Premier League action is back in town and things are getting heated up in the league. Chelsea will be hosting Brighton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Both teams have enjoyed each other’s rivalry this season as they both were in a very close competition for half of the time.
Chelsea are going through a major dip in their performance this season. They have also witnessed a change in management twice in the same season. And are coming into the game after suffering a loss against Real Madrid in a midweek Champions League match.
Brighton are currently in the 7th spot in the tournament with 46 points. They are still left with 9 games and the club will be eying a Europa League spot for the next season. The top bookmakers in India have La Liga odds on their platform.
The appointment of Frank Lampard received mixed reactions from the team. However, the start of his 2nd term with the Blues was not good as the team lost the away fixture against Wolves by 2-0 last week. Chelsea need a complete revival under new management. Hopes are high for Frank Lampard for the rest of the season and his experience might help the club owners to build a good future for the club.
Armando Broja (knee) and Cesar Azpilicueta (head) have still not recovered from their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Kepa, James, Fofana, Koulibaly, Chilwell, Kovacic, Fernandez, Kante, Sterling, Havertz, Felix
Brighton witnessed a loss against Tottenham in their last fixture by 2-1. The attack failed to complete the opportunities into goals despite having possession of 65%. Lewis Dunk scored in the 34th minute and gave a good chance to the team to register a win. However, it was a complete failure from the attackers.
Adam Lallana (thigh), Jakub Moder (knee) and Jeremy Sarmiento (ankle) remain sidelined because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Steele, Veltman, Webster, Dunk, Estupinan, Caicedo, Gross, March, Mac Allister, Mitoma, Ferguson
Both teams are struggling when it comes to their attacking partnership. We are in for a tight contest as Brighton have capability to punish Chelsea defence. However, Blues are coming with two back-to-back defeats and players will be hoping to give it all and get something out of this match. We predict a draw in this tie.