Chelsea vs Brighton & Hove Albion Date and Time: Tuesday, April 20,2021 8pm (UK Time) Venue: Stamford Bridge Prediction: Chelsea Bookmaker: 1xbet
Chelsea will welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening knowing that a victory would see them move into the top four in the Premier League table.
The Blues are currently fifth in England’s top flight, a point behind fourth-placed West Ham United, while Brighton occupy 16th position, six points clear of the relegation zone.
Chelsea have played twice since their last Premier League match on April 10, which brought a 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace. The Blues lost 1-0 at home to Porto in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final three days later but managed to advance to the semi-finals courtesy of a 2-1 aggregate success.
Thomas Tuchel’s side then secured their spot in a second successive FA Cup final on Saturday evening courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Manchester City, with Hakim Ziyech scoring the only goal of the contest.
Chelsea will take on Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League, with the first leg due to take place at the end of April, but they cannot afford to take their eye off the ball in the Premier League.
As it stands, the capital outfit are fifth in the table, one point behind fourth-placed West Ham United, who lost 3-2 at Newcastle United on Saturday. The race for the top four is fascinating, with only Manchester City and Manchester United seemingly secure of a spot in the Champions League positions.
Chelsea have only won seven of their 15 home league games this term but have an excellent record against Brighton, winning 12 of their 14 fixtures versus the Seagulls in all competitions.
Brighton are more than capable of making this a tricky game for Chelsea, who will not have had long to prepare for the contest. The Seagulls were impressive at Old Trafford in their last away match, but we still expect Tuchel’s side to edge out a narrow victory to put another important three points on the board.