On Wednesday 29 December, Chelsea will play Brighton at home at Stamford Bridge. The start of the match is scheduled for 22:30 Moscow time. The hosts are in third place in the standings and continue to fight for the championship. The guests are in thirteenth place, keeping a solid lead from the relegation zone.
Chelsea have not performed their best in recent games. The team won only once in the last four games and lost their former leadership. Thomas Tuchel’s charges are 3 points behind second-best Liverpool and 6 points behind leading Manchester City. more.
In the last two rounds, the Blues have tied Everton 1-1 and Wolverhampton 0-0. This is partly due to the positive tests for coronavirus and the absence of a number of key performers, but a similar problem is observed in many other English clubs. Thomas Tuchel is disappointed that the matches of his team were not rescheduled, and she had to play with a truncated composition:
Over the course of several days, we have identified new cases of infection. But this was not enough to postpone the match. On my part, one cannot demand one hundred percent concentration from the players, it cannot be achieved if the situation is unsettled. And she was anything but calm.
Before the match against Brighton, the team will play against Aston Villa. The announcement can be viewed on Twitter.
Brighton had a great start in the championship with 4 wins in 5 starting matches. It is ironic that after that the team no longer won, alternating between draws and defeats. Thanks to such a successful start, Brighton managed to break away at an impressive distance from the relegation zone and so far can not worry about anything.
Brighton’s recent match against Manchester United was postponed, and before that Graham Potter’s men lost 0-1 to Wolverhampton. Before the game against Chelsea, the team will play against Brentford, who have the same number of points after the same number of games. Such matches are also called a 6-point battle.
The team is preparing with might and main for this important confrontation.
It will be possible to watch this game live on one of the Match channels. The text broadcast will appear shortly before the starting whistle on the Sports.ru portal.
- It’s time for Chelsea to get back on track. You can bet on a win for the hosts with a handicap of -1 for 1.75.
- On average, 2 goals are scored in the matches of these teams. You can bet on total under 2.5 for 1.95.
- Mason Mount is Chelsea’s top scorer. He has already scored 7 goals in the Premier League. You can bet on his next goal for 2.3.
- Brighton scores 43% of their goals from 76 to 90 minutes. You can bet on this for 4.7.
Main Prediction Chelsea – Brighton