PREVIEW: BRIGHTON VS CHELSEA

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Key Stats

  • Brighton have lost their last seven games against Chelsea in all competitions, failing to score in six of them.
  • Brighton’s only win against Chelsea came in the first meeting in 1933, a 2-1 home victory in the FA Cup.
  • Chelsea could go three league away games without a win for the first time under Antonio Conte.
  • Chelsea could also remain winless in their opening three Premier League matches of a calendar year for the first time in 23 years.
  • Chelsea’s only away victory in six league and cup matches was 3-1 at Huddersfield Town on 12 December (W1, D4, L1).
  • Chelsea have lost just one of their 27 Premier League matches as reigning champions versus promoted opposition (W21, D5).

(via BBC Sport)

 

Predicted Line-up

Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rüdiger; Moses, Bakayoko, Kante, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Hazard

 

Prediction

Chelsea are desperate for their first win of 2018, and Brighton could be the ideal opponent this weekend. If we come out flying, we could get a couple of goals against their defence. 1-3

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