class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With the Blues in strong form, our tipster is backing them to record a routine win against their relegation-threatened opponents at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea welcome Brighton to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening in the Premier League with Thomas Tuchel’s side full of confidence after their FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City at the weekend.
The Blues also have a Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid next week but will be focused on the visit of the Seagulls, who themselves come into the game after a goalless draw against Everton.
Chelsea vs Brighton Latest Odds
The Blues lost their last home league game 5-2 against West Brom but can be backed at 4/7 (1.57) to claim three points on Tuesday night with bet365.
Graham Potter’s side have been considerably better on the road this season than at home, with five of their seven top-flight wins coming away from the Amex Stadium.
The visitors, though, are priced at 5/1 (6.00) with the draw at 3/1 (4.00) .
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Chelsea vs Brighton Team News
Mateo Kovacic missed Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final at the weekend with a muscle problem and is likely to be sidelined again, while Thiago Silva is a doubt along with Andreas Christensen.
The side from the south coast are without Solly March, Tariq Lamptey, and Florin Andone, but Aaron Connolly could return.
Chelsea vs Brighton and Hove Albion Preview
Tuchel’s men have been in impressive form in recent weeks and apart from the aberration against West Brom, they have looked extremely solid and well organised.
The hosts also boast a strong record against Brighton, whom they beat 3-1 back in September, and there should be plenty of interest in backing them to record another win.
Prior to their defeat by Sam Allardyce’s team, which was dictated by Thiago Silva’s early red card, Chelsea had kept five consecutive home clean sheets and had also recorded some comfortable home wins against teams in the bottom half of the table.
The two side immediately above and below Brighton in the table, Newcastle and Burnley, have both been beaten 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the last few months, and the Blues should be able to record another straightforward win.
Chelsea vs Brighton and Hove Albion Tips and Predictions
Chelsea to win and score over 1.5 goals is priced at 20/21 (1.98) and should be an appealing way of getting the hosts onside, with this bet paying out in six of the seven meetings between these two sides in the Premier League.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.