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  1. Who makes your Brighton team of the season?published at 12:25

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    Johnny Cantor from BBC Radio Sussex has chosen his Brighton team of the season after Graham Potter's side achieved their record points tally.

    Do you agree? Pick your team here

  2. Vote for your Albion player of the seasonpublished at 17:03 25 May

    Marc Cucurella, Joel Veltman, Yves Bissouma & Leandro TrossardImage source, Getty Images

    BBC Radio Sussex's Johnny Cantor has picked four player of the season nominees for you to choose from.

    Here are his suggestions:

    Marc Cucurella: The Spaniard has started every Premier League game since joining from Getafe at the end of August and his consistency is evident for all. A deceptively quick defender with timely tackles, he has also created chances from out wide with excellent delivery. His performances, and hair, have made him a cult hero.

    Joel Veltman: The former Ajax defender must be considered one of the best-value Premier League signings in recent years. He cost just under £1m but his experience has been invaluable. His versatility has prompted Graham Potter to use him in every position across the backline.

    Yves Bissouma: The Mali midfielder's performances have alerted the top clubs. He has developed his all-round game and is destined for big things. His future may lie elsewhere but the club's respective records with and without him in the team show how integral he has been to the Seagulls’ success.

    Leandro Trossard: The Belgian international has been a creator and a finisher this season despite playing in a variety of positions from number 10 to wide left. His quality and knack for late strikes, such as those against Brentford and Tottenham, have been vital. A technically gifted player with his sights on the World Cup later this year.

    Who gets your vote? Choose here

  3. Season review: 'The campaign made history'published at 17:00 24 May

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    Rating: 8/10. A record Premier League points haul and the club's highest finish in English football means this campaign enters the history books. Why not 10/10? Five home wins all season, a run of 96 days without a goal at the Amex and a three-month stretch without a victory between September and Boxing Day. In a parallel universe, where Brighton were more consistent and avoided those spells, Albion fans would be looking forward to Thursday nights in Albania next season.

    Best performance: After growing up watching us lose to Darlington and Halifax, never did I imagine one day Brighton would hammer Manchester United - but I actually think the win away at Wolves a week earlier was more impressive. They were still in European contention at the time and had the third-best defence in the league. To go and win 3-0 there, and restrict Wolves to one weak shot on target in 90 minutes, was incredible.

    Player of the season: Marc Cucurella. Started as a swashbuckling left wing-back. Ended up looking like he has been a central defender in a back three his entire life. His versatility - and being as good at attacking as defending - make him very special. At only 23, he could become one of the best full-backs in the world and is rightly being linked with Manchester City and Chelsea, although they will need to pay way more than the £30m being suggested.

    Player whose time is up: Aaron Connolly. Again involved in more headlines about his private life than goals scored - and that includes a loan spell at Middlesbrough. Six months in the Championship was meant to be a kick up the backside but clearly it hasn't worked.

    Opposition player you'd love in your team: Boring pick, but Harry Kane. Brighton have not endured quite the same xG nightmare in 2021-22, but they still need a clinical striker to capitalise on the possession and numerous chances. Maybe new signing Deniz Undav will be that man having topped the scoring charts in Belgium?

    Happy with your manager? Football is about results and Graham Potter has delivered. If he can sort out the home form next season, then he will be getting close to living up to all the hype that sees him talked about as a future manager of England or one of the European Super League Elite Six clubs.

    One learning to take into next season: The poor selection of wine at the Amex was criticised at a fans' forum. My friend and I tested it by sampling a glass on every concourse before, during and after the Burnley game. We lost 3-0 to a side who had won only once all season at that point. We drank seven glasses of wine, and I was hungover until Tuesday. Lessons there about excessive consumption of South African red, along with Brighton's requirement for improving their home form next season.

    Do you agree with Scott? Have your say here

  4. Season review: 'I'd give it 20/10 if I could'published at 15:01 24 May

    Leandro Trossard and Alexis Mac Allister celebrate for BrightonImage source, Getty Images

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    Rating: Easy, 10/10. Well, if I could, 20/10. A brilliant season.

    Best performance: Has to be the home game against Manchester United. It was our first win at home since Boxing Day and we destroyed them.

    Player of the season: Undoubtedly, Marc Cucurella. Every game, he puts in 110%.

    Player whose time is up: Sadly, Neal Maupay. I’ve been saying this all season.

    Opposition player you’d love at your team: Mohamed Salah. I can dream.

    Happy with your manager? Absolutely, yes. We’ve had our ups and downs but what teams haven’t?

    One learning to take into next season: Come back fighting and play every game like it was a cup final.

    Do you agree with Stuart? Let us know here

  5. Season review: 'The vultures will circle but who knows what we can achieve?'published at 12:51 24 May

    Neal Maupay celebrates with Alexis Mac AllisterImage source, Getty Images

    Ady Packham, The Albion Roar, external

    Rating: 7/10. On one hand, we have achieved our record Premier League points tally and our highest top-flight finish, have only lost four away games all season and have played some of the best football that we have ever seen.

    On the other hand, we have only won five at home, failed to score against Norwich, lost six on the bounce and drawn 15 times.

    So we are a work in progress. We have improved and had some highlights but have dropped too many points. If we’d turned some of those draws into wins, then we may have been checking our passports.

    Best performance: I can only choose one? Many Albion fans will look to the demolition of Manchester United where the score should have been even bigger.

    But other performances should receive the plaudits. Coming from 2-0 down at Anfield to draw and actually nearly nick all three points was stunning and there have not been many teams this season that Liverpool couldn't live with. Then you have the north London double, beating Arsenal and Tottenham away in consecutive weeks. That was fun...

