After an extraordinary success in becoming the first Premier League team to beat Manchester City this season, Chelsea have successfully regained their place in the top 4 in the standings. But, the squad directed by Maurizio Sarri was reluctant to only stay in 4th place, especially the distance with Tottenham in the 3rd rank was not too far away. The Blues are clearly eyeing a victory in the 2018/19 Premier League season which has entered the 17th matchdays, where they will face Brighton and Hove Albion. The party will take place on Sunday night, December 16, 2018 at The American Express Community Stadium, Brighton.
As the host, Brighton and Hove Albion were indeed unseeded to win in the match later, because on paper they were still far behind the Blues. Speaking of statistics, Brighton and Hove Albion only packed 2 wins in their last five parties in all competitions and lost two of them. While in the Premier League standings, Chris Hughton’s landing squad is in 13th position.
Meanwhile on the one hand, Chelsea have just won a victory over Manchester City, a victory that is certainly very important for Maurizio Sarri’s team to penetrate the top four of the standings again. In addition, the victory also lifted the confidence of the players, because they were the first team to beat the defending champions in the Premier League this season.
Head to head Matches – Brighton and Hove Albion vs. Chelsea:
20.01.18 Brighton 0-4 Chelsea
26.12.17 Chelsea 2 – 0 Brighton
04.08.12 Brighton 3-1 Chelsea
Brighton and Hove Albion’s Last 5 Matches:
08.12.18 Burnley 1- 0 Brighton
05.12.18 Brighton 3- 1 Crystal Palace
01.12.18 Huddersfield 1-2 Brighton
24.11.18 Brighton 1 – 1 Leicester
10.11.18 Cardiff 2 – 1 Brighton
Chelsea’s Last 5 Matches:
09.12.18 Chelsea 2 – 0 Manchester City
06.12.18 Wolves 2-1 Chelsea
02.12.18 Chelsea 2 – 0 Fulham
30.11.18 Chelsea 4 – 0 PAOK
25.11.18 Tottenham 3- 1 Chelsea
Brighton: Mathew Ryan, Gaëtan Bong, Shane Duffy, Lewis Dunk, Ezequiel Schelotto, Biram Kayal, Davy Propper, Solomon March, Jurgen Locadia, Yves Bissouma, Florin And one
Chelsea: Kep Arrizabalaga, César Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, Gary Cahill, David Luiz, Cesc Fabregas, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Willian, Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata