Premier League Preview: Brighton Vs. ChelseaPublished September 14, 2020 by Sol FH
The Seagulls host the Blues in what promises to be a tough battle for both teams on opening day, live at 20:15 GMT.
As Matchday 1 competitions continue tonight, there is one game that should be the highlight of the night, featuring Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Chelsea at Amex Stadium. It will be a test for both teams, as they take to the pitch for the first time since the end of the last season, just a few weeks ago.
Both teams are excited to show off their new signings and see what the offseason planning and practice will translate to in match play.
Frank Lampard's side has spent some serious money to acquire some of their newest talents, including the likes of Ziyech, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, and Malang Sarr.
The Blues ended last season in fourth place before going back to the drawing board and filling the gaps that management felt were getting too big.
Graham Potter's side has also added new talent and look to improve on their 15th place finish last season. New additions include Adam Lallana and Joel Veltman, while Ben White and Lewis Dunk have signed new deals with the Seagulls.
Both coaches press the attack and believe in a free-flowing style of soccer, which has worked better for the Blues. Brighton has never beaten Chelsea in the Premier League and that trend should stay the same after tonight's match.
There have been a number of fitness issues that Frank Lampard has had to deal with ahead of the opener. New signings Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell have been ruled out of the game, while Thiago Silva still hasn't trained with the Blues and such, will not play.
Premier League Betting
The odds ahead of this Premier League match are all in favor of Chelsea, with bet365 Sports posting odds in their favor at 1.57. The Seagulls are quite far behind at 5.50. A draw could be a wise wager as teams are just getting back in shape. A draw will payout at 4.33.
The odds in this article at the bookmaker mentioned above were accurate at the time of its writing, at 8:45 GMT on Sept. 14.