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2017/18 PLAYER FOCUS: DAVY PROPPER

25 June 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Davy Propper in action for Brighton & Hove Albion.

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Davy Propper played 35 top-flight matches during his debut season in England having joined the club from PSV Eindhoven last August.

 

The Dutchman formed a successful partnership with fellow central midfielder Dale Stephens for Chris Hughton’s men during the club’s first Premier League season, playing in all nine of the side’s victories during the course of the league campaign.

 

Whilst Stephens made the most passes in the side with a total of 1,757, Propper was close behind in the charts, making 1,387. He also made 60 interceptions and 73 tackles in the middle of the pitch - further highlighting his importance to Albion during the season.

 

Propper claimed his first of four assists across the campaign in the 3-0 win over West Ham United at the London Stadium, before having another helping hand with his second assist in the 2-2 draw with Stoke City at the Amex Stadium at the end of November.

 

The summer arrival would continue to be an integral part of the side as the season entered the New Year and 2018, claiming his third assist in the reverse fixture against West Ham United as the Seagulls ran out impressive 3-1 winners over David Moyes’s side on home soil.

 

 

A red card in the 1-1 draw at home to Huddersfield Town at the start of April meant Propper missed three matches during the penultimate month of the season - against Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley respectively, before returning to the fold in the survival sealing 1-0 home win over Manchester United at the Amex Stadium.

 

His final assist of the 2017/18 season came in the side’s last away game against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, as he stood the ball up to the back post to allow Leonardo Ulloa to head Albion back on level terms at 1-1, before the champions went on to seal a 3-1 win.


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