Monday, Brighton receives Chelsea on the occasion of the first day of the Premier League. Both teams want to start this new exercise in a good way.
Brighton vs Chelsea Free Betting Tips
Goal fulfilled last season for Brighton who finished 15th in the Premier League with 7 units ahead of the relegation zone. Not really under pressure when it comes to resuming the championship after confinement, the Seagulls have only lost to the big guys (Manchester United, Manchester City, and Liverpool) in the last 9 days, for 3 wins and 3 draws. For this new season, Brighton again hopes to distance itself from the red zone. This summer, the Seagulls drew 2 friendly draws, against Chelsea precisely and against WBA.
Chelsea had to work last season to hang, with 4 points ahead of 5th Leicester, 4th place in the championship, qualifying for the Champions League. The Blues have perfectly managed the recruitment ban imposed on them. Qualified for the C1, they can now look to the future with great optimism given their great ability to invest in the transfer market. Very ambitious for Frank Lampard’s second season on the bench, Chelsea hopes to play the leading roles, both nationally and continental. Chelsea only played a preparation match against Brighton (1-1).
The workforce for Brighton vs Chelsea
The Brighton coach has to deal with the departures of the replacement defender Shane Duffy (Celtic) and especially the important midfielder Aaron Mooy (Shanghai SIPG) and his side Martin Montoya (ex-Barça). The club has been clever to compensate for these absences since it has enlisted at a lower cost the Dutch defender, often injured with Ajax lately, Joel Veltman (28), and the experienced attacking midfielder of Liverpool, also in prey to injuries, Adam Lallana (32). On paper, these two elements must bring real added value to the Seagulls, but they will have to avoid physical problems for that. Recently, young defender van Hecke (20, NAC Breda) was drafted. The club’s top scorer last year with 10 goals, the Frenchman Neal Maupay is still there. This is also the case for other captains Mathew Ryan, Lewis Dunk, Dale Stephens, and Davy Pröpper. The latter is however uncertain for this meeting, while the long-injured Colombian international Izquierdo is forfeited, as is the substitute goalkeeper recruited Christian Walton.
Chelsea eagerly awaited the lifting of the recruitment ban which took effect on January 31, 2020. This period forced the club to highlight its young center players like defenders Reece James (19) and Fikayo Tomori (21), midfielder Mason Mount (20, 7 goals and 5 assists in the Premier League), and striker Tammy Abraham (21, 15 goals). The club still decided to invest heavily enough to strengthen. Thus, the German internationals Timo Werner (Leipzig) and Kai Havertz (Leverkusen) arrived as well as the side Ben Chilwell (Leicester), the winger Hakim Ziyech (Ajax), and the defenders Thiago Silva (PSG) and Malang Sarr (Nice). The workforce is already looking great before starting this new year. Note, however, the departure of experienced Brazilian winger Willian (Arsenal) and replacement striker Batshuayi (Crystal Palace). Dissatisfied with the performance of Basque goalkeeper Kepa, the Blues are focusing on Rennes goalkeeper Édouard Mendy who should arrive in the coming days. For this first trip, rookies Ziyech, Thiago Silva, and Chilwell are forfeited, as are substitutes Gilmour and van Ginkel. Also, Croatian international midfielder Kovacic is suspended.
The key point for the match Brighton vs Chelsea
All Premier League fixtures are played behind closed doors until September 30.
Brighton vs Chelsea Free Betting Tips
Very ambitious for this new season, Chelsea should not miss the opportunity to pocket 3 points in Brighton on Monday. Chelsea victory!
Betting Tips: Chelsea Victory