Premier League, Championship and Europe: the weekend's talking points

10 February 2020 08:54
Brighton still searching for right system, Richarlison is showing his class and ruthless Nottingham Forest have the momentumBrighton have been chopping and changing, looking for a formula that might help them beat the drop. They remain outside the relegation zone by three points and have a better goal difference than their rivals. But they have not won since December and, ever since, the team has gone through a number of permutations from 3-5-2 to 4-4-2 and others in between. On Saturday they started in a 4-1-4-1 with Davy Pröpper anchoring midfield behind Aaron Mooy and Pascal Gross. By the time the game ended there were two up top and two wide midfielders at full-back. In the end it worked, with one substitute, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, firing over the cross that Adrian Mariappa turned into his own net for Brighton’s equaliser. But it was a close-run thing. Brighton are still looking for an approach they can rely on. They will need to settle on one soon. Paul MacInnes Related: Manchester City run the risk of rust as Real Madrid showdown looms Related: European roundup: Bayern Munich held at home by RB Leipzig Continue readingreadfullarticle

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