CHE vs BHA Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Chelsea Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: December 16, 07:00 PM, IST
Where: Falmer Stadium (American Express Community Stadium)
CHE vs BHA Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Chelsea will be making a trip to the Falmer village to take on Brighton & Hove Albion in a Premier League match at American Express Community Stadium, tomorrow, on Sunday evening (IST).
Brighton & Hove Albion:
For Brighton & Hove Albion, the first and the immediate target at the start of the campaign was to touch the magical 40-point mark as soon as possible. Well, this is a point-tally which, more often than not, is enough to secure a top-flight status for teams fighting for their survival.
And as results have panned out for Brighton & Hove Albion so far this season, manager Chris Hughton will be more than satisfied by the performance of his team. At the moment, the Seagulls are 13th in the table and have accumulated 21 points from the first 16 games.
Brighton’s home form is quite extraordinary and is the main reason why they are sitting at a good distance from the bottom three. The Amex Stadium has become quite a fortress for the teams and Tottenham remained the only team coming with all the three points for Falmer this season.
In fact, Brighton haven’t lost just once at home this season, and have suffered only five defeats in front of their own fans since they got promotion back in 2017. Also, Chris Hughton’s men are averaging two points per game at home this season.
However, their home form will face its sternest test as they prepare to host Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool in the coming weeks,
Chelsea recorded their biggest win of the season when they became the first side to beat Manchester City in the Premier League this season. But the game was not any regular season match as the Blues knew a defeat would all but end their title ambitions this season.
But Maurizio Sarri’s men weathered a first half masterpiece of Pep Guardiola’s team and took the lead against the run of the play just before the halftime. And whatever Sarri said to his players at the half-time, it was magical as Blues came out as a far better team in the second half made City look average for the most part of that period.
However, the gap between them and the top of the table is still 8 points, but the three points against the reigning champions proved that Chelsea are more than capable of beating the top teams in the world. Also, a genuine tilt at the Premier League title may not be a priority target for Chelsea this season as maybe a top-4 finish.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Brighton & Hove Albion – L L D W W L
Chelsea – L W W L W D
CHE vs BHA Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Chelsea Team News:
Brighton & Hove Albion:
Injured – The hosts have no fresh injury concerns.
Suspended – Brighton will be without Shane Duffy who was sent off in the 3-1 home win over Crystal Palace. This will be his 2nd of three-game which he will be missing through suspension.
Questionable – None
Note: Leon Balogun is expected to fill in for the suspended Duffy at the back.
Brighton’s record goal-scorer Glenn Murray was on the bench last weekend but is expected to start the home clash against Chelsea.
Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Jose Izquierdo have both regained fitness and may be involved.
Key Players – Murray, Knockaert
Injured – The five-time Premier League champions don’t have any fresh injury concerns ahead of this match. However, few players have been listed as doubtful and are expected to be assessed ahead of the match.
Suspended – None
Questionable – Alvaro Morata suffered a knock against Vidi in the Europa League match, while Mateo Kovacic is a carrying a knock as well and will be monitored ahead of the match.
Note: Maurizio Sarri rested several first-team players in the midweek Europa League match. The likes of Eden Hazard, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta were given a night off, while David Luiz, Jorginho and Marco Alonso remained unused substitutes. All the players will be coming straight back into the starting 11.
Ross Barkey or Ruben Loftus-Cheek could start in place of Kovacic.
Key Players – Hazard, Jorginho, Kante
CHE vs BHA Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Brighton & Hove Albion– Ryan (GK), Bruno, Balogun, Dunk, Bernardo; Gross, Propper, Bissouma; Knockaert, Murray
Chelsea– Kepa (GK), Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Barkley; Pedro, Hazard, Willian
CHE vs BHA Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Chelsea produced a near-perfect 2nd half display against Manchester City last weekend and that came without a recognized striker with Sarri naming a flase nine.
We expect here to be the same or Giroud could play to deal with the physicality of Albion, but the Frenchman is in our 2nd team.
Murray is in dreamland and sould be fit to play here, he is our vice-captain, while Hazard is our captain.
Not many changes, but Giroud is here.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Brighton have a very good home record and have lost just once this season. While Chelsea’s loss against Wolves proved that they are prone to suffer few off days.
A score draw is our call.
Prediction 2-0 (at least)
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