Chelsea vs Brighton (Saturday 28 September, 3.00) promises to be one of the most entertaining Premier League game of the weekend with both teams adopting an attacking mantra under their new managers.
Chelsea vs Brighton Analysis
15:00 Kick Off on 28th Sept
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard thought his young Chelsea side were the best team against Liverpool last weekend and, whilst that’s open to debate, the spirit Chelsea showed suggested they’ll soon be climbing up the table.
But there is no getting away from the fact that Stamford Bridge isn’t the fortress it used to be and Chelsea have failed to win any of their home games this season. Last week’s defeat by Liverpool was preceded by a 1-0 loss to Valencia in the Champions League, whilst Leicester and Sheffield United have both won a point at Chelsea.
One highlight of Chelsea’s games this season has been goals and five of their six Premier League matches have produced at least three goals, with four producing four goals or more.
Brighton boss Graham Potter established a name for himself in the Championship last year as a manager that believes in trying to play attacking football. It’s not quite worked out so far this season but that’s only because his strikers haven’t managed to convert many of the chances they’ve created.
But they’ve only been beaten twice in their opening six games, and one of those was against Manchester City. They’ve drawn against three teams that finished above them in the table last year in Newcastle, West Ham, and Burnley, and it will be interesting to see if they can exploit a Chelsea defence that has already been breached 13 times in six games, including two goals in each of their last four games.
The most worrying aspect of Brighton’s form over the last few seasons is they’ve won just one point in their last 13 games against top-six opposition.
Chelsea vs Brighton Head-To-Heads
Chelsea and Brighton have met eight times in the Premier League and Chelsea have won all eight games. Despite both teams having had more defence-minded managers in the past, the last three games have produced at least three goals.