Now the dust has settled, we look at the situation with each Brighton player who could feature in the Premier League for Graham Potter.
Brighton's established No 1. A solid start to the season. Provides competition for Ryan and will look to feature in cup matches. Classy displays at right wing back from the Spaniard. Looks at ease in Graham Potter's formation. Defending is sound and chooses his time to attack. Gaining fitness after a knee injury. His energy could give Potter another option on the right. Game time could be limited. Will target cup appearances and perhaps called upon if injuries hit the defence. Made his PL debut at City in place of Shane Duffy. Big season ahead for the 20 million defender. Commanding displays at the back so far from the club captain. Will hope to force his way back into England squad. Dropped for the match at City and will hope to force his way back into the team for Burnley. Competition is fierce for the three centre back roles. Excellent start to the season and perhaps Brighton's best player so far. Two big VAR calls have gone against him. First start of the season against City in the left wing back role. Perhaps biggest contribution so far was accidentally kicking his own teammate Florin Andone before the Southampton match. Hasn't featured as yet in the PL. Likely to be utilised as a squad player this season. The 31-year-old will also target cup competitions this season. Started every match and looks back to his best after a tough campaign last season. Potter's formation suits the Dutchman. A promising start to the season and looks good alongside Stephens. Adapted well to new wing back role. Showed his versatility with a more central position against City. Will look to add goals to his game. Limited opportunities so far for the competitive and attacking midfielder. The signing from Huddersfield will no doubt be called upon as the season progresses. Nearing a return from injury and is set to be available for selection after the international break. The young Romanian is highly rated by the club. Faces a battle to force his way into the central midfield area. Started the opening game at Watford but has been on the subs bench for recent matches. Potter is a fan of this young midfielder. Impressed in the Carabao Cup at Bristol Rovers and teed-up Murray's winner. Promising start and adapting well to life in the PL. Was superb against the Hammers. Missed a couple of chances at City but getting into good positions. Looks a decent signing. Could benefit from the exits of Locadia and Andone. Potter also believes the Iranian could be a good fit at right wing-back. Out with a long-standing knee injury. Seeing a specialist and continues rehabilitation. Scored in the Carabao but yet to get off the mark in the PL. A fine influence on Aaron Connolly. Scored against Watford and worked tirelessly against Southampton and City. Brighton will need goals from their 16 million signing to help keep them in the PL. Made PL debut at City. Scored for fun for the under-23s and will hope to make a successful transition to the first team. Works well with Murray.