    Player of the season: Marc Cucurella. Often when a player arrives from the continent, it can take time to get used to the environment, the language, the food and new team-mates but he slotted straight in. His enthusiastic performances and endless energy have made him a firm fans favourite.

    Player whose time is up: There are always going to be players who did not get the game time they wanted/needed but Graham Potter is good at keeping the squad happy. We have some great returning talent such as Jan Paul van Hecke, Matt Clarke and Carl Rushworth, who have all won player of the season at their loan clubs. That could spell time for Shane Duffy, who has been a terrific servant but many thought his time was up before this season.

    Opposition player you'd love in your team: There are countless unrealistic players such as Son, Salah, Kane etc but the reality is we are more likely to shop in Lidl than Harrods. We have already signed the best striker in Europe in terms of goals and assists in Deniz Undav (26 goals in 38 games this season) from Union St Gilloise in Belgium. But at £6m expectations should be minimal. Scoring goals has been our problem so a solution is required.

    Happy with your manager? We are very happy. It’s worrying he is linked with every top managerial vacancy but he is happy here, has a board and chairman he trusts and is at a club that does things the right way.

    One learning to take into next season: Our brilliant chairman has ambitions for us to compete regularly in the top 10. However, we cannot rest on our laurels and we will need strengthening  The vultures will be circling around our best players but if we keep the squad together and add to it then who knows what we can achieve. We will need to be better at home though.

    Do you agree with Ady? Let us know here

  6. Potter 'perfection' brings its own challenges - have your saypublished at 12:55 23 May

    Pascale GrossImage source, Getty Images

    When pleasure and stats point very much point in the same direction it's difficult to argue.

    Brighton's season under Graham Potter could barely have gone better.

    A record points tally, a top-10 finish, a genuine feelgood factor and real sense it's just the start of something special.

    But is this where things get dangerous? Are new signings needed to take the Seagulls on to the next level? Will that disrupt the balance? Can key men like Pascal Gross be persuaded to stay?

    Can Potter plot for Europe next season? What do you think? Have your say

  7. Brighton 3-1 West Ham: Pick of the statspublished at 08:37 23 May

    Graham Potter embraces Mark NobleImage source, Reuters
    • Brighton ended the Premier League season with 51 points, their best-ever total in the competition and second only to their 52-point haul in the top-flight in 1981-82 (3pts for a win) when they played 42 games.

    • Pascal Gross netted his 17th Premier League goal for Brighton, with his tally of 44 goal involvements in the competition (17 goals, 27 assists) 11 more than any other player for the Seagulls (Maupay on 33).

    • West Ham have lost four of their last seven Premier League games (W1 D2), after losing just two of the eight before that (W4 D2).

    • Mark Noble made his 414th and final Premier League appearance for West Ham, the seventh most appearances for a single side in the competition's history.

  8. Ending the season with a bangpublished at 07:59 23 May

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  9. Brighton round off brilliant season in fitting fashionpublished at 19:41 22 May

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    Joe Bradshaw, BBC Sport

    These are heady days at Brighton.

    Record points tally, top-10 finish, and outstanding wins over Manchester United and West Ham to end their home hoodoo and round off the campaign in style.

    Ultimately, they were good value for this one. Pedestrian in the first half, Graham Potter's half-time tweak paid instant dividends and opened up the game against West Ham.

    Potter's attention will now turn to securing the signatures of goalscorers Pascal Gross and Danny Welbeck and looking to add those players who can continue to improve the impressive squad he is building.

    You wouldn't bet against him plotting a push for Europe next season.

  10. Time to sign that contract?published at 19:21 22 May

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  11. Brighton 3-1 West Ham: Potter reactionpublished at 19:10 22 May

    Brighton boss Graham Potter: “I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved. They are an amazing group of players to work with, with brilliant support from everyone behind the scenes.

    "It hasn’t been plain sailing this season. There have been ups and downs but we have stuck at it and finished really strongly.

    “We wanted to finish well but I didn’t feel we played to the level we can in the first half so we made some adjustments, got on top and scored some good goals. It was a fantastic second-half by us. It summed up our spirit and character.

    “It was great to finish with two good home wins. It will make our supporters happy and they can look forward to a happy summer.

    “We can be proud of what we can but then there’s the challenge of improving. We’ll enjoy a holiday and then look to do better next season."

  12. Albion are a top-half Premier League club!published at 18:07 22 May

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  13. Follow Brighton v West Ham livepublished at 15:05 22 May

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    We are bringing you live text commentary of Brighton v West Ham, plus nine other games, on the final day of the 2021-22 Premier League season.

    Follow all the action here

    You'll be able to catch up with all the post-match reaction on this page after full-time at the Amex Stadium.

  14. Brighton v West Ham: Confirmed team newspublished at 15:05 22 May

    Brighton team

    Brighton boss Graham Potter makes one change from the side that drew at Leeds last weekend. Leandro Trossard picked up a knock in that game and has not trained this week so Adam Webster comes in.

    Brighton XI: Sanchez, Cucurella, Webster, Dunk, Bissouma, Mac Allister, Gross, Welbeck, March, Caicedo, Veltman.

    Subs: Steele, Lamptey, Maupay, Mwepu, Lallana, Alzate, Duffy, Offiah, Ferguson.

    West Ham team

    West Ham manager David Moyes has named the same side that took a point off Manchester City last weekend. Skipper Mark Noble, who retires after this game, will be hoping for a call off the bench to make what would be his 414th appearance for the club.

    West Ham XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Dawson, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Fornals, Lanzini, Bowen, Antonio.

    Subs: Areola, Randolph, Yarmolenko, Noble, Fredericks, Masuaku, Johnson, Kral, Okoflex.