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Chelsea vs Brighton predictions for Tuesday’s Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. The Premier League champions face Brighton & Hove Albion in the annual Boxing Day fixture. Read on for all our Chelsea vs Brighton free predictions and Betting Tips.
The Chelsea vs Brighton & Hove Albion match date and time is set. Chelsea vs Brighton fixture is on Tuesday, 26 December and game kick-off time is 15:00 BST at Stamford Bridge.
Date: Tuesday, 26 December
Time: 15:00 BST
Stadium: Stamford Bridge, England
Here are the best Chelsea vs Brighton odds and our Chelsea vs Brighton Predictions and Betting Tips:
Home Win Best Odds: 1.18 with bet365
Away Win Best Odds: 15.00 with bet365
Draw Best Odds: 15.00 with bet365
We expect a Chelsea win at 1.18 with bet365. Below you can read the reasons for our Chelsea vs Brighton predictions.
We expect Chelsea to win 2-0 at 5.50 with bet365
Unlike Chelsea though, the Seagulls come into the match on the back of a win after beating Watford 1-0 on Saturday. The Blues could only manage a draw away at Everton.
However, winning at Stamford Bridge would be a huge ask of Chris Hughton’s men. Chelsea’s form all season has been patchy, but the Premier League champions are still a difficult prospect in front of their own fans.
Having conceded that the now 16 gap points between them and leaders Manchester City is too much to make up, it will be interesting to see if Antonio Conte opts to go full strength throughout the festive period.
The Blues are through to the Carabao Cup semi-finals and have a Champions League face off with Barcelona in February, which it looks like they will prioritise.
One man they will be able to welcome back to contention against Brighton is Alvaro Morata, who missed the draw with Everton through suspension. We’re backing him to open the scoring at 3.30 with 3.30 with Unibet.
As for the correct score, we think whatever team Chelsea put out should have enough to get the job done. A 2-0 home win looks a good bet at 5.50 with bet365.
Chelsea face Brighton at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day afternoon. The Blues were held 0-0 by Everton in their last league match, leaving them 16 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Chelsea have not set the world alight in recent weeks, although nor have they been poor enough to really set any alarm bells ringing. Antonio Conte has already conceded the league title, so it will be interesting to see if he goes out all in during the festive period given the busy calendar.
Chelsea Form: DWWWLD
The Seagulls earned a timely win on Saturday after a winless run, beating Watford 1-0 to keep them safely in mid-table for now. Goalscoring has been their biggest problem recently, they’ve scored just twice in their last six games.
Brighton Form: WDLLLD
Brighton and Chelsea have met just 8 times previously, with the Blues emerging victorious on 6 of those occasions. The Seagulls only ever win came in the teams’ first meeting back in 1933, with Chelsea having won the last six in succession.
Out of favour defender David Luiz is out for Chelsea, although Alvaro Morata will return after suspension. Brighton are missing former Blues midfielder Steve Sidwell.
Chelsea win at 1.18 with bet365
Chelsea to win 2-0 at 5.50 with Unibet
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