Chelsea will play away against Brighton in the 24th round of the championship of England. The match will take place on January 18.
Brighton are ninth in the Premier League table after 20 games played, in which they scored 28 points.
The Graham Potter team is currently on a five-match unbeaten streak (three wins and two draws).
At the end of December, Brighton drew on the Chelsea field (1:1). In January, the team began with a victory over Everton, after which they beat West Bromwich in the FA Cup. Last Friday, Brighton shared the points with Crystal Palace (1:1).
Brighton have drawn three of their previous five Premier League matches at home.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are in second place with 43 points from 22 matches.
The backlog from Manchester City is already 13 points. You can forget about the championship title this season. Ahead of the fight for second place with Liverpool, which at the same time spent two matches less.
Chelsea lost at Man City last weekend . As in the autumn, everything was decided by one goal. This time Kevin De Bruyne scored . And the main conclusion is that the team of Thomas Tuchel looked weak against the background of the leader. One shot on target in 90 minutes is the best indication that Chelsea are not yet ready for a title challenge.
Chelsea ended their 11-match unbeaten streak. Earlier in January, the Blues drew against Liverpool, defeated Tottenham twice in the League Cup and thrashed Chesterfield in the FA Cup.
Chelsea have conceded at least one goal in four of their previous five away matches in the Premier League.
Forecast and rate
You can bet on Brighton in this match for 5.10, 1xbet download app offer a draw for 3.84 , and Chelsea win for 1.76.
Chelsea recently lost points in a home game with Brighton, and this can hardly be called a big surprise. Matches against this team are always very difficult for the London club.
Four of the last five matches between Chelsea and Brighton have ended in draws.
Bet – both teams to score in 2.00 . This is the most logical and optimal option in this case.