Chelsea vs Brighton Premier League Predictions

Premier League Chelsea vs Brighton
Chelsea vs Brighton Premier League

The match is over.
Score: 2-0.

Chelsea will look to secure their first home league victory of the season as they welcome an out-of-form Brighton side to West London in Saturday afternoon’s Premier League action.

Predictions

The Blues have struggled in their home fixtures early on this season – they have collected just two points from their three matches at the Bridge and lost in the Champions League at the hands of Valencia.

Sunday’s defeat against Liverpool followed on from draws against Leicester City and Sheffield United.

Brighton have not tasted victory in the league since their opening day 3-0 victory at Watford – collecting three points from their following five outings.

Graham Potter’s side have drawn against West Ham, Burnley and Newcastle alongside losses at the hands of Southampton and Manchester City.

The hosts will be favourites to pick up three points here due to possessing home advantage, superior form and quality over Brighton.

The home side are favourites to win this game although it may not be comfortable – a 3-1 triumph for the West London side would appear a likely outcome from it.

Betting Tips

25 goals have flown in across Chelsea’s six league games to date and they are conceding at an average of more than two per game. Frank Lampard’s side are strong favourites to win this game. One of the best online betting odds of the weekend must be Chelsea to win and both teams to score, which is priced at 2/1 by 888Sport.

The English striker has already netted seven times this campaign and has scored two or more goals in three separate matches – against Norwich, Sheffield United and Wolves. Royal Panda have priced him at 9/2 to score two or more goals in this game to continue the trend.

Statistics

Head to Head

Chelsea have won all four matches between the sides since Brighton’s 2017 promotion – they won the encounter 3-0 at Stamford Bridge last season.

Stats

  • Frank Lampard has failed to win any of his first four matches at the helm at Stamford Bridge – drawing twice and falling to two defeats.
  • Brighton have won just one of their last 15 matches in the Premier League – a run stretching back to March.
  • Only Norwich (14) and Watford (18) have conceded more Premier League goals than Chelsea (13) so far this season.
  • Only Newcastle and Watford (both 4) have scored fewer goals than Brighton (5) in the Premier League this season.

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

All Predictions by James Cooke

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