One of the proposed Europa Super League sides, Chelsea, continues their domestic exploits when they play host to Brighton. The match schedules for Tuesday at Stamford Bridge with kickoff at 10 pm.
The Blues currently occupy the fifth spot in the Premier League – a point behind fourth-placed West Ham – whereas Brighton occupies the 16th spot with six points safe from the relegation battle.
It remains another hectic week for the Blues, having played twice since April 10, that ended in a 4-1 win over Crystal Palace. Despite losing 1-0 to Porto in the Champions League, the side managed to tie the semi-finals tie against Real Madrid.
Thomas Tuchel’s record since at the helm of Chelsea is nothing but impressive against the top managers. Pep Guardiola, Klopp, Simeone, Mourinho, and Ancelotti teams failed to score a goal against Tuchel’s Chelsea.
Moreover, the Blues booked a spot in the FA Cup finals after defeating Manchester City 1-0 on Saturday evening courtesy of Hakim Ziyech’s goal. The side will face against Leicester City, who edged out Southampton.
On the other hand, Brighton knows the importance of winning this match with relegation woes come alive. Sheffield United is the latest outfit to get relegated. Only six points separate Graham Potter from the red dotted line. West Brom is gaining steam, and a loss this side reduces their gap to only six points.
Chelsea vs. Brighton Head to Head
Both sides have eight games against each other, with Chelsea taking home six wins while Brighton with one win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Chelsea 1-0 Man City
Chelsea 0-1 FC Porto
Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea
FC Porto 0-2 Chelsea
Chelsea 2-5 West Brom
Brighton 0-0 Everton
Man United 2-1 Brighton
Brighton 3-0 Newcastle
Southampton 1-2 Brighton
Brighton 1-2 Leicester City
Chelsea Team News
After a hectic week of fixtures, we expect a squad rotation ahead of the clash with Kurt Zouma replacing Thiago Silva, who picked up a back problem. Matteo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen both picked injuries, and the match comes too soon for them. Other potential new faces include Kai Havertz, Marcos Alonso, Christian Pulisic, and Callum Hodson-Oddoi.
Brighton Team News
Long-term absentees at the club include Tariq Lamptey and Solly March. Other injury doubts at the camp include Florin Andone and Percy Tau. Potter will have to keep faith in Neal Maupay, Danny Welbeck, and Leandro Trossard in the attack.
Prediction and Odds
Brighton has all it takes to upset Chelsea given their hectic schedules, but squad depth is fit to rescue a win.
Goals Under 3.5
Both Teams to Score