Brighton avoided relegation from the Premier League last term and they are now embarking on a second successive campaign in England’s top division.Chris Hughton masterminded crucial victories over the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal as the East Sussex outfit tallied 40 points in all to steer clear of the drop zone.Players such as Pascal Gross and Glenn Murray shone for the club last season, but they will need to take things to a higher level again in 2018-19 if they wish to preserve their status. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Goal brings you everything you need to know about the Seagulls’ season ahead, including squad numbers, transfer business and their complete Premier League schedule.Brighton 2018-19 squad numbers Squad No. Position Player 1 GK Mathew Ryan 2 DF Bruno Saltor 3 DF Gaetan Bong 4 DF Shane Duffy 5 DF Lewis Dunk 6 MF Dale Stephens 7 MF Beram Kayal 8 MF Yves Bissouma 9 FW Jurgen Locadia 10 FW Florin Andone 11 MF Anthony Knockaert 13 MF Pascal Gross 14 DF Leon Balogun 16 MF Alireza Jahanbakhsh 17 FW Glenn Murray 19 MF Jose Izquierdo 20 MF Solly March 21 DF Ezequiel Schelotto 22 DF Martin Montoya 23 GK Jason Steele 24 MF Davy Propper 25 FW Tomer Hemed 26 FW Percy Tau 27 GK David Button 29 DF Markus Suttner 30 DF Bernardo Brighton 2018-19 transfer activity The task which lies ahead of Brighton in 2018-19 is arguably greater than last season and they understandably sought to add reinforcements to their squad during the transfer window.Club records were smashed to sign the likes of Yves Bissouma from Lille and Alireza Jahanbakhsh from AZ, while Leon Balogun and Bernardo have joined from Bundesliga sides Mainz and RB Leipzig respectively.A host of club stalwarts have moved on too, with Steve Sidwell being released and Liam Rosenior retiring, while deadline-day deals included the addition of former Barcelona defender Martin Montoya.Transfer activity in Player Transferred from Fee Date Florin Andone Deportivo La Coruna £5m July 1 Leon Balogun Mainz Free July 1 Jason Steele Sunderland Free July 1 Bernardo RB Leipzig £9m July 5 David Button Fulham Undisc. July 16 Yves Bissouma Lille £17m July 17 Percy Tau Mamelodi Sundowns Undisc. July 20 Alireza Jahanbakhsh AZ £17m July 25 Dan Burn Wigan Athletic £3m August 9 Martin Montoya Valencia £6m August 9 Transfer activity out Player Transferred to Fee Date Connor Goldson Rangers £3m July 1 Uwe Hunemeier Paderborn Free July 1 Tim Krul Norwich City Free July 1 Nick Maenpaa Bristol City Free July 1 Jamie Murphy Rangers £1m July 1 Liam Rosenior Retired N/A July 1 Steve Sidwell Released Free July 1 Sam Baldock Reading £3.5m July 30 Jiri Skalak Millwall Undisc. August 2 Dan Burn Wigan Athletic Loan August 9 Brighton 2018-19 Premier League fixtures Brighton kicked off the 2018-19 Premier League season away from home against Watford but they struggled to make an impact in a 2-0 defeat.Things don’t get much easier for the Seagulls, with games against Manchester United, Liverpool, Fulham and Southampton completing their opening five matches.The first M23 Derby of the season is set to take place December, when Crystal Palace visit the Amex Stadium and the return fixture will happen in March next year.December will be a particularly testing month, with games Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton also scheduled.Depending on how results pan out during the season, the final run-in could be seriously hazardous, with Newcastle United, then Arsenal at home and away trip to Man City to top it all off.You can see the full list of Brighton’s Premier League fixtures for 2018-19 below. Date Time (UK) Match 11/08/18 3pm Watford vs Brighton 19/08/18 4pm Brighton vs Man Utd 25/08/18 5:30pm Liverpool vs Brighton 01/09/18 3pm Brighton vs Fulham 17/09/18 8pm Southampton vs Brighton 22/09/18 5:30pm Brighton vs Tottenham 29/09/18 3pm Man City vs Brighton 05/10/18 8pm Brighton vs West Ham 20/10/18 3pm Newcastle United vs Brighton 27/10/18 3pm Brighton vs Wolves 03/11/18 3pm Everton vs Brighton 10/11/18 12:30pm Cardiff City vs Brighton 24/11/18 3pm Brighton vs Leicester City 01/12/18 3pm Huddersfield Town vs Brighton 04/12/18 7:45pm Brighton vs Crystal Palace 08/12/18 3pm Burnley vs Brighton 15/12/18 3pm Brighton vs Chelsea 22/12/18 3pm Bournemouth vs Brighton 26/12/18 3pm Brighton vs Arsenal 29/12/18 3pm Brighton vs Everton 01/01/19 3pm West Ham vs Brighton 12/01/19 3pm Brighton vs Liverpool 19/01/19 3pm Man Utd vs Brighton 29/01/19 7:45 Fulham vs Brighton 02/02/19 3pm Brighton vs Watford 09/02/19 3pm Brighton vs Burnley 23/02/19 3pm Chelsea vs Brighton 26/02/19 7:45pm Leicester City vs Brighton 02/03/19 3pm Brighton vs Huddersfield Town 09/03/19 3pm Crystal Palace vs Brighton 16/03/19 3pm Brighton vs Cardiff City 30/03/19 3pm Brighton vs Southampton 06/04/19 3pm Tottenham vs Brighton 13/04/19 3pm Brighton vs Bournemouth 20/04/19 3pm Wolves vs Brighton 27/04/19 3pm Brighton vs Newcastle United 04/05/19 3pm Arsenal vs Brighton 12/05/19 3pm Brighton vs Man City Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.