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Chelsea vs Brighton Prediction, Free Betting Tips & Odds

Date: 3rd December 2023
Kick-Off:  14:00 UK, 15:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge

Chelsea vs Brighton: Top free betting tips

Chelsea take on Brighton on Sunday 3rd of December in the Premier League with the home side still looking to properly start their season and the away side looking to build on their win last weekend. Our Chelsea vs Brighton prediction is for a high-scoring, highly entertaining affair between two teams who will go all-out-attack for the three points.

Match result prediction: Chelsea to win

Chelsea have had a peculiar season so far, with the Blues perhaps not getting as many points as they have deserved. They have looked really good at times yet they are languishing in tenth place in the Premier League table, twelve points behind the top four. Brighton have recently endured a six-match winless run in the league which ended last week, however, they played in Greece on Thursday night whereas Chelsea have had the week off.

Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Chelsea have been involved in some high-scoring affairs in recent weeks with 18 goals being scored in their last three Premier League matches. The Blues have picked up four points from those three fixtures but appear only know how to play one way. Brighton were involved in a five-goal thriller themselves last weekend and they have scored at least one goal in every league match this season.

Correct score prediction: Chelsea 3-2 Brighton

This game is certain to be a high-scoring match and we think the freshness of Chelsea will see them get over the winning line in the latter stages of the match. Chelsea absolutely need a win to retain any hope of finishing in the Champions League spots and a loss could see them drop as low as 15th if other results go against them.

Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea | Chelsea vs Brighton predictions
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Chelsea vs Brighton team news

Chelsea predicted lineup vs Brighton

The biggest loss for Chelsea this weekend is that their captain, Reece James, is unavailable after being sent off in the Blues' match against Newcastle last weekend. Marc Cucurella is also unavailable after picking up his fifth booking of the season last weekend. Pochettino remains without several first-team players including Wesley Fofana and Roman Lavia

Sanchez – Gusto, Silva, Badiashile, Colwill –  Caicedo, Fernandez, Gallagher –  Palmer, Jackson, Sterling

Brighton predicted lineup vs Chelsea

Brighton secured qualification to the knockout stages of the Europa League on Thursday night but Roberto de Zerbi had to field his strongest eleven in Athens to get the job done. As a result, the Italian could be forced into some rotational changes on Sunday with Lewis Dunk a certainty to miss out after being sent off against Nottingham Forest last weekend.

Steele – Veltman, Hinshelwood, Igor, Milner – Gilmour, Gross – Adingra, Pedro, Mitoma – Ferguson

Will Christopher Nkunku play?

Christopher Nkunku is back in full training with Chelsea ahead of the match against Brighton and the Frenchman could feature in the matchday squad for the the Blues for the first time in four months. It's highly unlikely that Nkunku will start the match but a cameo off the bench isn't out of the question.

Chelsea vs Brighton: What the fans think

Blues keen to see Nknunku

Seagulls still buzzing from Athens

How far will Brighton fans travel to Chelsea?

Brighton fans will make a 60-mile trip north to London to see their team face Chelsea on Sunday afternoon. Fans will have the option of taking a coach or car up the A23 or to take a train into London Victoria before changing to the underground to get to Stamford Bridge. The Brighton fans will be housed in the right half of the Shed End at the stadium.

Chelsea vs Brighton: Tickets

Chelsea have sold out all normal tickets for the match against Brighton, however, they do still have some hospitality availability. The cheapest hospitality tickets still on sale cost £300 and the most expensive are £1780. Brighton have also sold out their away allocation for the match. The club were given 3,000 tickets, all of which were sold exclusively to eligible season ticket holders.

FAQs: Chelsea vs Brighton

Who is the referee? Craig Pawson has been appointed as the match referee for Chelsea vs Brighton.

Who are the two managers? Roberto de Zerbi is the Brighton manager and Mauricio Pochettino is the Chelsea boss.

Who are the favourites? Chelsea are the favourite at 8/11.

How big is Stamford Bridge? Stamford Bridge has a capacity of 40,341.


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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