Chelsea vs Brighton Match Info
Date: Wednesday April 3 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Referee: Graham Scott
Chelsea vs Brighton Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
December 16 2018: Brighton 1-2 Chelsea
January 20 2018: Brighton 0-4 Chelsea
December 26 2017: Chelsea 2-0 Brighton
Chelsea vs Brighton Stats
- Chelsea have won their last nine matches against Brighton, dating back to 1967
- Brighton have lost to nil in all four of their previous away matches against Chelsea
- Chelsea have the joint best home defensive record in the Premier League this season
Chelsea vs Brighton Match Preview
Chelsea fans were calling for Maurizio Sarri’s head on Sunday, but we think the under-pressure Italian will end up with two victories within four days.
The Blues were losing at Cardiff when their supporters chanted “We want Sarri out”, but a clearly offside Cesar Azpilicueta goal and Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s winner turned it around.
That result may have merely papered over the cracks, yet Chelsea are still bang there with every chance of finishing third in the Premier League table and winning the Europa League.
Sarri’s fate is sure to depend on what happens in the next two months, but he can fully expect to see his side triumph again on Wednesday against a Brighton team for whom it is very difficult to make a case.
The Seagulls have the worst possible record at Stamford Bridge (see stats above) and a bad one against Chelsea generally, they are not yet safe from relegation after Saturday’s defeat at home to Southampton and have the distraction of an FA Cup semi-final at the weekend.
Chris Hughton’s side had a couple of good wins at the start of March, but they needed a penalty shootout to get past Millwall in the FA Cup and Manchester City will hardly be quaking at the prospect of facing them at Wembley.
Neither will Chelsea before that and even though Sarri’s men have been decidedly hit and miss since December, this is expected to be a routine success for them.
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Chelsea vs Brighton Betting Tips
Chelsea to win and under 3.5 goals in the match @ 10/11 with bet365
Eden Hazard first goalscorer @ 10/3 with bet365