Chelsea’s season seems to be going from bad to worse and they are desperate to get a win when they host Brighton on Saturday afternoon.
Frank Lampard has lost both games in charge since taking over from Graham Potter, most recently a 2-0 Champions League loss to Real Madrid.
Brighton’s recent 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur was their only loss in their last 8 games, leaving them in 7th place on the EPL table.
For the first time since 1993, Chelsea have failed to score in four successive matches across all competitions.
Brighton are looking to record their first ever win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to add onto their thumping 4-1 win in the reverse fixture.
It does not seem far fetched for the Seagulls as Chelsea have only won two of their last 8 home matches in the English top flight.
Chelsea are out of the top ten in 11th place with 39 points and have 8 games left in the league for them to salvage something from their wretched season.
They come into this game on the back of a 1-0 loss to Julen Lopetegui’s Wolverhampton Wanderers in their most recent league game.
Can the Blues avoid a third consecutive loss in all competitions here or will their poor run of form continue?
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What time does Chelsea vs Brighton start?
The game kicks off at 5pm Kenyan time at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Brighton team news
Following the injury to Kalidou Koulibaly in midweek, Benoit Badiashile is in line to come into the starting XI alongside Thiago Silva.
Mason Mount was lively off the bench against Real Madrid and may get a place in the starting line-up alongside Enzo Fernandez and Matteo Kovacic in midfield.
Kai Havertz will also return to feature from the start as well Joao Felix and Raheem Sterling.
For the visitors, Adam Webster will be recalled to the first XI to play alongside captain Lewis Dunk at centre-back.
Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister are set to keep their places in the first XI along with star wingers Kairou Mitoma and Solly March.
Chelsea vs Brighton head to head
From 13 matches played between these two teams, the Blues have won 6 times, compared to Brighton’s 2 victories.
The remaining 5 have ended in a draw.
Chelsea vs Brighton current form
The hosts have a horrible recent record, losing 3 and sharing the spoils in two other games while Brighton have 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat to their name.
Chelsea vs Brighton prediction
There is no ounce of hope in the Chelsea camp and this will definitely be a key part of this game. They have not scored in 4 games and it will be tough here as well.
The best result they could get is a draw.