2022-23 was a magical season on England’s south coast when Brighton, under the guidance of new manager Roberto De Zerbi, achieved European football for the first time in the club’s history after finishing 6th in the table while producing some of the most scintillating possession-based football anywhere in Europe.
That hallmark has already gotten the club up and running in 2023-24 after the Seagulls trounced Premier League newcomers Luton Town when they ran out 4-1 winners at the Amex, with a scoreline that could have seen five or six put past the Hatters before the match concluded.
Despite losing Moisés Caicedo, Alexis Mac Allister, and Robert Sánchez to Chelsea and Liverpool respectively, Brighton’s additions to the senior setup have already looked the part after João Pedro, Mahmoud Dahoud, and James Milner all featured well on matchday one.
With the European campaign beginning in earnest in September, De Zerbi will no doubt be hoping to extract maximum points on the domestic front before the club’s depth is tested, with some pundits expecting the club to drop out of the top six on the back of double commitments in their fixture list. Still, Brighton should look to impress all season, and that trend should continue into the weekend despite Wolves’ very credible performance against Manchester United.
Roberto De Zerbi has only minimal concerns coming into a weekend clash away from the south coast when Brighton head to the Molineux to lock horns with a considerably improved Wolves outfit.
Polish jack of all trades Jakub Moder is the lone guaranteed absentee on the day for the Italian tactician, while Adam Lallana and Adam Webster are in line to face late fitness assessments to gauge if they can take some part in proceedings this weekend.
Expect an unchanged XI to the side that ran out 4-1 winners against Premier League debutants Luton Town at the Amex on matchday one, with summer signings João Pedro (who scored last weekend), Mahmoud Dahoud, and James Milner will likely retain their places in the XI.