Adam Webster responds to Brighton's dismal and unwanted Premier League record

Albion defender Adam Webster believes their inability to hold on to a lead has prevented them from achieving a top 10 finish in the Premier League this season

Sunday, 16th May 2021, 2:14 pm
Adam Webster tries to close down West Ham's Jessie Lingard during the 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium

Albion went ahead against West Ham at the Amex last night as Danny Welbeck's classy strike in the 85th minute looked to have sealed all three points.

But once again Graham Potter's team were denied and settled for a point after a late equaliser from Said Benrahma

Brighton have now dropped a Premier League high of 25 points from winning positions this season, and Webster admits it's a huge source of frustration for the players.

“We have dropped the most points in the league from winning positions," said Webster. "And that has got to change moving forward, if we really want to kick on as a club.

“It is frustrating as it has happened too often this season. It definitely feels like two points dropped.

“It’s a good finish from [Said] Benrahma, but it could have been avoided had we managed the game better. If we’d have turned half of our draws into wins this season we’d probably be looking at a place in the top ten.

"It’s got to change for next season.

"We want to be higher up the table. We believe in our squad and that we can aim higher. It’s small margins and we want to try and break into that top ten.”

Albion have two testing games remaining this season and play their final home game on Tuesday night against Manchester City, with 7,900 supporters in attendance.

“It’ll be amazing to have supporters back at the Amex,” Webster added. “We saw the FA Cup final and it was great to see fans back in. We can’t wait for Tuesday night.

“We have got two tough games left now, but we want to get the points that help us beat last season’s points tally [41].”