Brighton vs Chelsea preview
Chelsea are set to begin their Premier League campaign away to Brighton at American Express Community Stadium on Monday night. The Blues are expected to mount a serious title challenge this season having spent over £200m during the current transfer window.
Frank Lampard will be without three of the new signings but Timo Werner and Kai Havertz are expected to start.
- Brighton have failed to beat Chelsea in the last seven matches in all competitions.
- In their last three matches, Brighton have seen under 2.5 goals against Chelsea in all competitions.
- The Blues have conceded at least two goals in 6 of their last 7 away Premier League matches.
- Chelsea at least netted two goals in 10 of their last 12 Premier League matches.
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Chelsea’s last 7 away games (Premier League).
Head to head
Last season, the two teams met twice in the Premier League and Chelsea managed to snatch a 2-0 victory that was followed by a 1-1 draw. They then met in a friendly clash that ended in a 1-1 draw.
With the transfer window so far being bright for Chelsea, fans are excited and expect nothing but a win for the Blues. Meanwhile, Brighton have also added to their squad smartly after surviving relegation last season. They’ve already brought in the likes of Joel Veltman and Adam Lallan who are believed to be good signings.
However, Chelsea are expected to be too good for them.
22bet is backing Chelsea to win at the odds of 1.61 while betway has 1.63 for the same outcome. Brighton could shock the world, as we say football is a game of chances and the hosts have 5.15 odds at 22bet while betway have given them 5.23.
In recent matches, the pair has failed to produce more than two goals. Chelsea have a good attack now and they can produce more than two goals sticking to the fact that they could concede having not fully reinforced the backline and goalkeeping position. With the last three matches producing just two goals, your money will be safer choosing over 1.5 market for the full game.
Anytime goalscorer – Timo Werner
Chelsea fans can’t wait to see Werner wearing a Blue jersey in a competitive match for the Blues. Well, the striker gave the club’s supporters a taste of what he is capable of doing during the Spain vs Germany match in the Nations League group stage encounter. The Germany international scored a beauty beating Spain and Manchester United’s goalkeeper David de Gea near the post.
It could be hard for the Brighton backline to contain this lad and we are backing him to be anytime goalscorer during the clash.
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