Newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion have added to their attacking options with Izzy Brown, who joins from Chelsea on a season long loan. The 20-year-old forward spent last season on loan with Rotherham United and then Huddersfield Town where he helped earn the Terriers promotion alongside Brighton.
Izzy Brown spent the 2015/16 season on loan at Dutch side Vitesse Airnhem, where the forward scored just 1 goal in 24 appearances. He then returned to England the following season with Championship outfit, Rotherham. He scored 3 goals and provided 5 assists in 20 games for the Millers. Huddersfield signed Brown at the end of the January transfer window and he scored some important goals for Huddersfield, including the winner in their 1-0 away win at Wolves in the penultimate game of the season.
Brown is like a magnet when it comes to winning trophies. He endured a Premier League U21 league and FA Youth Cup double in 2013/14 and then also helped Chelsea retain the FA Youth Cup in 2014/15 and win the UEFA Youth League in the same season. Brown has played for England at youth level from U16’s all the way through to U20’s.
Brighton manager Chris Hughton said:
“The natural progression for Izzy, having enjoyed such a successful season in the Championship last season, was to step up to the Premier League”. “He is a player with great potential and will bring a different dimension to our attacking options for the season ahead, alongside our existing strikers.”
Fantasy Football Potential
Regarding Fantasy Premier League potential, Izzy Brown could make a great option as a 4th or 5th midfielder. Brown could be playing as far forward as Glenn Murray and is a player who is still growing with talent and physically. Although it is his first full season in the Premier League ahead, Brown is more than capable to make a huge difference to Brighton and their survival aspirations.
He is priced at just 5.5m, which in my eyes could be the bargain of the season if he can adapt quickly to the Premier League. Obviously for a team like Brighton every game will be difficult and some people are writing them off already, but they wrote Bournemouth off and look how they’ve faired in the Premier League.
Brighton’s opening fixtures are as follows; Manchester City (H), Leicester (A), Watford (A), West Brom (H) and Bournemouth (A). These fixtures may be an indication as to whether Brown has what it takes to play in the Premier League.
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Written by Harry Clark (@HarryClark67)