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Brighton are FOURTH in the Premier League xG table. If they gamble on a striker, they might hit the jackpot and finally start returning on those promising statistics Brighton gave a good performance in a 2-0 home win against Leeds on Saturday  But they are still underperforming based on the amount of chances they create  And a top-class goalscorer could boost Graham Potter's Seagulls up the league 

By Lewis Steele At The Amex For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:32 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 22:38 BST, 2 May 2021

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When Pep Guardiola described Brighton's Graham Potter as the 'best English manager in the world' earlier this season, it was not intended as a joke.

Nor are the reports linking the Seagulls boss with Tottenham, or the metrics putting Brighton fourth in the 'expected points' table. So you'd expect to check the real table and see Albion comfortably in the top half. But they are not.

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The Premier League's nearly team are struggling to take the step from relegation battle to comfortable mid-table spot, despite this win over Leeds confirming their top-flight status for a club-record fifth straight season. 

Graham Potter's Brighton need to sign a striker to move to the next level and climb the table

Graham Potter's Brighton need to sign a striker to move to the next level and climb the table

Danny Welbeck's late Cruyff turn and finish secured the points after Pascal Gross's first-half penalty, but for much of the match a similar pattern felt like it was set to haunt Brighton.

'It was a really good performance that ended in a result and that's great,' said Potter, noting that dominant displays have often ended with nothing to show for them.

But when it all comes together, as it did in blowing Leeds away here, it does not take a football genius to see the problem at Brighton: no prolific goalscorer.

The Seagulls performed well in a 2-0 win against Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds on Saturday afternoon

The Seagulls performed well in a 2-0 win against Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds on Saturday afternoon

Based on millions of goals, the expected goals (xG) metric has worked out how likely

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