EFL Cup Round 3- Chelsea vs Brighton Match Preview, Schedule & Predictable Line-ups

                                                                     Chelsea vs Brighton

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September 28, 2023


                    12:15 AM IST


Stamford Bridge

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Hypothetical Match Preview: Chelsea vs. Brighton & Hove Albion - EFL Cup Third Round

In the third round of the 2023-24 EFL Cup campaign, Chelsea is set to host Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge in what promises to be an intriguing encounter. Chelsea's turbulent start to the season sees them in the bottom half of the Premier League standings, while Brighton has had a relatively solid campaign thus far.

Chelsea's Struggles

The home side's Premier League journey has been a rocky one, with inconsistent performances and results. In their recent outing, Chelsea suffered a 1-0 defeat on home turf against Aston Villa. Despite starting the match well, a red card to Malo Gusto just before the hour mark shifted the balance in favor of the opponents, leading to Aston Villa securing all three points.

Chelsea managed to progress to the third round of the EFL Cup with a 2-1 comeback win over Wimbledon in the previous round. However, they now face a tougher challenge against Brighton and will be eager to deliver a strong performance.

Brighton's Resilience

Brighton & Hove Albion, on the other hand, has enjoyed a relatively stable campaign and will shift their focus to cup football. In their most recent Premier League fixture, they secured a 3-1 comeback victory over Bournemouth, with Kaoru Mitoma making a significant impact off the bench by scoring a brace.

Head-to-Head and Key Numbers

Chelsea and Brighton have met 18 times in competitive fixtures, with Chelsea winning 12 of those encounters, Brighton winning three times, and five matches ending in draws.
Brighton enters this fixture undefeated in their last five competitive meetings with Chelsea.
Chelsea has struggled to keep clean sheets in their recent clashes with Brighton.
Brighton currently boasts the highest goal tally in the Premier League this season, with 18 goals to their name.

Match Prediction

Chelsea has faced challenges in recent games, with only two wins in their last 11 competitive outings. They have also suffered defeats in their last two matches at Stamford Bridge. The Blues will be determined to break this streak and put on a strong performance on Wednesday.

Brighton, in contrast, has shown better form, winning three of their last four games and five of their last seven. They come into this fixture as the more confident side and are likely to pose a significant challenge to Chelsea.

Prediction: Chelsea 1-2 Brighton & Hove Albion

Expect a tightly contested match, but Brighton's recent form gives them the edge in what could be an upset victory at Stamford Bridge in the EFL Cup's third round.
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