Brighton & Hove Albion host Chelsea as both clubs try to join opening-day winners in the 2020-21 season of the Premier League. Predictions and odds for this Brighton vs Chelsea match to be held behind closed doors at the American Express Community Stadium are available.
The Seagulls finished 15th amongst 20 teams last season, whilst the Blues were the fourth placers.
Heading into this game, Brighton played two draws in exhibition matches at home, 1-1 against the Blues and 0-0 against West Bromwich Albion.
The Blues travel to Brighton after that 1-1 draw with the Seagulls in a friendly. Timo Werner gave the Bues a 1-0 lead at the American Express Community Stadium after four minutes but Pascal Grob nette the leveller in the 90th minute with his penalty shot.DRAW AT BRIGHTON
In their last league meeting, a 1-1 draw ensued at Brighton. Before that draw, the Blues beat the Seagulls in their four previous league duels.
Striker Tammy Abraham will be Chelsea’s main man for this game. Abraham scored 15 league goals the past season, and netted 18 in all competitions.
Backing him up for Frank Lampard’s side are Christan Pulisic, Olivier Giroud, Werner. Mason Mount and Marcos Alonso.
New acquisition Kai Havertz will also be tested here of Lampard gives him the needed break to strut his wares.
As for the Seagulls, manager Graham Potter will rely on forward Neal Maupay in the attack. Maupay scored 10 goals in all competitions the past season. Also to be depended upon are eandro Trossard, Aaron Connoly, Lewis Dunk and Adam Webster.
Goalkeeper Mathew Ryan will also be worth watching as he had nine clean sheets for the Seagulls last campaign.
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