It is quickly back to the Premier League after Saturday's cup success and as part of our preview of the hosting of Brighton, we have the run-down of the major facts and figures you need...
Chelsea vs Brighton head to head
Among sides they have faced in English league football, Chelsea are the only team Brighton have failed to beat. We have won 10 and drawn one of our previous 11 league encounters.
We have won and kept clean sheets in all of our six matches against Brighton at the Bridge (five league, one FA Cup), scoring 14 goals.
Chelsea won the reverse fixture at the Amex on the opening day of the season 3-1 with goals from Jorginho (pen), Reece James and Kurt Zouma.
Biggest win for each team
Brighton 0-4 Chelsea - 2017/18 Premier League
Chelsea 4-0 Brighton - 1966/67 FA Cup
Brighton 2-1 Chelsea - 1932/33 FA Cup
Last season’s corresponding match
CHELSEA 2 BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 0
Premier League, Stamford Bridge, 28.09.19, 3pm
Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Christensen, Tomori, Alonso; Barkley (Kovacic 67), Jorginho, Mount; Pedro (Hudson-Odoi 63), Abraham (Batshuayi 84), Willian
Unused subs Caballero, James, Guehi, Pulisic
Booked Christensen 22, Alonso 30
Scorers Jorginho 50 (pen), Willian 76
Head coach Frank Lampard
Brighton & Hove Albion (3-4-2-1) Ryan; Webster, Dunk (c), Burn; Montoya, Stephens, Mooy (Connolly 64), Alzate; Gross, Bissouma (Bong h/t); Maupay (Murray 79)
Unused subs Button, Schelotto, Baluta, Jahanbakhsh
Booked Maupay 28, Alzate 33, Webster 48
Head coach Graham Potter
Referee Chris Kavanagh
Thomas Tuchel’s side have kept 14 clean sheets in our last 19 matches in all competitions.
Only Man City (17) have kept more Premier League clean sheets than Chelsea (15).
Chelsea are hoping to avoid consecutive home league defeats for the first time since December 2019 when we lost to Bournemouth and Southampton without scoring a goal.
Chelsea’s next penalty in the Premier League will be our 150th awarded to us in the competition.
Forty-seven of Chelsea’s 50 Premier League goals this season have been scored from inside the area. One of the three from outside the box was scored by Reece James in the reverse fixture at the Amex in September. The others were Mason Mount at West Brom in the same month and Hakim Ziyech at Burnley in October.
Premier League scorers
Abraham 6, Jorginho 6 (6 pens), Mount 6 (1 pen), Werner 5, Zouma 5, Giroud 4, Pulisic 4, Chilwell 2, Havertz 2, Hudson-Odoi 2, Thiago Silva 2, Alonso 1, Azpilicueta 1, James 1, Ziyech 1, own-goals 2
This season’s Premier League stats (31 games)
Most goals: Maupay 8, Dunk 4, Trossard 4, Welbeck 4
Most assists: Gross 6, Trossard 5, Maupay 2
Most clean sheets: Sanchez 8
Graham Potter’s side are 16th with 33 points from their 31 games, six points above the drop zone.
No Premier League side has dropped more points from winning positions this season than Brighton (20, level with Tottenham).
The Seagulls have a better away record than at home this season, winning 19 points from 15 games on the road compared to 14 from 16 at the Amex.
Only Manchester United (six) have drawn more Premier League matches 0-0 than Brighton (five) this season. Since winning promotion in 2017, the Seagulls have drawn more Premier League games 0-0 than any other side (16).
Brighton have kept 10 clean sheets in the Premier League this season, with seven of those coming since the turn of the year.
Since the Seagulls won at Arsenal in December 2019, they have failed to win any of their past seven Premier League games in London. They have drawn five of those and lost two, both at Tottenham.
Brighton have won three of their last six Premier League away games, having won just two of their first nine on the road this season.
Premier League scorers
Maupay 8 (3 pens), Dunk 4, Trossard 4, Welbeck 4, Connolly 2, Gross 2 (2 pens), March 2, Alzate 1, Bissouma 1, Lallana 1, Lamptey 1, Mac Allister 1, Veltman 1, own-goal 1
Brighton’s last Premier League game
Monday 12 April 2021
Brighton 0 Everton 0
Team (3-4-2-1): Sanchez; White, Dunk (c), Veltman; Gross, Lallana, Bissouma, Moder (Burn 87); Trossard, Welbeck; Maupay (Jahanbakhsh 87)
Premier League bookings list
Referee and VAR
Referee: Stuart Attwell
VAR: Kevin Friend
Stuart Attwell is the official for his fourth Blues match this season. His others were against Wolves and Aston Villa in December and Man Utd in February.