Our featured English Premier League taking place on Monday sees Brighton host a Chelsea side who have been spending big money in the transfer market
Brighton finished fifteenth last season, 7 points clear of the relegation zone. That represented an improvement from the previous season and a new brand of football under Graham Potter who has brought in Adam Lallana in an otherwise quiet transfer window to date. Stand out results at home in 2019/20 included wins over Arsenal and Spurs.
In the outright betting markets Brighton are 7/2 to be relegated and their odds suggest a lower to mid table finishing position is expected.
Chelsea finished fourth last season and they have been by far the most active of the title contenders when it comes to transfer activity. Zilech, Chilwell, Werner and Havertz have arrived for fees ranging from 36 to 71 million whilst Willian and Pedro are among those to have left.
As far as the team news is concerned reports suggest that Havertz and Werner are the most likely of the Chelsea new boys to start here and Chilwell is injured.
The recruitment is reflected in Chelsea's title odds of around 9/1 whilst they are 9/20 for a top 4 finish.
Recent Head to Head
Last season the teams drew 1-1 at this venue and Chelsea won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge
In the match result betting Brighton are 19/4 to win the game with the draw at 13/4 and Chelsea are 11/20.
It's 17/20 for both teams to find the net and around 15/20 for a game of 3 goals or more in total.
Note all odds quoted are subject to change
Chelsea's defensive record last season wasn't great but they were free scoring away from home, especially in the early stages of the season and this game should see goals.
I see a Chelsea victory in a game of 3 goals or more in total.
Chelsea to win and over 2.5 total match goals at 5/4
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