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country flag Premier League Round 7
Chelsea 2 - 0 Brighton and Hove Albion
Sat 28 September 2019 15:00 View team —Āomparison
Shots On Target
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Woodwork
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Woodwork
  • 1
Possession
  • 47%
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Shots On Target
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Woodwork
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  • 47%
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Game Report

Highlights

Chelsea were forced to be patient but eventually wore down Brighton. The Blues were wasteful in the first half but Jorginho's penalty and Willian's late goal clinched a well deserved win.

Detail

Chelsea were on top from the outset but their forwards weren't firing on all cylinders. Tammy Abraham hit the post after failing to get a clean header on Mason Mount's free-kick and Pedro fired straight at the keeper when put clean through by Jorginho.

Marcos Alonso was a constant outlet for the Blues down the left. The Spaniard crossed for Ross Barkley whose sidefoot volley was kept out by Matthew Ryan whilst Alonso fired well off target after getting on the end of a cross himself.

Having survived the first half onslaught, Brighton shot themselves in the foot when trying to play out from the back. A heavy touch in the box from Adam Webster allowed Mason Mount to nip in and the defender tripped him for a penalty which Jorginho converted.

The visitors almost equalised with a rare chance on their first corner of the game. Dan Burn's downward header bounced up onto the bar.

Chelsea finally sealed the points and got some luck that they probably deserved. Willian's shot deflected off Burn and flew into the net.

Summary

Chelsea were dominant throughout and really should have had the game sewn up long before they did - with some poor finishing preventing them from that. Brighton rode their luck to be in contention but it eventually ran out.

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Round 1
Liverpool - Norwich City 4 - 1
West Ham United - Manchester City 0 - 5
Bournemouth - Sheffield United 1 - 1
Burnley - Southampton 3 - 0
Crystal Palace - Everton 0 - 0
Watford - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 3
Tottenham Hotspur - Aston Villa 3 - 1
Leicester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Arsenal 0 - 1
Manchester United - Chelsea 4 - 0
Round 2
Arsenal - Burnley 2 - 1
Aston Villa - Bournemouth 1 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - West Ham United 1 - 1
Everton - Watford 1 - 0
Norwich City - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Southampton - Liverpool 1 - 2
Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Sheffield United - Crystal Palace 1 - 0
Chelsea - Leicester City 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 1 - 1
Round 3
Aston Villa - Everton 2 - 0
Norwich City - Chelsea 2 - 3
Brighton and Hove Albion - Southampton 0 - 2
Manchester United - Crystal Palace 1 - 2
Sheffield United - Leicester City 1 - 2
Watford - West Ham United 1 - 3
Liverpool - Arsenal 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Manchester City 1 - 3
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Burnley 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Newcastle United 0 - 1
Round 4
Southampton - Manchester United 1 - 1
Chelsea - Sheffield United 2 - 2
Crystal Palace - Aston Villa 1 - 0
Leicester City - Bournemouth 3 - 1
Manchester City - Brighton and Hove Albion 4 - 0
Newcastle United - Watford 1 - 1
West Ham United - Norwich City 2 - 0
Burnley - Liverpool 0 - 3
Everton - Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 2
Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Round 5
Liverpool - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Burnley 1 - 1
Manchester United - Leicester City 1 - 0
Sheffield United - Southampton 0 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Crystal Palace 4 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Chelsea 2 - 5
Norwich City - Manchester City 3 - 2
Bournemouth - Everton 3 - 1
Watford - Arsenal 2 - 2
Aston Villa - West Ham United 0 - 0
Round 6
Southampton - Bournemouth 1 - 3
Leicester City - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
Burnley - Norwich City 2 - 0
Everton - Sheffield United 0 - 2
Manchester City - Watford 8 - 0
Newcastle United - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 0
Crystal Palace - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
West Ham United - Manchester United 2 - 0
Arsenal - Aston Villa 3 - 2
Chelsea - Liverpool 1 - 2
Round 7
Sheffield United - Liverpool 0 - 1
Bournemouth - West Ham United 2 - 2
Aston Villa - Burnley 2 - 2
Chelsea - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 0
Crystal Palace - Norwich City 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton 2 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Watford 2 - 0
Everton - Manchester City 1 - 3
Leicester City - Newcastle United 5 - 0
Manchester United - Arsenal 1 - 1
Round 8
Brighton and Hove Albion - Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 0
Burnley - Everton 1 - 0
Liverpool - Leicester City 2 - 1
Norwich City - Aston Villa 1 - 5
Watford - Sheffield United 0 - 0
West Ham United - Crystal Palace 1 - 2
Arsenal - Bournemouth 1 - 0
Manchester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 2
Southampton - Chelsea 1 - 4
Newcastle United - Manchester United 1 - 0
Round 9
Everton - West Ham United 2 - 0
Bournemouth - Norwich City 0 - 0
Aston Villa - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 1
Chelsea - Newcastle United 1 - 0
Leicester City - Burnley 2 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Watford 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Southampton 1 - 1
Crystal Palace - Manchester City 0 - 2
Manchester United - Liverpool -
Sheffield United - Arsenal -
Round 10
Southampton - Leicester City -
Manchester City - Aston Villa -
Brighton and Hove Albion - Everton -
Watford - Bournemouth -
West Ham United - Sheffield United -
Burnley - Chelsea -
Newcastle United - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
Arsenal - Crystal Palace -
Liverpool - Tottenham Hotspur -
Norwich City - Manchester United -
Round 11
Bournemouth - Manchester United -
Arsenal - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
Aston Villa - Liverpool -
Brighton and Hove Albion - Norwich City -
Manchester City - Southampton -
Sheffield United - Burnley -
West Ham United - Newcastle United -
Watford - Chelsea -
Crystal Palace - Leicester City -
Everton - Tottenham Hotspur -
Round 12
Norwich City - Watford -
Chelsea - Crystal Palace -
Burnley - West Ham United -
Newcastle United - Bournemouth -
Southampton - Everton -
Tottenham Hotspur - Sheffield United -
Leicester City - Arsenal -
Manchester United - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Aston Villa -
Liverpool - Manchester City -