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Brighton vs Chelsea Prediction & Betting tips
The first day of the English Premier League is in full swing. Before the game Brighton vs. Chelsea’s odds show the guests going into this game as favorites. This is no surprise because the Blues are always favored against opponents like Brighton anyway.
In addition, Chelsea made a mark on the transfer market this summer. That should now also succeed on the pitch. For Brighton, it’s about starting the season very well.
The host will primarily fight against relegation and try to collect as many points as possible and as quickly as possible. The start of the game in Brighton at the end of the first weekend in the Premier League is on Monday evening at 20:15 p.m.
Brighton finished 15th in the Premier League last season and these are the regions where the club can be expected to continue in the new season. The team doesn’t play incredibly cleverly, but recently they got a lot out of the not ideally filled squad.
Before the game Brighton vs. Chelsea betting odds show that Brighton will go into the game as an underdog.
In the summer, Brighton tried to strengthen the squad cheaply if possible. Above all, the free transfer Lallana was an absolute coup for the club, and the experienced central defender Veltman only cost one million euros. So the homework in terms of squad planning has been done.
Lallana should give the offensive new impetus. That is also necessary, because 39 goals in the preseason were a bad number, only three teams scored less often in the Premier League. There are still a lot of question marks about the form within the team, and of course Chelsea are individually superior.
That’s why before the game Brighton vs. Chelsea our forecast that the guests will win the duel and start the season with a win. Brighton wants to keep the game open for as long as possible and will focus on compactness above all.
The Brighton test matches showed that the team is quite capable of generating this compactness. Against West Bromwich there was a 0-0, against the opening opponent Chelsea a 1: 1. The general form of Graham Potter’s team seems to fit, so maybe Chelsea can be annoyed after all.
Chelsea is, especially when considering the transfer strategy, the complete alternative to Brighton. The Blues have spent well over 200 million euros, including for Havertz, Werner, Thiago Silva, Chilwell and Ziyech.
The last season for Chelsea went very well for a long time, but especially internationally, the club was quickly shown where the limits were. That’s why the squad was completely renewed. Of course, this also increases expectations.
An important point that Frank Lampard must have on the slip is the defensive. Chelsea conceded 54 goals in the 2019/20 season, no team from the top 10 of the Premier League was worse.
Increasing the individual quality is only part of the problem solving. Now the team still has to develop automatisms and, in addition to new offensive force, also develop a balance.
The first approaches in the test matches were definitely positive. Before the game Brighton vs. Chelsea is our tip that Chelsea will win the game.
Despite all the euphoria about Chelsea: It will probably take a few weeks before the Blues have found their best formation. Until then, there are already some exciting games on the program. The pressure against an individually inferior opponent like Brighton is accordingly high.
With Chilwell, Baba, Gilmour, Musonda and Pulisic, some players will be out, while newcomer Ziyech is just an option for the bank. The squad is very big at the moment and can absorb these failures.
Brighton vs Chelsea head to head matches
29.08.20 CF Brighton Chelsea 1 : 1
01.01.20 PL Brighton Chelsea 1 : 1
28.09.19 PL Chelsea Brighton 2 : 0
03.04.19 PL Chelsea Brighton 3 : 0
16.12.18 PL Brighton Chelsea 1 : 2