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Chelsea upset the odds to dash Manchester City’s quadruple dreams in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday, and with a kick in their step, the Blues turn their attentions back to Premier League duties on Tuesday when Brighton visit Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel sampled the Premier League’s famed unpredictability for the first time when Chelsea were hammered 5-2 by relegation-bound WBA in their last home game, and the Blues will be keen to avoid a similar slipup against Graham Potter’s slick-passing Seagulls.
Tuesday’s tussle looks tailor made for bet builder and multi part punters, and below we’ve got tips for the match with that in mind, plus our own 66/1 bet builder acca.
Remember – you can read our detailed preview of the clash in our Chelsea vs Brighton predictions.
66/1 Chelsea vs Brighton bet builder tip
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Fresh from booking their place in the FA Cup final and the semi-final of the Champions League, Chelsea should be in confident mood on Tuesday evening and with momentum behind them, the Blues are worth backing to see off the Seagulls.
Albion have been turned over in three of their last four Premier League away games and they have tasted defeat on each of their last three visits to Stamford Bridge. Expect Brighton to struggle in the capital again.
Bet builder tip: Chelsea to win
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Chelsea’s impressive run of Premier League clean sheets at Stamford Bridge under Thomas Tuchel was ended in spectacular style by five-goal West Brom, though the Blues could secure another shut out against Brighton.
Albion have notched just 17 times in 15 away assignments this term and they haven’t scored a single goal at Stamford Bridge since their promotion back to the big time in 2017.
Bet builder tip: Both teams to score – no
Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech continued his late season surge by netting Chelsea’s winner in the Blues’ FA Cup semi-final triumph against Manchester City.
The 28-year-old has taken time to find his feet in England, though his haul of three goals in his last seven starts hints at an increasing influence from his berth on the right flank.
Ziyech’s self-belief should be soaring after his Wembley heroics, and that in turn makes him worth packing to prolong his purple patch at Albion’s expense.
Bet builder tip: Hakim Ziyech to score anytime
Mason Mount has been averaging 0.7 attempts on target per Premier League appearance for Chelsea this season, though his stats and his potency in front of goal have been climbing as the campaign has progressed.
The 22-year-old attacking midfielder has taken more pops at goal (65) than any of his Chelsea teammates in the league in 2020/21, and the England international is a superb price to test Albion keeper Robert Sanchez with at least one effort on Tuesday.
Bet builder tip: Mason Mount 1+ shots on target
Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma has already been cautioned seven times and sent off once this season for Albion, and the 24-year-old’s combative streak makes him one to watch in the card market again this week.
Chelsea are expected to dominate possession from the first whistle at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, and that should ensure that Bissouma has plenty of tackling to get through in his attempts to disrupt their flow.
Bet builder tip: Yves Bissouma to get booked
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