Brighton & Hove Albion 1 – 2 Chelsea FC United Football Highlights
(English Premier League )
Eden Hazard stars early, as Chelsea defeat Brighton & Hove Albion with two first half goals, despite Brighton’s second half rally.
The host got their consolation in the 66th minute with Solly March’s finish but didn’t do enough to steal a point.
Goals (1 – 2) And Cards
⚽17′ 0 – 1 Pedro
⚽33′ 0 – 2 Eden Hazard
🌕55′ Lewis Dunk
⚽66′ Solly March 1 – 2
🌕69′ Florin Andone
🌕87′ Marcos Alonso
🌕90′ Kepa Arrizabalaga
Brighton and Hove Albion : Ryan (6), Montoya (6), Dunk (7), Balogun (5), Bernardo (7), Stephens (6), Gross (6), Propper (6), Knockaert (7), Murray (6), March (7).
Subs: Andone (6), Bissouma (n/a), Locadia (n/a).
Chelsea FC : Arrizabalaga (7), Azpilicueta (6), Rudiger (7), Luiz (7), Alonso (6), Kante (6), Jorginho (6), Kovacic (6), Willian (7), Hazard (8), Pedro (8).
Subs: Loftus-Cheek (6), Barkley (6), Giroud (n/a).
Man Of The Match : Eden Hazard
Chelsea have scored 37 goals in the Premier League this season; their most at this stage of a campaign since 2014/15 when they won the title (38).
Five of Brighton’s six home defeats in the Premier League have come against the traditional ‘big six’ teams, including both such defeats this season (1-2 v Spurs and Chelsea).
Chelsea have won each of their seven games against Brighton in league competition; their best 100 per cent record against a single opponent in league history.
Brighton have kept just three clean sheets in their last 19 games in the Premier League, conceding 31 goals in this run.
Chelsea winger Willian has now been directly involved in 50 goals in the Premier League (27 goals, 23 assists); becoming the third Brazilian player in competition history to reach this milestone, after Philippe Coutinho (76) and Roberto Firmino (64).
Only Glenn Murray (8) has had a hand in more Premier League goals for Brighton than Solly March this season (6 – one goal, five assists).