Brighton kick starts their 2020-21 season campaign in the Premier League this weekend against side Chelsea. The match schedules for Monday at the Amex Stadium with kickoff at 10:15 pm.
The Blues finished off the last season while edging out Leicester City from the top four. The last season was not a good one for Brighton, who survived relegation and ended on the 15th. It remains an uphill task for the side to turn around in the new season.
After a successful first run in the Premier League, Frank Lampard will be happy with the transfer window so far. The Blues made six mega signings for the club despite the current financial situation limiting other clubs.
The club announced the signing of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner before the start of the new season. Weeks leading to the season’s opening, the side signed Havertz, Thiago Silva, and Chilwell in the most expensive signing so far in the club’s history.
Frank Lampard feels the pressure in case he does not show results quickly with the firepower in the camp. Things are not yet done for the Blues with rumors of an imminent signing of goalkeeper Mendy to seal the perfect transfer window.
Brighton is not left behind in terms of signings with Joel Veltman and Adam Lallana joining the family. The side recently tied Dunk and Ben White to long term contracts.
Brighton vs. Chelsea Head to Head
Both sides have seven games between them, with Brighton taking one win while Chelsea with five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Brighton 0-0 West Brom
Brighton 1-1 Chelsea
Burnley 1-2 Brighton
Brighton 0-0 Newcastle
Southampton 1-1 Brighton
Brighton 1-1 Chelsea
Bayern 4-1 Chelsea
Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea
Chelsea 2-0 Wolves
Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea
Brighton Team News
After making a switch from Stamford Bridge to Amex, young sensation Lamptey started on the bench against his former club. Lallana looks set to make his debut for the club alongside Ben White.
Chelsea Team News
New signings Ziyech and Chilwell will miss out on the first match with respective injuries. Thiago Silva will not travel due to fitness issues. Pulisic might have to start on the bench after recently recovering from a hamstring injury.
Prediction and Odds
With Lampard having to field a new backline, we expect a win-win situation for both sides this weekend.
Both Teams to Score
Werner to Score