Graham Potter's men did however show another side to their game and determined performances earned creditable away draws at Wolves, Sheffield United and West Ham. Brighton will need those qualities and perhaps a touch more flair when the season resumes. Here we look at who was playing well and who needs to shine in the remaining matches. Scroll down and click through.
1. Yves Bissouma
Arguably the best player on the pitch for Albion in the away draws at Sheffield United and Wolves. Plays well alongside Davy Propper and Potter is beginning to fully trust the Mali international in the key matches. Will be interesting to see if he keeps his place now Dale Stephens is fit once again.
2. Maty Ryan
Another fine season season in the top flight so far. The Aussie No 1 was in form before the lockdown, just as he has been all season. A great shot stopper and has adapted well to Graham Potter's tactics of trying to play out from the back. Albion will need him at his best as they will be up against some of the most lethal strikers in world football with Arsenal, Man Utd, Man City, Leicester and Liverpool all to come.
3. Lewis Dunk
Easy to take for granted just how good he is. The captain has rarely put a foot wrong this season and was excellent as Brighton gained draws in tough away matches at Sheffield United and Wolves. Only negative is the nine bookings he has gathered this season.
4. Dan Burn
Graham Potter named Burn and Steven Alzate as Albion's best two players this season. Back in the team and he was returning to his best after a shoulder injury sustained against Chelsea. Offers balance, strength and composure to the defence. Brighton were not quite the same during his absence.