Graham Potter still seeks improvement


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Graham Potter said his Brighton side performed well in their win last weekend but warned there is still room for improvement.

Having struggled to avoid relegation from the Premier League last season, the Seagulls replaced Chris Hughton with former Swansea boss Potter and his first game in charge was a resounding success, winning 3-0 away at Watford.

Potter’s home debut comes this weekend with West Ham the visitors to the Amex Stadium, and, in a press conference ahead of the game, Potter said he wants to see the players improving week on week.

He said: “We’ve had a full week’s training and no injury issues after last weekend. The players did their best last Saturday and did what we asked them to do – overall we were very effective.

“Some players have been asked to do different roles and they’ve done well. Lewis [Dunk] has been great and he enjoys the responsibility on and off the pitch. “We can always get better, that’s normal.

Once the competition starts then you start analysing performances, the exciting thing is we know we can improve.” After ending the last campaign with a fight to avoid the drop, the Seagulls were impressive at Vicarage Road, with new signing Neal Maupay getting the third goal to seal the win.

The Hammers were on the receiving end of a 5-0 loss to champions Manchester City at the London Stadium last Saturday. Manager Manuel Pellegrini says this weekend is the chance for his side to start the season afresh.

Brighton are 2.50 to win on Saturday with West Ham 2.88 and the draw 3.40. The Seagulls are 3.80 to be relegated at the end of the season with West Ham 12.00.

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