Chelsea vs Brighton: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Gordon "Flash" Watson

Friday, September 27, 2019 6:58 PM UTC

Friday, Sep. 27, 2019 6:58 PM UTC

Chelsea attacking style to pay dividends at Stamford Bridge, will Brighton survive the onslaught? Former footballer Gordon "Flash" Watson, provides his expert analysis.

<div><h2 style="text-align:center">Chelsea vs Brighton</h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/eng/premier-league/chelsea-fc-vs-brighton-hove-albion-3840924/?mtid=1" target="_blank"><strong>Sat 28th September at Stamford Bridge</strong></a></p><h2>Chelsea</h2><p>Chelsea have started this Premier League season in a no-nonsense fashion. Young players have come into the team to give energy and a fearless approach to games. Scoring goals has certainly been a highlight with Tammy Abraham finding the net on seven occasions. There is a growing feeling around Stamford Bridge that Chelsea are definitely on the up.</p><p>Frank Lampard looks to have already installed a style of play that he would of loved to have played in. Every player plays on the front foot and looks to attack the opposition by way of a precise pass or driving run. Mason Mount has subtle movement and good vision to compliment the likes of N’golo Kante and Willian. The full-backs provide real width in the final third and deliver top-class balls into the box.</p><p>Concentration at set-pieces has not been great, this is an area of Chelsea’s game that needs to sharpen up. If the clean sheets start to arrive then this bunch of players are going to go from strength to strength and possibly be the team to challenge Liverpool and Man City over the coming seasons.</p><p><strong>Key Strengths: </strong>Movement, Creating and taking Chances</p><p><strong>Key Weakness:</strong> Set Pieces and over committing going forward</p><p> </p><h2>Brighton</h2><p>Graham Potter has a big task on his hands to keep Brighton in the Premier League this season. The success of this team is built around the defence. Playing three central defenders last week at Newcastle limited the home side to just a few shots on goal.</p><p>The balance between defence and attack needs to be found quickly as goals mean points and Brighton are going to need around 37 to stay in the Premier League this season. There are no real stars in this squad but Glenn Murray has been the main goal threat over the past few seasons. Murray has been injured and summer signing from Brentford Neal Maupay has just two goals.</p><p>The Seagulls squad has an abundant of honest hard-working professionals, the togetherness of this group will have to stay strong right up to next May if they are to stay up.</p><p><strong>Key Strengths:</strong> Defensive unit, Set Pieces</p><p><strong>Key Weakness:</strong> Pace at the back and lack of goals.</p><p> </p><h2>Betting Analysis:</h2><p>Chelsea win this game if they play at the same tempo with the same urgency as they did last week against Liverpool. There should be plenty of chances and goals with the hunger and pace of Tammy Abraham.</p><p>Frank Lampard has a squad that is not scared of scoring plenty and are ready for another big win. Pedro scored midweek and would definitely relish playing against a side who are not blessed with pace. Mason Mount has a very mature footballing brain which will be needed if Brighton come and park the bus. I fear Brighton could be on the end of a hiding if this attacking Chelsea gets rolling early.</p><h2><strong>Tips</strong></h2><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Chelsea -1.5 (AH) 2.3 at Will Hill</strong></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Chelsea -2 @4 at Paddy Power</strong></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Abraham to score anytime @1.8 at Coral</strong></a></p></div>
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