Fulham were denied their third straight win on Saturday.
Manager Slaviša Jokanović splashed the cash as the West London team re-entered the Premier League following a prolonged spell in the Championship.
They spent just over €100m to bring in the likes of Andre Zambo Anguissa, Aleksandar Mitrovic, and Alfie Mawson. But it’s their most expensive signing in Jean Michael Seri from Nice that has excited fans the most so far.
Fulham suffered early defeats to Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur, but have since rebounded with two wins and a draw.
Seri scored the opener in their 4-2 win over Burnley last week, but was rested for the Carabao Cup win over Exeter City in midweek. The Ivorian’s good form in the Premier League continued today with an absurd assist for loanee Andre Schurrle’s second goal of the season.
Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium is a tricky prospect, as Manchester United recently found out to their detriment, so it proved also for Fulham despite a two goal lead.
Seri scooped the ball over the home defence just before half time to perfectly set-up his German teammate.
Mitrovic fired home the second to double their lead, with the former Newcastle man bullying Lewis Dunk off the ball to score after his initial shot rebounded.
With Pascal Gross missing a penalty in the first half, it was left to veteran Brighton striker Glenn Murray to step up for Chris Hughton’s team.
The Englishman scored twice in the second half to claw back a point and deny a win for the visitors.