With the international break finally coming to an end, the Premier League returned with a new face in the Brighton dug-out. The Seagulls made an impressive start to the 2022/23 season with key wins over sides like Manchester United, Leicester, Leeds and West Ham, but their success attracted the eyes of Chelsea.
The shock sacking of Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea led to the London club looking south for their replacement and choosing Graham Potter as the German’s successor, leaving Brighton without a manager.
Under Tony Bloom, Brighton turned to Roberto De Zerbi, a somewhat unknown choice to the general public, but a choice highly backed by many professionals in Europe.
Though this decision seems to have paid off, based purely on the performance from The Seagulls against Liverpool. A tough first game for any manager, De Zerbi travelled to Anfield. Leandro Trossard scored an impressive hattrick and helped De Zerbi take home a 3 - 3 draw, and successfully impose himself on the Premier League.