In the previous round, Chelsea had just lost 0-1 to Manchester City. After that disappointing defeat, fans of the London team would love to see a strong return of coach Thomas Tuchel’s team. Especially when their opponents are just underdogs like Brighton and The Blues are fully capable of winning all 3 points in this match.
With Brighton, although it is ranked 9th in the table with 28 points, the performance of this team is not really impressive. The home team has only 2 wins in the last 10 matches in all competitions. Most recently, The Seagulls just drew Crystal Palace at home. Fans of the Falmer Stadium team cannot be assured when the home field record of this team is very unconvincing.
Specifically, teachers and coaches did not win the last 4/5 home matches against Newcastle United, Leeds United, Brentford and Crystal Palace. After all, the names above cannot match the level of Chelsea, who have reached the round of 16 of the Champions League this season. Remember, in the last 5 first team matches with the London team, The Seagulls failed 3 times. It is possible that Brighton’s bad home performance will again be maintained after 90 minutes at Falmer tonight.
After a 0-1 defeat to Manchester City, Chelsea was left behind by this opponent with a gap of up to 13 points. Moreover, this is a huge gap and it is difficult to level even though the new season is half way through. In front of coach Thomas Tuchel’s teachers and students will be a confrontation with Brighton and remember, this match The Blues must play away.
However, since mid-December, the London team has often played well when they have to march away from home. On all fronts, Chelsea owns the last 4/5 unbeaten away matches. And if only in the framework of the Premier League, The Blues are unbeaten in the last 2/3 away matches. Worth mentioning, in those 2 unbeaten matches, all 4 matches they kept clean sheets. The visitors’ attack is also very diverse with many elements of Mount, Havertz, Lukaku, Ziyech. This helps Chelsea to own many different pieces when attacking on the two sides, sometimes playing in the middle.