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Chelsea Can Still Qualify for Europe but Need a Win at Brighton

Brighton vs Chelsea - 15/05/2024

Chelsea Can Still Qualify for Europe but Need a Win at Brighton
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We have 3 Premier League fixtures this mid-week and they will have a significant impact on the teams hoping to qualify for European football next season.

The match between Brighton and Chelsea will be played on the 15th of May at the American Express Stadium. The hosts begin this match in 10th place on 48 points while the visitors are in 7th place on 57 points.

Brighton come into the game on the back of a good 1-1 draw at Newcastle United last weekend in the Premier League.

It was The Seagulls who opened the scoring in the 18th minute but they could not hold out to half time and conceded the equaliser in the 45th minute. Brighton kept Newcastle out in the second half to take a point.

The draw at Newcastle means Brighton have won only 1 of their last 8 fixtures, all of which were played in the Premier League.

The victory came at home against Aston Villa but there have been defeats against Liverpool and Bournemouth away plus Arsenal and Manchester City at home in the league. Brighton picked up a point at both Brentford and Burnley.

Trends show Brighton are undefeated in 13 of their last 15 home Premier League matches. However, they have won only 2 of their 5 most recent league games on home soil and have scored no more than a single goal in each of those 5 matches.

Cheslea make the trip to the American Express Stadium having beat Nottingham Forest 3-2 in the Premier League on the weekend.

The Blues took the lead in the 8th minute but Nottingham Forest equalised in the 16th minute. Into the second half and Nottingham Forest scored their second goal in the 74th minute but it took Chelsea just 6 minutes to equalise. Just 2 minutes later and Chelsea scored the winning goal to take maximum points.

The win at Nottingham Forest means Chelsea are undefeated in their 4 most recent fixtures, all of which have been played in the Premier League. There have been wins over Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at home plus a 2-2 draw at Aston Villa.

The stats show Chelsea are undefeated in 6 of their last 7 away Premier League matches. However, they have won only 1 of their last 6 league games on the road and have seen both teams score in 9 of their last 10 away Premier League fixtures.

Team news and Brighton are without Jan Paul van Hecke, Pervis Estupiñán, Evan Ferguson, Jack Hinshelwood, and James Milner due to injury. There are also doubts over the fitness of João Pedro.

Chelsea travel without the injured trio of Carney Chukwuemeka, Enzo Fernández, and Roméo Lavia. There are doubts over the fitness of Wesley Fofana, Ben Chilwell, and Robert Sanchez.

Cheslea know a victory in this game could see them move into the top six above Newcastle United who play at Manchester United. However, Brighton are not easy to beat at home and we predict this game will end level, with both teams scoring.

Home team
Away team
Probability %
1X2
Pred
Correct score
Avg. goals
Weather conditions
Coef.
Score
Live
coef.
EPL
273736
X
1 - 1
2.30
16°
4.00
3.25 4.00 2.00 no no no
FT
1 - 2(0 - 1)
-
- - -

Premier League

Premier League
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L +/-
1
Manchester City 91 38 28 7 3 62
2
Arsenal 89 38 28 5 5 62
3
Liverpool 82 38 24 10 4 45
4
Aston Villa 68 38 20 8 10 15
5
Tottenham 66 38 20 6 12 13
6
Chelsea 63 38 18 9 11 14
7
Newcastle United 60 38 18 6 14 23
8
Manchester United 60 38 18 6 14 -1
9
West Ham 52 38 14 10 14 -14
10
Crystal Palace 49 38 13 10 15 -1
11
Brighton 48 38 12 12 14 -7
12
Bournemouth 48 38 13 9 16 -13
13
Fulham 47 38 13 8 17 -6
14
Wolverhampton 46 38 13 7 18 -15
15
Everton 40 38 13 9 16 -11
16
Brentford 39 38 10 9 19 -9
17
Nottingham Forest 32 38 9 9 20 -18
18
Luton Town 26 38 6 8 24 -33
19
Burnley 24 38 5 9 24 -37
20
Sheffield United 16 38 3 7 28 -69

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