With Brighton 15th in the Premier League, Thomas Tuchel will be expecting his players to make short work of their opponents, especially with the good form that they’re currently enjoying.
The shock defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion and the loss to Porto apart, Chelsea have progressed steadily under their German manager’s tutelage.
Although the FA Cup Final and the chance of a place in the European Cup Final is fantastic for Chelsea, it is the guarantee of Champions League football that is the bottom line for those who run the club.
Earlier this season in the campaign’s opening fixture, Chelsea travelled to the Amex and returned to Stamford Bridge with a 3-1 win under their belts, the goals coming via Jorginho who converted a penalty, Reece James and Kurt Zouma.
Last season’s corresponding game ended in a 2-0 win for the then manager Frank Lampard who watched Jorginho score the first from the penalty spot and Willian get the second.
Chelsea have met The Seagulls at Stamford Bridge on five previous occasions in the top-flight and have won every encounter; indeed, Chelsea’s good record against Brighton in South West London has seen them score ten times without reply.
Whilst many of the ‘so called’ Chelsea ‘fans’ who frequent social media seem to have an ‘anti-English’ agenda against Mason Mount, those Chelsea supporters who know both their club and their football quite rightly regard him as one of the greatest prospects to have ever emerged from the Chelsea Academy.
I will be placing two bets on this game. One for Mount to score at any time at 3.60 and for there to be over 2.5 goals scored which is 2.05 with our friends at FansBet.
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