Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction at Brighton & Hove Albion

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As 2019 turns to 2020, it’s a good time to look at what Chelsea have done so far this year and where they are right now. The youngsters, Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and more, are developing along, as manager Frank Lampard leads a rebuild that didn’t have the advantage of a summer transfer window going for it in the summer. However, they will have the chance to add some reinforcements in January.

Their first match in 2020 is a visit to Brighton, a team that was once caught in the relegation battle, but is now more in the mid-table conversation. Trossard and Maupay are two huge attacking options that have helped the Seagulls move up the table.

The Blues have certainly been up and down in form lately, so this is one road test that could be hard to size up. The  Blues will need to bring it in order to come away with all three points in this one.

Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction at Brighton & Hove Albion

Mount     Abraham     Pedro

    Kovavic      Jorginho     Kante

Azpilicueta     Rudiger     Zouma    Tomori     

Kepa

Chelsea at Brighton FYIs

Team news for both sides: go to this link

Kickoff: Amex Stadium, 12:30pm Jan 1, 2020

TV coverage (UK): BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate

Google Result Probability: Chelsea win 47%, Brighton win 27%, Draw 26%

Form guide: Chelsea WLWLL  Brighton WLLDD

Odds via Betway: Chelsea win 1.95, Brighton win 3.75, Draw 3.75

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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