switch to four at the back, however, but Albion missed his usual accurate crosses from deep.
With the three attackers sitting in front of him, Bissouma didn’t need to stamp his authority in the final third. As a result, he was able to dictate the tempo of the match, while showing the defensive qualities of his game.
Another unsung, but impressive, performance from Gross. As ever, the midfielder went about his job quietly and helped turn possession from defensive solidarity to attacking threat. Fastly becoming one of Potter’s most important assets.
Trossard wasn’t able to impact the match as much as he would have and grew in anonymity as the match progressed. He’ll need to show more if Albion are to claim three points at St Mary’s Stadium next weekend.
Mac Allister showed why he is one of the first names on Potter’s timesheet by leading the press well and mopping up any loose balls. Often asked questions of the Foxes defence, but perhaps wasn’t as effective in the final third as he previously has been.
Undoubtedly Lallana’s best performance in Albion colours. The former Liverpool midfielder showed calmness and quality on the ball and netted his first goal for the club after doing well to stay onside, before slotting the ball past Kasper Schmeichel.
Maupay repaid Potter’s faith in him to lead the line by assisting Lallana’s opener. He then thought he had doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time but had slightly veered into an offside position before firing into the net. Maupay became slightly more isolated during the second half.
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