Premier League Match Preview: Chelsea vs Brighton

Chelsea benefitted from a hugely controversial offside goal to beat Cardiff on Sunday to keep themselves in the running for a top-four finish. Chelsea supporters were calling for Maurizio Sarri to be sacked prior during the game.

Brighton’s two-game winning streak came to an end at the weekend after losing 1-0 at home to Southampton. Chris Hughton’s side are five points clear of the bottom three heading into Wednesday’s match at Stamford Bridge.

Team News

Chelsea- N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard were only fit enough to start on the bench in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Cardiff but they will both return to the starting XI here.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek came off the bench and scored the winner against Cardiff. He will hope to be rewarded with a start in midweek.

Callum Hudson-Odoi didn’t even get off the bench at the weekend but Maurizio Sarri has hinted he will start upcoming matches.

Gonzalo Higuain turned in another poor display and Olivier Giroud can count himself unfortunate if he doesn’t start on Wednesday. Bet Now

Emerson and Andreas Christensen will hope to benefit from any rotation in defence in midweek.

Brighton– Pascal Gross and Florin Andone are both expected to miss out once again for Brighton this week.

Solly March came off the bench in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at home to Southampton and will hope to replace Alireza Jahanbakhsh in the starting XI.

Jurgen Locadia and Beram Kayal will also hope to start if Chris Hughton shuffles his pack on Wednesday night.

Match Facts

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Brighton’s last 10 away games in Premier League.

Chelsea are undefeated in 17 of their last 18 home matches (Premier League).

Chelsea have won their last 3 matches against Brighton in all competitions.

Chelsea have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches against Brighton in all competitions.

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As at the time this post Chelsea has 1.29 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Brighton has 13.95 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 5.68.

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