The English Premier League, EPL ,match between Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion will take place at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Chelsea vs Brighton: The home team lost 1-0 to Julen Lopetegui’s Wolverhampton Wanderers in their most recent league game. Portuguese midfielder Matheus Nunes’ first-half goal gave Wolves the victory.
Tottenham Hotspur, on the other hand, defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 in a league game. Harry Kane, a legendary striker, and South Korean forward Son Heung-min both scored goals as Spurs prevailed. The winning goal was scored by Brighton & Hove Albion center-back Lewis Dunk.
Chelsea have won six, lost two, and drew four of the 12 head-to-head games played between the two teams. In 26 league starts this season, German attacker Kai Havertz of Chelsea has contributed to eight goals. In his first 11 league starts, Chelsea’s left defence Ben Chilwell has contributed to four goals. International player from Argentina Alexis Mac Allister has so far made nine goals in 24 league starts for Brighton & Hove Albion. For Brighton & Hove Albion this season, Japanese winger Kaoru Mitoma has made 11 goal contributions in 16 league starts.
Spanish left-back Marc Cucurella was purchased by Chelsea from Brighton & Hove Albion last summer at €65 million. A few months later, Chelsea unexpectedly hired Graham Potter as manager in another appearance. Since Potter has been sacked, as little as possible should be spoken about Cucurella’s season.
1. Karou Mitoma
The 25-year-old Japanese international for Brighton has been a revelation this year, scoring goals and providing assists to help the Seagulls have a great season.
Mitoma has carried on where he left off after scoring seven goals for Union Saint-Gilloise previous season in Belgium. The Japanese star has already contributed four assists and seven goals to the Premier League this season.
His goals are far more amazing than they otherwise would be due to his exceptional finishing under pressure and ability to fit in with this league like a duck to water. This weekend, Mitoma is the player who the Chelsea defence has to keep an eye out for.
2. Alexis Mac Allister
Chelsea will have to be extra vigilant of their latest threat, Alexis Mac Allister. The Brighton midfielder has proven himself to be a star for his home nation Argentina and in Europe.
His silky touches, superb passing and flair make him a standout amongst the crowd. A potent attacking midfielder, he can contribute a decisive goal or set up the chance of a lifetime.
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Chelsea would be foolish to underestimate him, as he could be the deciding factor in a tight game. If they are to succeed, Chelsea must ensure that Alexis Mac Allister is not given a second to create havoc on the pitch.