Chelsea vs Brighton and Hove Albion Preview, Predictions, Line Ups, Team News

Chelsea vs Brighton and Hove Albion
English Premier League, England
Date: Wednesday, 3rd April 2019
Kick off at: 19.45
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, England

Coming of a hard fought win over Cardiff City, Chelsea are aiming for another three points on Wednesday. Maurizio Sarri’s side set to take down Brighton and Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea vs Brighton and Hove Albion Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare for this English Premier League encounter.  Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting that three points.

Chelsea

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Kepa(g);Azpilicueta, Luiz, Christensen, Emerson(def);Kante, Jorginho, Loftus-Chek(mid);Hudson-Odoi, Higuain, Hazard(att).

Brighton and Hove Albion

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Ryan(g);Montoya, Dunk, Duffy, Bernardo(def);Propper, Stephens, Bissouma(mid);Knockaert, Murray, March(att).

Recent Form

Before going into this Premier League midweek clash, both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.

Chelsea

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WDWLW

The Blues’ performances haven’t been too bad of late with three wins, one draw and one defeat from their last five games. Winning their latest win in a controversial fashion doesn’t really bother Sarri’s men.

Chelsea’s focus are simply to keep pushing hard for that top four battle. Another win will be important for the home side if they wan’t to maintain their race for Champions League Spot.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LWWWL

Brighton have been getting a mix results in their last five matches with three wins and two defeats. Unfortunately, one of their loses happened on their latest league fixture.

Last weekend, Brighton saw themselves suffering a slender 1-0 loss against Southampton. That result will spur The Seagulls on this midweek as they’re hoping to get a positive result at Stamford Bridge.

Team News

Chelsea

The Blues still not having much injury concerns at their squad their main players are all available. Sarri can pick up his best possible squad for this midweek tie, with potential rotation to happen.

Eden Hazard should return into the starting line up after being on the bench against Cardiff City. Callum Hudson-Odio could also make his start on Wednesday should Sarri decide to rotate his squad.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Chris Houghton is still without Florin Andone along with Pascal Gross for Wednesday as they’re still injured. Solly March is set to be given a starting role against The Blues.

The visitor also has some of their focus split for next week’s tie against Man City. Brighton will still try to give their all this midweek as getting a result can give them that morale boost.

Head to Head Records:

The two teams have only met three times before and all of those games were won by Chelsea.

Their latest encounter at Stamford Bridge happened back on December 26, 2017, which was won 2-0 by The Blues.

Match Prediction

Playing in front of their home crowd, The Blues will be pushing hard in getting that three points. Chelsea are set to push for all three points as they’re battle for top four finish is very tight.

However, Brighton won’t let themselves being taken down by The Blues easily as the visitor will give their best shot. Chelsea are certainly favorite to win on Wednesday, but the visitor can produce a shock.

Final Score: 2-1

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