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6 March 2018

Davy Propper, Tim Krul and Jose Izquierdo in action for Albion this season.

As Brighton & Hove Albion prepared for their first season in the Premier League, recruitment was always going to play a part in the club’s battle to compete in England’s top flight - and here’s a look at how some of the newest arrivals have taken to life on the south coast.

Davy Propper

The central midfielder has formed a special relationship with Dale Stephens in the heart of Albion’s midfield this season - featuring in all 29 Premier League matches so far, with his only substitution coming in the closing stages against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

Propper has shown calmness in possession and also the eye for an attacking pass - with the Dutchman setting up three goals for his team-mates, while still looking for his first Albion strike.

With a 79% pass success rate and 64.8% for long passes, Propper has pulled the strings alongside Stephens in the centre of the park, also providing defensive cover throughout the campaign.

Tim Krul

The goalkeeper has been limited to few appearances since arriving from Newcastle United, due to the excellent form of Ryan, who has given his colleagues few chances to seize an opportunity between the sticks.

Krul kept a clean sheet against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium in the FA Cup, before also shutting out Coventry City in the 45 minutes he played at the Amex Stadium in the fifth round.

The Dutchman also kept a clean sheet when the Seagulls played against AFC Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup, but a winning goal in extra time ended Albion’s short spell in the competition.

Jose Izquierdo

It took the Colombian a little while to find his feet in the Premier League, but his performances in recent months have contributed to the club’s fine run of form in their battle to stay in the division.

Izquierdo has shown eagerness to drive forward and turn his markers inside out, with his trademark right-footed strike after cutting inside off the left wing proving lethal on a number of occasions.

The winger has scored four goals from his 11 shots on target this season, and will be looking to further his goal tally in the remaining nine league games of the season.

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