Graham Potter delivers this message to wasteful strikers after Fulham stalemate

Brighton boss Graham Potter admits he is still seeking that missing piece in the jigsaw in order to turn home draws into victories at the Amex Stadium

Brighton and Hove Albion head coach Graham Potter saw his side miss chances during a 0-0 draw against Fulham
Brighton and Hove Albion head coach Graham Potter saw his side miss chances during a 0-0 draw against Fulham

The 0-0 stalemate against Fulham saw Brighton’s winless run at home in the Premier League stretch to 14 games, with their last victory against Arsenal last season on June 20.

Once again Brighton played some nice football but lacked a cutting edge in the final third as Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay both missed good chances, Alphonse Areola was outstanding in the Fulham goal.

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Brighton were in the end grateful to their skipper Lewis Dunk for an excellent last minute goal line clearance to deny Ruben Loftus-Cheek a late winner.

"It's more of a concern if we are not creating chances," said Potter. "Fulham do well in games against Tottenham, Man United and Chelsea. They are a good team and the hardest thing in football is to put the ball in the net.

"If it was a simple answer I would be doing it. Hard work is one and maintaining that level of commitment we are putting into the game is another. We have to continue to show personality and that togetherness on the pitch.

"We were the dominant team in the game in my view but this is the Premier League and it's hard. But we will continue to work.

"They had one chance in the first half on a break and then they had the chance at the end. We are disappointed not to get the three points.

Forwards will never covert 100 per cent of their chances. That's the way it is. I thought it was one of his (Maupay's) best games. In terms of how he worked and helped the team."

"We deserved more than a point but if you don't score you get what you get. We have t accept that, focus on the positives. I thought the players were excellent and their attitude was fantastic."

Brighton had the best chance of the opening exchanges as top scorer Maupay took advantage of a mistake by the visitors’ defence to find Trossard, but his shot was saved by Areola’s outstretched legs. Trossard should have scored.

After the break Brighton started to gain a foothold in the game, with Fulham looking less organised at the back, and Areola was called upon to make a number of saves.

In the 70th minute, Joel Veltman took a quick free-kick and the ball was flicked by Alexis Mac Allister to Maupay, but the Brighton number nine fired over the bar without troubling the goalkeeper.

Brighton were creating chances and Areola made a save to deny Maupay before Solly March’s follow-up shot was blocked by Decordova-Reid and deflected over the bar.

Fulham so nearly grabbed the winner in the final seconds but Dunk, as so often in his career, was in the right place to deny Loftus-Cheek.