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21 June 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Ezequiel Schelotto in action against Stoke City.

After arriving from Sporting Lisbon on the final day of the summer transfer window, Ezequiel Schelotto made his Premier League debut as a late substitute against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Schelotto then started back-to-back games for the Seagulls in December - against Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur - but Chris Hughton’s side were beaten on both occasions.

Despite losing 4-0 when Chelsea visited the Amex Stadium in January, Schelotto impressed down the flank with a hard-working performance, after also showing his attributes in Albion’s 2-2 draw against AFC Bournemouth.

Chelsea’s visit was the start of ten consecutive starts in the Premier League for Schelotto - a run which included home victories over West Ham United, Swansea City and Arsenal.

Schelotto's impressive form and hard-working style of play rapidly made him a favourite with Albion supporters, as he frequently broke forward and provided deliveries in the final third.

But after Albion’s 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, Bruno was recalled to the side and Schelotto was made to settle for a place on the bench in four of Albion’s five remaining games.

Schelotto’s final appearance of the season came against Liverpool at Anfield, once Albion’s Premier League survival had already been confirmed following the 1-0 win against Manchester United.

The energetic right-back also played three times in cup competitions, as he lined up against Crystal Palace and Manchester United in the Emirates FA Cup, after playing against AFC Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup

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