Chelsea host Brighton & Hove Albion at the Stamford Bridge
No room for mistakes now. Chelsea host Brighton & Hove Albion at the Stamford Bridge with only one idea in mind – to start winning again. Let’s discuss this game in London in our English Premier League predictions.
Just as many people expected, Frank Lampard is having a difficult first season as Chelsea manager. At this moment the Blues are 11th in the league with 8 points won, which is certainly not where they’d like to be. But in same time they are just three points behind Arsenal and the Champions League zone, so it’s not as bad as it seems.
Chelsea will try to fight back after their defeat against Liverpool at the Stamford Bridge last week. Few days ago the Blues enjoyed an amazing win in the Carabao Cup, beating Grimsby Town with 7-1. It was Lampard’s biggest win since his arrival at the club. The Belgian international Michy Batshuayi scored a brace for Chelsea, while Ross Barkley, Pedro, Kurt Zouma, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi also put the ball in the net.
Brighton & Hove Albion enter this game from 15th place in the standings. So far they have won only one game since the beginning of the season – against Watford away from home. In the previous round Brighton & Hove Albion secured a point during the visit to Newcastle United.
Few days ago Graham Potter’s team said goodbye to the Carabao Cup. Brighton & Hove hosted Aston Villa at the American Express, but suffered a 1-3 loss. Hayden Roberts scored the hosts’ only goal in the game.
In our English Premier League predictions we believe that Chelsea will do the job against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday. After scoring seven goals in their previous match, the Blues are in a pretty good mood at the moment. They need points in the league and they know that this is a great chance to win some.