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Brighton host Chelsea on Tuesday night at the Amex Stadium. Thomas Tuchel’s Blues are seeking an end to their three-game winless streak. Chelsea are coming off of a 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday.

The defeat to Manchester City pretty much eliminates the Blues from winning the Premier League title this season. Chelsea are now 13 points off of first-place Manchester City and in third place behind Liverpool.

Brighton are undefeated in four straight games. The Seagulls came from behind to draw 1-1 with Crystal Palace at the weekend. A Crystal Palace own goal in the final three minutes gave Brighton a share of the spoils. Graham Potters’ team are ninth in the league and seven points off of the top five.

Seagulls' supporters won’t be happy to hear the news of Everton’s interest in Potter as their next manager. Everton sacked Rafael Benitez over the weekend and have turned their attention to hiring Potter in the offseason.

Brighton vs Chelsea Betting Odds

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Chelsea are not in the best of form heading into Tuesday night’s game at the Amex Stadium. The Blues took just seven points from the last 18 points available in the league. Chelsea won just once in their last six games. Three straight matches in the Premier League for Chelsea ended without a victory.

Goals did not flow for Chelsea across their last six games. Just seven goals were scored and six conceded to opponents. Still Chelsea are massive favourites to win at Brighton and go into the game at the best betting odds of 3/4.

Brighton picked up nine points from the last 18 points available. They outscored their last six opponents 8-6. Each of Brighton’s last four games finished without a loss. The bookies have Brighton to win this match at best price odds of 9/2.

Brighton claimed a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge earlier this season against Chelsea. The teams’ last two matches in the league finished as stalemates. Bookies’ best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 14/5.

Brighton vs Chelsea Team News

Potter has six players on the Brighton injured and absent list ahead of Tuesday’s match at home with Chelsea. Midfielder Yves Bissouma is at the Africa Cup of Nations and will miss the fixture. Bissouma is linked with a transfer to Aston Villa, Liverpool, and Manchester United this month. At the moment, Aston Villa are the team expected to sign Bissouma for whopping £50 million.

Jeremy Sarmiento and Enock Mwepu are both ruled out of the match with injuries. Potter could have Shane Duffy and Adam Lallana back in the team after both players collected knocks. Lewis Dunk is unlikely to make the team.

Tuchel is without Reece James due to an injury and fellow defender Trevoh Chalobah joins the full-back on the injured list with a thigh issue. Full-back Ben Chilwell is also ruled out with an injury. Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is at the Africa Cup of Nations and Andreas Christensen tested positive for COVID-19.

Romelu Lukaku continues to frustrate Chelsea supporters. He has five goals in 14 league games and hasn’t been the missing piece to lead the Blues to the title. Lukaku has just two league goals in his last 11 league appearances.

Brighton vs Chelsea H2H

Brighton claimed a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge earlier this season against Chelsea. The teams’ last two matches in the league finished as stalemates. Brighton have been the late-show masters this season in the Premier League. The Seagulls have scored nine goals in the final 15 minutes of games in all competitions. Thirty-two-percent of Brighton’s goals have come in the final quarter of an hour in matches this term.

In the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge, Brighton scored a 90th-minute goal through Danny Welbeck to cancel out a 28th-minute Lukaku goal for the 1-1 draw. Brighton have drawn the most league games with 10 this season from 20 matches. Fifty-percent of Brighton’s games have ended in stalemate in the league.

Brighton vs Chelsea Prediction

First goal scorer: Romelu Lukaku @ 9/2 - BET NOW

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When these teams met earlier this season, Lukaku scored in the first half to put the Blues up 1-0. Lukaku’s goals have dried up and he hasn’t been the dominant player everyone expected after returning to Chelsea from Internazionale in the offseason. Lukaku proved he can score goals against Brighton and our betting tips prediction is for Lukaku to score first on Tuesday night.

Under 2.5 goals scored @ 4/5 - BET NOW

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The last two games between these sides finished with under 2.5 goals. It is a trend that could continue this weekend at the Amex. Chelsea have conceded just 17 times this season, which is the third-lowest total. Brighton have conceded 21 times, the sixth-fewest number of goals in the league. Two straight Brighton matches finished with under 2.5 goals. Chelsea’s last two games ended with under 2.5 goals scored. Our betting tips prediction is for another Brighton-Chelsea game to end with under 2.5 goals.

Late goal: Goal after 72:59 @ 5/6 - BET NOW

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In the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge, Brighton scored a 90th-minute goal through Danny Welbeck to cancel out a 28th-minute Lukaku goal for the 1-1 draw. Brighton have drawn the most league games with 10 this season from 20 matches. Fifty-percent of Brighton’s games have ended in stalemate in the league.

The Seagulls have scored nine goals in the final 15 minutes of games in all competitions. Thirty-two-percent of Brighton’s goals have come in the final quarter of an hour in matches this term. Although Brighton claimed back-to-back draws, Chelsea could come out and claim a win after being outplayed by Man City at the weekend.

Our betting tips prediction is for Chelsea to get a win at full-time, but this to be a close fixture at the Amex Stadium. A win would send Chelsea back into second place and 10 points back of first-place Man City.

Brighton vs Chelsea Betting Tips