Brighton vs Chelsea

Brighton vs Chelsea Preview: Just another ordinary match?

Brighton will look to bounce back from last week’s defeat to Burnley when they host Chelsea at the Amex on Sunday. The Blues drew in Hungary against Vidi FC on Thursday, but Maurizio Sarri is seeking to consolidate their place in the top four.

Chelsea won 4-0 at Brighton last season, when Eden Hazard produced a sparkling individual performance. Looking forward, everything leads to an easy win for the Blues once again. The Seagulls are looking for their first victory over Chelsea in any competition since January 1933, when they won 2-1 in an FA Cup third-round tie.

The last match at home for Hughton’s boys was a possession nightmare. Against Crystal Palace, Brighton had 21% of the ball possession with only 5.7% in the attack field. Clearly they don’t like to build-up chances from ball possession, and that will be strongly marked against Chelsea, a team crazy about retaining possession. Read More

Premier League Team Of Week 9

Premier League Team Of Week 9: If we can all be more like Rüdiger

Another week, another 26 goals scored. Some of our players featured in five goal wins while others appeared in goal-less stalemates though. Here’s our Premier League team of week 9.

Goalkeeper: Mat Ryan. Newcastle United 0-1 Brighton.

There’s no way to be nice about it: Brighton’s record on the road since they reached the Premier League has been abysmal. It would be worse were it not for Mat Ryan. He saved a clear-cut chance while the score was 0-0 at Newcastle, then made five more saves after the Seagulls took the lead. The Australian amassed the third most defensive points this week, so is worthy of his spot between the sticks. Read More