Chelsea vs. Brighton Preview (What To Know Before Betting)
Chelsea vs. Brighton
An intense December schedule kicks off on Sunday for Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion as they face off at Stamford Bridge in a captivating Premier League match.
Last weekend, the Blues suffered a decisive 4-1 defeat against Newcastle United, contrasting with Roberto De Zerbi’s team, who secured a spot in the Europa League knockout rounds with a 1-0 victory over AEK Athens on Thursday.
Newcastle’s injury-hit XI may have a decimated feel to it heading into the winter months, but it was Chelsea who were torn to shreds during last weekend’s battle in the North East, where a sumptuous Raheem Sterling free kick had initially cancelled out an Alexander Isak opener.
Chelsea vs. Brighton
Chelsea’s respite only lasted until the hour mark, though, as Jamaal Lascelles and Joelinton – who capitalised on a defensive blunder from Thiago Silva – struck twice in the space of two minutes for the Magpies, before Anthony Gordon put the cherry on the icing on the cake.
With captain Reece James also being banished from the field for two bookable offences, a downcast Mauricio Pochettino – who watched on from the stands owing to a touchline ban – admitted that Chelsea’s horror show was their “worst game” of the season so far, and the Blues are still unable to escape the indifference of mid-table.
What to remember – Chelsea vs. Brighton
With suspensions and injuries plaguing both teams, neither manager is likely to witness their squad at its free-flowing best on Sunday. Brighton’s trend of both scoring and conceding in Premier League games is expected to persist.
Despite Chelsea’s struggles at home in 2023, the presence of potent attacking options positions them well to exploit Brighton’s defensive vulnerabilities. We anticipate the Blues to bounce back from last weekend’s setback and secure consecutive victories over De Zerbi’s team.
Betting tip for Chelsea vs. Brighton
Our expert tipster partners anticipate that there will be more than 2.5 goals in this match.