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