Brighton vs Chelsea Prediction: Premier League Match on 18.01.2022
Chelsea will be looking to end a run of three without victory in the Premier League on Tuesday evening, as they visit the Amex to take on Brighton & Hove Albion. The hosts will be looking for a third win in five games.
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It has been a nervy couple of weeks for Chelsea, as their chances of winning the Premier League this season look almost over. The Blues now trail Manchester City by 13 points, and are two points behind Liverpool. Thomas Tuchel will be extremely wary of the form that his side have shown in recent weeks, as they could end up getting dragged into a battle to finish in the top four this term.
Chelsea have won just once in their last five Premier League outings, while they suffered a third defeat of the season at the weekend against Manchester City. While the 1-0 defeat would suggest that the game was a close one, City looked assured defensively throughout the contest as they were never really stretched by a toothless Chelsea front line.
The Blues managed just a single shot on target in that game, and the fact that the goals for Romelu Lukaku have dried up would be a big concern.
Brighton look set to challenge for a Europa Conference League place in the second half of the season, as they are currently ninth in the standings. They are four behind Manchester United, and three behind Wolves, who are the team directly above them in the standings.
Brighton are unbeaten in four coming into this fixture. They would have been disappointed with the result that they picked up in their last game against Crystal Palace, as they certainly had the chances in that fixture to win comfortably. Ultimately, they needed a late Joachim Andersen own goal to save a point.
Brighton vs Chelsea Head to Head
Brighton have never beaten Chelsea in the Premier League. The Seagulls have at least picked up points in their last two fixtures, which means that they have picked up more points against the Blues in their last two as they had in the previous eleven meetings. Chelsea are unbeaten in 13 against Brighton, and have won ten games during that run.
Brighton vs Chelsea Prediction
Brighton certainly have the attacking quality to pose problems for Chelsea on Tuesday. However, Tuchel will understand the importance of taking maximum points from this fixture, which means that we can see a victory for the travelling side.
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