Brighton v Chelsea betting tips

Chelsea achieved their aim of fourth place in the Premier League last season, with the Blues having to contend with a transfer embargo which meant Frank Lampard had a relatively heavy reliance on young players such as Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount.

However, the war chest has once again been opened this summer and we’ve already seen Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech arrive at Stamford Bridge, while Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva are also expected to arrive in the coming days.

Essentially, we’ll have a new-look Chelsea team and the pressure is now on Lampard to find a winning blend of players to help the team challenge for major domestic honours.

Are Chelsea a Good Bet to Win at Brighton?

It’s interesting to see that Chelsea are hot favourites to win at the AMEX Stadium on Monday 14 September. Bet365 have odds of 1.65 at the time of writing and that might seem like a short price considering that Lampard’s side won less than 50% of their away games last term.

However, they will be stronger in all departments this time around and the presence of Werner in attack means that the team will have a proven international striker who was second-highest scorer in the Bundesliga last term behind Robert Lewandowski.

Even so, it might take a while to get Chelsea up and running with all their new players and some braver punters might look at opposing them for this clash.

Can Brighton Improve After an Average Season?

Graham Potter’s first game in charge of Brighton saw them claim a 3-0 win at Watford, although it proved to be something of a false dawn considering that the Seagulls only won a further eight Premier League matches for the rest of the season.

While Potter’s style of football was appreciated by supporters, football is ultimately a results business and the big question is whether Brighton can push towards a top-half finish this time around, with the team only achieving five home wins last term and it was clear that scoring goals was a problem.

Neal Maupay enjoyed a decent first season in the top flight although more firepower is going to be needed if Albion are to prosper this time around.

What Are the Best Bets for This Match?

Lampard’s recruitment clearly indicates that he wants a winning team who are going to score lots of goals although defensive issues might continue to rear their ugly head. Indeed, the best wager could be Chelsea to win and both teams to score considering that Brighton aren’t going to just sit back and allow themselves to be pummelled.

We’re also going to take a punt on a Blues win by either a 3-1 or 3-2 correct scoreline, with Chelsea regularly winning high-scoring contests last term and that could prove to be an ongoing trend.

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