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Brighton vs Chelsea Predictions

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England Premier League | The Amex Stadium | 14th September
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Brighton vs Chelsea predictions for Monday’s Premier League tussle at the AMEX Stadium. Can a new look Chelsea outfit start with three points against the Seagulls? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

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Chelsea Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 8/11

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Chelsea 3-0 @ 14/1

Reason For Brighton vs Chelsea Predictions

  • Brighton failed to score in three of their final four home games last season.
  • The Seagulls conceded three or more goals in three of those matches.
  • Chelsea scored exactly three goals in three of their final six Premier League fixtures last term.
  • Chelsea won five of their last six meetings with Brighton.

Plenty of new faces at Chelsea

Frank Lampard will deploy his new-look Chelsea team for the first time on Monday evening at the AMEX Stadium, after a summer where the Blues flexed their incredible financial muscle in the transfer market.

Having secured Champions League football via a 4th place finish and led Chelsea to an ultimately unsuccessful FA Cup Final, Lampard impressed in his first campaign in the Stamford Bridge hotseat last season.

With solid foundations laid, Lampard continued his rapid Blues rebuild over the summer, with Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz all signed for a combined outlay of over £200m.

Following their mega-money transfer splurge, there is understandably huge excitement about Chelsea’s prospects for the 2020/21 season, but with expectations just as big, Lampard will have to deliver.

Potter targeting progress

After a solid 15th place Premier League finish last term, progress is the name of the game for Brighton this year, and Graham Potter – entering his second season as Albion boss – will be targeting more points and more goals in 2020/21.

With Potter’s tactical blueprint taking time to yield results, Brighton won just nine of their 38 Premier League fixtures in 2019/20, though the Seagulls lost fewer matches than any other team in the bottom half bar Burnley.

The Seagulls, who averaged a paltry 1.03 goals per 90 minutes last season, struggled badly in the final third however, though Potter will hope the capture of Adam Lallana can inject some much-needed creativity and quality into their attacking play.

Chelsea to start with a bang

New Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech misses Monday’s game through injury, though the ex-Ajax attacker’s absence doesn’t reduce the goal-scoring potential in Chelsea’s team by much.

With Timo Werner expected to lead the line, and a combination of Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic likely to support him from behind, the Blues will wield a frightening looking forward line at the AMEX Stadium, and we expect the hosts to struggle to cope.

At the end of last season, during project restart, Brighton were torn to shreds at home by three of the division’s strongest outfits in defeats to Man Utd (0-3), Liverpool (1-3) and Man City (0-5), and a Chelsea team of a similar level should enjoy similar success.

With some exciting new signings keen to impress on their Premier League debuts, we expect to see some sparkling attacking play from Blues on Monday night, and that in turn makes the over 1.5 Chelsea team goals market a hugely attractive proposition at the odds quoted, while our correct score prediction backs the Londoners to record a 3-0 win.

Only Norwich and Crystal Palace scored fewer goals than Brighton at home last season, and the Seagulls closed out the 2019/20 campaign by failing to score in three of their final four matches at the AMEX Stadium.

Chelsea, who beat Brighton in five of the clubs’ last six encounters, should be able to keep their toothless hosts at arm’s length on Monday, and having seen some of their top-end Premier League rivals run riot on the south coast at the backend of last season, the Blues new-look frontline can hit three goals.

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