Brighton & Hove Albion vs Chelsea News, Stats and Prediction

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Chelsea will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they head to the Amex on Tuesday evening to take on Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Blues will enter the contest off the back of a 1-0 defeat to division leaders Manchester City on Saturday, while Brighton played out a 1-1 draw with M23 rivals Crystal Palace on Friday.

Graham Potter’s side are now unbeaten in their last five matches in all competitions, including their last four in the Premier League, which includes the 1-1 draw at Chelsea in the league on December 29.

Brighton have actually only lost once in England’s top flight since November 20, and a total of 28 points from 20 matches has left them in ninth position in the table, just four points behind seventh-placed Manchester United on the same number of games.

Potter’s team have lost just four of their 20 Premier League games this term, but they have won just three of their 10 league matches in front of their own supporters, collecting only 13 points in the process.

The Seagulls have never won a Premier League match against Chelsea, with their last success coming in the FA Cup back in 1933, but three of the last four league games between the two sides have finished level.
Chelsea’s Premier League title hopes suffered a huge blow on Saturday afternoon when they lost 1-0 at Man City, with Kevin De Bruyne’s second-half effort proving to be the difference between the two sides.

The Blues are now 13 points behind the Citizens in the table and dropped to third when Liverpool, who have a further game in hand, beat Brentford on Sunday.

Thomas Tuchel’s side have actually only won one of their last six league matches, drawing four times in the process, which has seen them lose ground in the title race, but they are still eight points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal in the race for the Champions League positions.

There are a number of teams below Chelsea with matches in hand, though, and there is certainly a danger that the European Cup holders could slide down the table in the coming weeks if they are unable to regain some consistency in terms of wins in England’s top flight.

The Blues have the second-best away record in the division this term, collecting 23 points from 11 matches, but they have lost two of their last four league games on their travels.

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