Brighton hasn’t started off in a good way under the new management of Roberto De Zerbi, and the person he replaced could try to make matters worse when Chelsea will visit the Amex during the weekend’s Premier League action.
There’s still no way for the hosts beat their opponents in five league matches under the new manager who took over following Graham Potter’s departure to take charge of the Blues with just two points over that period. The schedule hasn’t been kind over that time but, in fairness, with matches in opposition to Liverpool, Tottenham, and Man City before Saturday’s visit from the fifth-placed Chelsea.
Potter Meanwhile, Potter has had a rocky time at Chelsea but has yet to experience defeat in any game. They’ve been held but to draws, in their two recent league games in opposition to Brighton as well as Manchester United, and required an incredible performance from Kai Havertz to defeat RB Salzburg in midweek Champions League game on Tuesday.
The Blues have been pushed out of the top four teams in the Premier League after the draw that was drawn in the league’s most recent draw, as Newcastle moved Chelsea to the fifth spot on goal-to-goal ratio. They’ll now be hoping to get back into the fourth position in the event that they lose to Aston Villa. Magpies are unable to hold their own to Aston Villa.
Brighton against Chelsea. Chelsea live stream, TV channel
|Australia||Sun, Oct. 30||01:00 AEDT||—||Optus Sport|
|Canada||Sat, Oct. 29||10:00 ET||—||fuboTV Canada|
|Hong Kong||Sat, Oct. 29||22:00 HKT||Now Premier League (Ch. 620),|
Now Premier League 1 (Ch. 621)
|Now Player, Now E|
|India||Sat, Oct. 29||19:30 IST||Star Sports Select|
Star Sports 1
|JioTV, Disney+ Hotstar|
|Malaysia||Sat, Oct. 29||22:00 MYT||Astro Supersport 3||Astro Go|
|New Zealand||Sun, Oct. 30||03:00 NZDT||Sky Sports Premier Lg||Sky Go, Sky Sports NOW|
|Singapore||Sat, Oct. 29||22:00 SGT||StarHub Hub Premier 1 (Ch. 221)||Premier+ on StarHub TV+|
|UK||Sat, Oct. 29||15:00 GMT||—||—|
|USA||Sat, Oct. 29||10:00 ET||USA Network, Universo||fuboTV, Universalo Now|
UK: Saturday’s game of Brighton and Chelsea from the American Express Community Stadium will not be broadcast in the United Kingdom, as it is part of the 3 p.m. local blackout window.
USA:The match will be broadcast via USA Network along with Universo, which are streamed both via fuboTV.
Canada: Premier League matches are available in Canada throughout the entire season via fuboTV.
Australia: Australia’s sole broadcaster of the Premier League is Optus Sport.
Brighton against. Chelsea lineups, team news
There are two changes that have to be made for Brighton. Centre-back Joel Veltman came from an injury in the final game which left Pervis Estupinan to replace him. ( Levi Colwill isn’t available for the game because he’s the Chelsea Loanee.) Kaoru Mitoma is making his debut Premier League start at forward in the place in place of Danny Welbeck, who’s not included in the squad.
Brighton starting lineup (3-4-1-2): Sanchez (GK) — Dunk, Webster, Estupinan — Trossard, Mac Allister, Caicedo, March — Gross — Mitoma, Lallana.
Brighton subs (9): Steele (GK), Turns, Furlong, Lamptey, Sarmiento, Gilmour, Moran, Enciso, Under
Mason Mount, who was off for his Champions League match, comes back to a regular starting position and Kepa Arrizabalaga remains the goalkeeper and is a winner since Potter selected him to be the no. 1.
N’Golo Kanté will not be back until the World Cup with his thigh injury. The options for center back are limited because Wesley Fofana‘s recovery from an injury to his knee is taking longer than anticipated, and Kalidou Koulibaly remains also in doubt due to similar reasons. Reece James is absent from club play until the beginning of 2019 and his participation in England in the World Cup is a concern.
Chelsea starting lineup (3-5-2): Arrizabalaga (GK) — Chalobah, Silva, Cucurella — Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Gallagher, Sterling — Mount, Havertz.
Chelsea subs (9): Mendy (GK), Chilwell, Azpilicueta, Hutchinson, Zakaria, Jorginho, Ziyech, Aubameyang, Borja
Brighton vs. Chelsea betting odds
Brighton is, as expected, underdogs in this game, however, Chelsea’s struggles with attacking have been able to propel them into a plus-odds position as they travel at the Amex.
According to bookmakers, goals are likely to be scored since an more than 2.5 number is slightly preferred and both teams to score props have a slightly larger weight.
However, there is a feeling that this game will be close, given the odds of Brighton using the handicap half-goal, since the market anticipates the Blues working hard to win in the away game.