Brighton and Fulham play out a goalless draw at the Amex Stadium.

The Seagulls are now winless in 14 games at the Amex, whilst Scott Parker’s side continues to search for their first win in 9 Premier League games.

The point keeps Brighton in 17th in the Premier League table, five points clear of their opponents Fulham in 18th who have played a game less.

The visitors had the most possession in the opening stages of the game and had a chance in the early minutes through Ola Aina from distance but the defender saw his strike go over the bar.

Brighton had the best chances of the game but were unable to finish, something which is becoming quite common this season for Graham Potter’s men.

The home side should’ve been at least 3-0 up in the first half with the chances they had. Leanardo Trossard came the closest but his shot was saved by the outstretched leg of Alphonse Areola.

After a bright start from Scott Parker’s side in the first half, the Seagulls mounted pressure on Fulham and looked like the team scoring.

Neal Maupay was through on goal after a well worked quick free kick but the striker blazed his opportunity over the bar. The Frenchmen had another opportunity from Ben White’s cross but Areola made another fantastic save with his feet to keep out the striker, March’s follow up deflected over.

The Whites looked to be sitting back in the second half but had chances on the counter to claim all three points but couldn’t convert.

Bobby Decordova-Reid fired over the bar, following on from a cross from Kenny Tete whilst substitute Aleksander Mitrovic saw his header saved by Robert Sanchez.

Fulham had goalkeeper Areola to thank for keeping them in the game many times, whilst captain Lewis Dunk was to Brighton’s rescue with a last-minute goal line clearance to deny Ruben-Loftus-Cheek right at the death.

Scott Parker’s side are struggling with goals this season, only West Brom, Sheffield United and Burnley have failed in more Premier League games this season than Fulham.

It finished goalless at the Amex just as it did between these sides at Craven Cottage earlier in the season. Fulham will be the happier side considering the opportunities missed for the hosts.

Graham Potter: “Over the course of the 90 minutes I thought we were the better team. Really happy with the players in what they put in the game, such effort such personality, quality at times.”

“Disappointing not to get three but happy with the performance, happy with what we put in the game” says Potter. {BBC Sport]

The Seagulls had 16 shots, 4 on target and 10 corners. “That’s football” says Graham Potter.

Scott Parker: “We missed elements of our game. In the first half we had control about us – played our way. We lacked in duels and battles, we were second best.

“We addressed that at half-time. We showed that in the second half, we had more resilience, but lost the other side. We couldn’t get a foothold. We had to defend an awful amount. It was an onslaught at times” says the Fulham manager

“Am I fully happy with the overall performance? No, I’m not. I’m satisfied as can be with the point.” [BBC Sport]

Brighton host Tottenham on Sunday, whilst Fulham have another six pointer against relegation rivals West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

My Verdict

Both sides will definitely not be happy coming out of this game with just a point. Brighton should’ve at least scored 2 with the chances they created. Graham Potter made only one substitute throughout the whole game and it felt like his side were running out of ideas and needed more attacking players. I think if Brighton can find a goal scorer in the team, they should be okay in survival but a big job is mounted on the Seagulls manager with Tottenham and Liverpool as their next two games.

The Whites didn’t really punish Brighton at all in the game other than the late chance which they probably felt they should’ve scored. I think Fulham missed that presence of Mitrovic up top, they didn’t create many opportunities and felt he came on too late to cause any damage to the Brighton defenders. The Fulham manager has it all to do it again as his side face West Brom on the weekend and will hope for a better performance this time out.