Brighton vs Chelsea – Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 18/01/22, Team News and Lineups

20:00, Jan 18 2022
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Chelsea’s Premier League title charge hit a major bump at the weekend. Can the Blues bounce back to beat a dangerous Brighton outfit at the Amex Stadium? Read our free predictions and betting picks for the game here.

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Top-3 Predictions for Brighton vs Chelsea

Bookmaker Ratings prediction one: Double Chance – Brighton or Draw – 2.05

Bookmaker Ratings prediction two: Both Teams to Score – 2.0

Bookmaker Ratings prediction three: Leandro Trossard at Least One Shot on Target – 1.57

Brighton Double Chance

Brighton avoided defeat in three of their last four encounters with Chelsea and the Seagulls were much the better team when they held the Blues to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge just before the turn of the year.

We predict Brighton 1-1 Chelsea

Chelsea have shared the spoils in four of their last six Premier League skirmishes, while three of their last four meetings with Brighton have also finished all square. Two of those ties ended 1-1, including the teams’ last clash in late January.

Brighton – Win or Draw

Brighton have lost just twice in their last 12 fixtures in all competitions and Albion have been toppled just twice in their last nine tussles at the Amex Stadium.

Both Teams To Score – Yes

Both teams to score has been a winning bet in six of Brighton’s last eight fixtures in league and cup. 80% of Chelsea’s last ten Premier League matches have also produced action at both ends.

Over 2.5 Total Goals – No

Two or fewer goals have been registered in eight of Brighton’s last ten Premier League fixtures, while four of the Seagulls’ last five skirmishes with Chelsea also delivered under 2.5 goals.

Preliminary review and match prediction for Brighton vs Chelsea

Chelsea’s flickering title hopes have almost been fully extinguished following their 1-0 reverse at Manchester City on Saturday – a result that leaves the Blues a huge 13 points behind the Premier League leaders.

The defeat felt like the final nail in Chelsea’s coffin, but in truth, Thomas Tuchel’s side have looked anything but potential title winners for several weeks. The Londoners have won just two of their last eight league fixtures and they have dropped points in three of their last four assignments on the road.

With Romelu Lukaku’s underperformance and open desire to leave the club both major issues, Chelsea are playing without a reliable striker and their reliance on goals from midfield isn’t sustainable, indeed, seven of their last 11 efforts have been hit by deep-lying players.

Brighton meanwhile, pushed their unbeaten run in the league to four games with their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday and Albion have lost just once in eight Premier League contests overall since late November.

Nestled in the midst of that impressive run is the Seagulls’ 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge just before the New Year’s celebrations.

Brighton were much the better team in London and they might have snatched all three points had they been a little more clinical with the 18 attempts they mustered.

Graham Potter’s charges have been tricky opponents for Chelsea in recent seasons, holding the Blues to draws in three of the clubs’ last four meetings and Albion will be confident of causing another upset on Tuesday evening.

Backing Brighton’s Belgian attacking midfielder Leandro Trossard to test Chelsea’s keeper with at least one shot could also be worth your consideration this week. Trossard is averaging 2.6 attempts on goal per 90 minutes for Albion this term and he carries enough threat in the final third to be a thorn in the Blues’ side.

Safe Bets

Bettors on the lookout for a safe bet this week should consider backing both teams to score at 2.0. Both teams to score has landed in six of Brighton’s last eight fixtures in all competitions, while 80% of Chelsea’s last ten Premier League tests have delivered goals at both ends of the pitch.

Quick Rich

Chelsea’s holding midfielder Jorginho was a busy man when the Blues drew 1-1 with Brighton at Stamford Bridge last month. The anchorman made a bone-crunching seven tackles against his midfield counterparts and the Italian international is available at a juicy-looking 4.75 to make over 4 tackles against Albion on Tuesday.

Bet During the Match

Brighton have developed a habit for striking late on in games, in fact, eight of their 21 Premier League goals this term have been notched inside the final 15 minutes of their fixtures. Albion plundered an equalizer against Chelsea in the 90th minute when they held the Blues in London back in December, so keep an eye on the next team to score markets when Tuesday’s game drifts towards its climax.

Brighton vs Chelsea first goalscorer

Mason Mount is one of Chelsea’s most reliable goal-getters and the England star generally pops up to net at crucial times. Four of Mount’s seven league goals this season were deadlock-breaking efforts for the Blues and at 5/1 (6.0), the schemer is available at a price worth pursuing again in the anytime goalscorer stakes.

Brighton vs Chelsea Team News

Yves Bissouma is away on international duty, while Lewis Dunk remains a major doubt with a knee injury. Brighton will hope to have both Shane Duffy and Adam Lallana back in contention however.

Reece James and Ben Chilwell remain long term absentees for Chelsea, while Trevoh Chalobah is also out with a hamstring complaint. Edouard Mendy and Andreas Christensen are both laid low with COVID-19.

Starting Lineups

Brighton: Sanchez – Lamptey, Webster, Dunk, Cucurella – Gross, Lallana, Mac Allister, Moder, Trossard, Maupay

Chelsea: Kepa – Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Sar – Azpilicueta, Kante, Kovacic, Marcos Alonso – Mount, Havertz, Lukaku

Highlighted Player

Tariq Lamptey

Tariq Lamptey spent his formative years in Chelsea’s academy before joining Brighton in 2020 and the highly-rated youngster has been turning heads with his performances at right back for the Seagulls ever since.

With searing pace and energy to burn, the 21-year-old has all the traits you’d associate with a top modern fullback and Lamptey will be keen to show his old employers what they’re missing this week.

Most popular FAQ for Brighton vs Chelsea

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

Brighton and Chelsea drew 1-1 when they last met on December 29.

Where will this fixture be played?

Tuesday’s game will be played at the Amex Stadium

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

We recommend checking out the odds at William Hill for Brighton vs Chelsea.

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