Chelsea aim to barge into the top four as they host Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League. Predictions and odds for this Chelsea versus Brighton & Hove Albion match to be played at Stamford Bridge are available.
With seven matches left this campaign, the Blues sit fifth in the table with 54 points, just a point off fourth placers West ham United and three off third placers Leicester City as the jockeying for Champions League berths heats up.
Before this game, Chelsea nipped Manchester City 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to reach the final of the FA Cup. The Blues’ semifinal win ended City’s search for a historic quadruple in the league.
That win over City also enabled Chelsea to bounce back after losing 1-0 at home to Porto but still advanced to the Champions League semifinals for the first time in seven years following a 2-2 aggregate triumph.
In their last PL game, Thomas Tuchel’s side swamped hosts Crystal Palace 4-1 to recover from a 5-2 defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion.
Winger/midfielder Christian Pulisic scored a brace to lead the Blues to the needed three points.3RD WIN IN LAST 5 LEAGUE GAMES
The victory was the third in the last five games for Chelsea, who also had two others in in their last five league matches, 1-0 at Liverpool and 2-0 at home over Everton.
Brighton are in 15th place with 33 points and are seven points clear of the relegation zone. They trail 14th placers Southampton by three points.
The Seagulls are reeling from two winless skids, a 2-1 defeat at Manchester United and 0-0 draw at home against Everton. Graham Potter’s men posted two successive wins before those results, 2-1 at Southampton and 3-0 at home over Newcastle United. They have another loss in their last five league fixtures, 2-1 at home to Leicester City.
Chelsea won 3-1 at Brighton in their last league duel. The Vlues also beat the Seagulls 2-0 the last time they clshed at Stamford Bridge.
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