Chelsea will try to move up to second in the table as Liverpool, currently at second, has a difficult race ahead.
Thomas Tuchel’s men are not at their best lately. They have fallen a bit behind in the title race. They are determined to get back on track and will be at home on Wednesday to try to score three points.
Brighton is still one of the most inept teams in the league with only a handful of wins this season. They are also poor on the road and have had a poor record against the opposition in both of their previous games.
According to current events, Chelsea will win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Two sides meet head-to-head
20 April 2021 – Chelsea 0-0 Brighton – Premier League
14 September 2020 – Brighton 1-3 Chelsea – Premier League
1 January 2020 – Brighton 1-1 Chelsea Premier League
28 September 2019 – Chelsea 2-0 Brighton – Premier League
3 April 2019 – Chelsea 3-0 Brighton – Premier League
Brighton has only defeated Chelsea once in their history. However, that win dates back to 1933. The last meeting was held at Stamford Bridge in April.
Chelsea’s hopes for winning the Premier League title in this season’s season were thwarted in December when they lost to West Ham United. Later in the month, they drew with Everton Wolves and Wolves following a close at-home win against Leeds United.
Thomas Tuchel has now got most of his players back and the Blues have come from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-3 on Boxing Day. This keeps them six points clear of Manchester City.
Brighton and Hove Albion were the visitors to Stamford Bridge this time, picking up a crucial win on Boxing Day. The Seagulls won 2-0 over Brentford thanks to goals from Leandro Trossard, Neil Morphey and pushed them back into the top half in the Premier League.
Graham Potter’s men won their first 12 games since September. This will give them more confidence going into Wednesday’s trip to Washington.
News from the team
Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea’s major summer signing, hasn’t worked out as well as Thomas Tuchel had hoped. The Belgian striker, who came off the bench on Boxing Day to score a goal, and win a penalty, put in a fantastic performance at Villa Park. We expect him here to make his debut and score as he did against Brighton last year when he was a Manchester United footballer.
Brighton has one of the worst match records this season in the Premier League, with only Newcastle or Leeds having been penalized more than them. In four of their five last games, Chelsea received four or more cards, including the last game at Villa Park.
Analysis of Teams
Blues are coming off a win of 1-3 against Aston Villa in the last matchday fixture. They have won 18 of 19 of their last 19 matches, and seven consecutively.
They have also scored at least two goals in six of their nine last home games. Their last loss was in September.
Brighton won 2-0 at home, however, in the last week’s match. However, it was against Brentford who had just been promoted and they had previously gone 12 games without winning. They have conceded many goals this season on the road.
Important stats about betting
Chelsea is third on the table, with Manchester City being the only one to concede fewer goals.
Since May, they have not been beaten at home except for the defeat against Manchester City, the defending champions.
Brighton won five games in the campaign, up from just one in their previous 13.
Their last away win came in September against newly-promoted Brentford.
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