Brighton vs Chelsea Prediction: Premier League Match on 15/05/2024

Date and time: Wednesday 15 May 19:45 GMT

Venue: American Express Community Stadium

Brighton vs Chelsea. Team overview

Chelsea are currently competing for 5th or 6th place in the English Premier League.

After two strong wins at home against Tottenham and West Ham, it was crucial for Mauricio Pochettino’s side to secure an away win against Nottingham Forest. They achieved this by using a 3-2-2-3 attacking formation that maximizes the potential of young players.

However, Chelsea faced significant defensive problems, especially during the transition from attack to defense. Nottingham created numerous chances with quick vertical attacks and could have scored more than two goals against the Blues.

With the departure of Thiago Silva, Chelsea will likely have to hit the transfer market in the summer to find a top centre-back. This is particularly important as Benoît Badiashile and Trevoh Chalobah have played erratically and made frequent mistakes this season.

Recent form LDWWW
Key players to watch Cole Palmer and Mykhaylo Mudryk
Team strengths High level of attacking players
Weaknesses of the team Vulnerable defensive line and poor transition play from attack to defense.

Brighton are currently 10th in the table and have been one of the most inconsistent sides this season.

In the last eleven games in the Premier League, Roberto De Zerbi’s side managed to win just two games.

Their most recent win was a 1-0 home win against Aston Villa in the Round of 36. Because of By ZerbiFrequent squad rotations and numerous injuries have seen Brighton struggle to establish a stable line-up this season.

In addition, many opponents have become familiar with the Italian coach’s tactics, which makes it difficult for Brighton to surprise their opponents in attack.

Recent form DLLWD
Key players to watch Simon Adingra, Julio Enciso
Team strengths High level of attacking players
Weaknesses of the team Instability

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Brighton vs Chelsea. Head-to-head statistics

In the last eight matches, both teams have won two matches and drawn four times. During their last meeting at Brighton’s home ground, Brighton won 4-1 against Chelsea. However, there have been significant changes to both teams since then, with Moisés Caicedo now playing for Chelsea.

The clubs met in December this season and Chelsea won 3-2, although Brighton had plenty of chances to equalise.

Player focus

Cole Palmer has been the standout performer for the Blues this year. However, I would like to highlight another offensive lineman who has been impressive in recent games – Mykhaylo Mudryk.

The Ukrainian faced criticism at the start of the season but is now regaining his confidence. In the new 3-2-2-3 formation, he has more space on the left flank, allowing him to show his ability to beat opponents and make penetrating passes. In the last game against Nottingham Forest, he scored after a great run into the penalty area. Mudryk is expected to shine in the next match.

In Brighton’s line-up, we want to highlight 22-year-old Ivorian Simon Adingra. He has great speed and can cause problems for opponents with his 1v1 and 1v2 skills.

Adingra also contributes significantly in the defensive phase by pressing opponents and making successful tackles. He was one of the standout players in his national team at the last Africa Cup of Nations.

Tactical analysis

Mauricio Pochettino has used the 3-2-2-3 formation in recent matches, which has also been successful for Arsenal and Manchester City. Marc Cucurella moved from the left flank into the center to pair with Moisés Caicedo and together they handled the ball exceptionally well, forming a solid midfield quartet with Cole Palmer and Conor Gallagher.

In such situations, Chelsea excel at creating numerical superiority in the center of the pitch, which makes opponents control both the center and the flanks simultaneously.

On the other hand, Brighton play in a defensive phase using a 4-3-3 formation with a trio of players in the central area of ​​the pitch. If Roberto De Zerbi’s side cannot press effectively, it will be a challenge for them to resist the London club’s midfielders.

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Brighton vs Chelsea. foresight

Brighton are known for being an unpredictable team and it is often difficult to predict Roberto De Zerbi’s starting line-up. In addition, several key players will be unavailable for this match. This makes it difficult to predict how well the hosts will perform defensively and offensively.

Given Chelsea’s recent form and the return of several players from injury, the London club are expected to perform well. The new 3-2-2-3 formation makes Chelsea a strong attacking force and with the likes of Cole Palmer, Mykhaylo Mudryk and Conor Gallagher in fine form, it is safe to predict that the visitors will score at least one goal in this match. .

However, former Brighton man Moisés Caicedo has been inconsistent and Chelsea’s counter-pressing in away games has been poor.

Furthermore, Chelsea’s central defense still lacks a pair of reliable centre-backs. On the other hand, given the talent of Brighton strikers Julio Enciso and Simon Adingra, it is likely that Brighton will also find the back of the net.

Therefore, we predict that both teams will score.

Brighton vs Chelsea. Betting odds

22bet pre-match odds have Brighton to win at odds of 3.2 compared to a higher odds of 7.1 for Chelsea. A draw is offered at odds of 5.65.

Live odds will be available on the 22bet website after the start on Wednesday.

Brighton Draw Chelsea
3.2 4.04 2.02

For both teams to score the odds: 1.38


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