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Brighton vs Chelsea Prediction: Premier League Match on 15.05.2024

Brighton vs Chelsea Prediction: Premier League Match on 15.05.2024

Alexander Yaremenko Alexander Yaremenko
  • Betting Tip
    Both teams to score
  • Odds
    1.38
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Date and Time: Wednesday, May 15, 19:45 GMT

Venue: American Express Community’s Stadium

Brighton vs Chelsea. Team Overview

Chelsea is currently competing for 5th or 6th place in the English Premier League. 

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After two strong home victories against Tottenham and West Ham, it was crucial for Mauricio Pochettino’s team to secure a win against Nottingham Forest away. They achieved this using an attacking 3-2-2-3 formation, which maximizes the potential of young players.

However, Chelsea faced significant defensive issues, particularly during the transition from attack to defense. Nottingham created numerous opportunities through quick vertical attacks and could have scored more than two goals against The Blues.

With Thiago Silva leaving, Chelsea will likely need to enter the transfer market in the summer to find a top-class central defender. This is especially important as Benoît Badiashile and Trevoh Chalobah have been playing erratically and making frequent mistakes this season.

Recent FormLDWWW
Key Players to WatchCole Palmer and Mykhaylo Mudryk
Team StrengthsHigh level of players in attack
Team WeaknessesVulnerable defensive line and poor transition game from offense to defense.

Brighton is currently in 10th place on the table and has been one of the most inconsistent teams this season. 

Over the last eleven Premier League matches, Roberto De Zerbi’s team has only managed to win two games.

Their most recent victory was a 1-0 home win against Aston Villa in the 36th round. Due to De Zerbi‘s frequent squad rotations and numerous injuries, Brighton has struggled to establish a stable lineup this season. 

Additionally, many opponents have become familiar with the Italian coach’s tactics, making it challenging for Brighton to surprise their opponents in attack.

Recent FormDLLWD
Key Players to WatchSimon Adingra, Julio Enciso
Team StrengthsHigh level of players in attack
Team WeaknessesInstability

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Brighton vs Chelsea. Head-to-Head Statistics

In the last eight matches, both teams won two games and drew four times. During their last encounter on Brighton’s home field, Brighton won 4-1 against Chelsea. However, since then, there have been significant changes in both teams, with Moisés Caicedo now playing for Chelsea.

The clubs played each other in December this season, and Chelsea won 3-2, although Brighton had plenty of chances to equalize.

Player Focus

Cole Palmer has been the standout performer for the Blues this year. However, I would like to highlight another player from the offensive line who has been impressive in recent games – Mykhaylo Mudryk. 

The Ukrainian faced criticism earlier in the season but is now regaining his confidence. In the new 3-2-2-3 formation, he has more space on the left flank, allowing him to showcase his ability to beat opponents and make penetrating passes. In the last game against Nottingham Forest, he scored after a great run into the penalty area. Mudryk is expected to shine in the next match.

In Brighton’s lineup, we want to emphasize 22-year-old Ivorian Simon Adingra. He possesses high speed and can create problems for opponents with his 1v1 and 1v2 abilities.

Adingra also contributes significantly in the defensive phase by pressing opponents and making successful tackles. He was one of the standout players in his national team at the last African Nations Cup.

Tactical Analysis

Mauricio Pochettino has been using the 3-2-2-3 formation in recent matches, which has also been successful for Arsenal and Manchester City. Marc Cucurella moved from the left flank to the center to pair with Moisés Caicedo, and together, they managed the ball exceptionally well, forming a solid midfield quartet with Cole Palmer and Conor Gallagher.

In such situations, Chelsea excels in creating numerical superiority in the center of the pitch, making it challenging for opponents to control both the center and flanks simultaneously. 

On the other hand, Brighton plays in a defensive phase using a 4-3-3 formation with a trio of players in the central area of the pitch. If Roberto De Zerbi’s team cannot press effectively, it will be challenging for them to resist the midfielders of the London club.

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Brighton vs Chelsea. Prediction

Brighton is known for being an unpredictable team, and it’s often difficult to anticipate Roberto De Zerbi’s starting lineup. Additionally, several key players will be unavailable for this match. This makes it hard to predict how well the hosts will perform defensively and offensively. 

Considering Chelsea’s recent form and the return of several players from injury, the London club is expected to perform well. The new 3-2-2-3 formation makes Chelsea a potent attacking force, and with players like Cole Palmer, Mykhaylo Mudryk, and Conor Gallagher in good form, it’s safe to predict that the visitors will score at least one goal in this match.

However, former Brighton player Moisés Caicedo has been inconsistent, and Chelsea’s counter-pressing in away matches has been weak.

Moreover, Chelsea’s center of defense still lacks a reliable pair of central defenders. On the other hand, given the talent of Brighton’s attacking players Julio Enciso and Simon Adingra, it’s likely that Brighton will also find the net. 

Therefore, we predict that both teams will score.

Brighton vs Chelsea. Betting Odds

22bet’s pre-match odds show Brighton to win at odds of 3.2 against a higher odds of 7.1 for Chelsea. A draw is offered at odds of 5.65.

Live odds will be available on the 22bet website after kick-off on Wednesday.

BrightonDrawChelsea
3.24.042.02

On both teams to score odds: 1.38

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