Chelsea vs Brighton predictions: Premier League tips, odds and team news
Chelsea will be hoping they can get back to winning ways when they host Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday at 2pm (UK time).
Chelsea vs Brighton predictions
Chelsea vs Brighton: Predictions
|Chelsea 1-1 Brighton
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The stats behind our Chelsea vs Brighton predictions:
- Chelsea have won just one of their seven league home games this season.
- Brighton are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games against Chelsea.
- Chelsea have conceded in six of their seven home league games this season.
- Brighton are winless in their last three away league games.
- Raheem Sterling has scored four goals at Stamford Bridge this season.
Chelsea vs Brighton match tip
Although Chelsea have struggled for results at Stamford Bridge this season, Raheem Sterling appears to be at home. The Englishman is Chelsea’s top scorer at Stamford Bridge across all competitions this season, netting four goals — one more than Nicolas Jackson.
Chelsea vs Brighton Bet-Builder tip
As well as struggling for victories at home, Chelsea are also finding it tough to keep clean sheets. The Blues have conceded in six of their seven home league games this season, only managing a clean sheet against Luton. It is worth noting that they did shut Brighton out in the EFL Cup in September. Chelsea are also at the top of the Premier League’s card charts with no team being shown more yellow cards than the Blues’ (44) this season. When you add red cards, their total comes to 46, with Malo Gusto and Reece James having been sent off.
Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in just one of their seven home league games this season.
No team has received more cards in the Premier League this season than Chelsea's 46.
Chelsea vs Brighton odds
*Odds correct as of 14:30 on December 2
Chelsea may have earned a lot of plaudits for their 4-4 home draw with Manchester City before the international break, but it did also continue the Blues’ poor run of form at Stamford Bridge. Mauricio Pochettino has taken charge of seven Premier League games at Stamford Bridge so far this season, winning just the one against Luton. There have been defeats to Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa and Brentford, all without Chelsea finding the net. But the bizarre thing is, Chelsea have also held Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City to draws. The question is, will they see Brighton as a big team, or an underdog? Chelsea do also have to recover following last week’s 4-1 defeat at the hands of Newcastle at St James’ Park.
Brighton do sit ahead of Chelsea in the table and their fans take glee in that, given how the Blues have constantly looked to raid them for players and staff. The Seagulls started the season well but have hit a poor run of form, particularly away from home, in the Premier League. After winning their first two away trips of the season against Wolves and Man Utd, Brighton went winless in three. The run started with a 6-1 defeat to Aston Villa before a 2-1 loss at the Etihad. Before the international break, they were only saved from a third defeat by a late own goal by Ashley Young. However, they were away last weekend and beat Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, sandwiched between two away wins in the Europa League against Ajax and AEK Athens.
Chelsea vs Brighton team news
Chelsea team news
|Reece James, Marc Cucurella, Malo Gusto, Wesley Fofana, Ben Chilwell, Trevoh Chalobah, Carney Chukwuemeka
|Christopher Nkunku, Romeo Lavia
Reece James is suspended after his red card against Newcastle last weekend, while Malo Gusto has also been ruled out, giving Chelsea a problem at right-back. Romeo Lavia and Christopher Nkunku could be involved but it remains too soon for Ben Chilwell. Marc Cucurella is also suspended for an accumulation of yellow cards, while Trevoh Chalobah, Carney Chukwuemeka and Wesley Fofana are longer-term absentees.
Brighton team news
|Danny Welbeck, Lewis Dunk, Solly March, Pervis Estupinan, Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster, Mahmoud Dahoud, Julio Enciso, Ansu Fati
Mahmoud Dahoud is still suspended for the trip to Stamford Bridge, with this being match two of a three-game ban. Lewis Dunk is also suspended after his red card last time out. Brighton also have a number of injury issues including Tariq Lamptey, Danny Welbeck, Solly March, Ansu Fati and Pervis Estupinan.
Chelsea vs Brighton head-to-head record
- 27 September 2023 – Chelsea 1-0 Brighton – EFL Cup
- 15 April 2023 – Chelsea 1-2 Brighton – Premier League
- 29 October 2022 – Brighton 4-1 Chelsea – Premier League
- 18 January 2022 – Brighton 1-1 Chelsea – Premier League
- 29 December 2021 – Chelsea 1-1 Brighton – Premier League
Chelsea beat Brighton at Stamford Bridge in the EFL Cup earlier this season, ending a five-game winless run against the Seagulls. They haven’t won back-to-back matches against Brighton since 2019, part of a 11-game winning streak which started in 1967 and includes four games in League Two.