This Saturday, Brighton make the short trip to the capital to play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. 

Last time out in the Premier League, Chelsea suffered a 2-1 defeat to European Champions Liverpool, whilst Brighton endured a 0-0 stalemate at St James’ Park against Newcastle.

Brighton have made a slow start to the season, having failed to capitalise on the momentum of their 3-0 win against Watford in the first game of the season. This misery continued as they were knocked out of the League Cup prematurely, losing to fellow Premier League side Aston Villa 3-1 on Wednesday. The Seagulls face a very tough test against a Chelsea side who look very strong at home.

Chelsea will feel very confident coming into this tie, having won every game against Brighton since the Seagulls gained promotion a few seasons ago. Also, Frank Lampard will be feeling another ounce of confidence, as he saw an impressive display by his fringe players in an empathic 7-1 win against Grimsby Town in the League Cup on Wednesday.

Yet, the Premier League is notorious for its surprise results, and despite playing at home, Chelsea will have to be on their guard as they are playing against a Brighton side who are not shy of confidence under their new manager Graham Potter.