Prediction for Chelsea vs Brighton in the context of Round 31 of the 2022/23 Premier League, taking place on April 14th.
Analysis of Chelsea and Brighton’s form
Chelsea’s winless streak across all competitions has extended to five games after they suffered a 0-2 defeat against Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals. Worse still, this result has left The Blues with their lowest morale yet. Perhaps now, the remaining matches in the Premier League with Frank Lampard’s team are just a formality, as they are 14 points behind the top five with only eight games left.
On the other hand, Brighton wants to prove that their defeat at Tottenham in the previous round was just an accident. In fact, Roberto De Zerbi’s team controlled the game, created more chances, took more shots, and hit the target more times than Spurs in their away game. Before losing to Tottenham, The Seagulls had won five and drawn two of their last seven matches.
In the current context, Brighton is determined to achieve a positive result at Stamford Bridge to maintain their pursuit of a top-five finish. They are only seven points behind Tottenham but have played two fewer games.
Latest team news for Chelsea vs Brighton
For the match against Brighton on the evening of April 15th, Chelsea have almost a full squad, except for striker Armando Boja, who has a knee ligament injury and will be out for the rest of the season.
Meanwhile, Brighton still has Jeremy Sarmiento, Tariq Lamptey, Jakub Moder, and Adam Lallana absent due to injuries. However, their absence does not significantly affect the team’s current style of play. Coach De Zerbi still has players like Kaoru Mitoma, Pervis Estupinan, Alexis Mac Allister, Solly March, and Danny Welbeck to make a difference in the match.
Expected lineups for Chelsea vs Brighton:
- Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa; Reece James, Koulibaly, Fofana, Cucurella; Kovacic, Kante, Enzo Fernandez; Joao Felix, Havertz, Sterling.
- Brighton (4-2-3-1): Steele; Veltman, Dunk, Colwill, Estupinan; Groß, Caicedo; March, Mac Allister, Mitoma; Welbeck.
Prediction: Chelsea 0-2 Brighton.
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