Merson backs Chelsea to beat Brighton

The race for top four is heating up. Chelsea are playing the one of their last few home games this season and facing Brighton could prove to the Blues a valuable opportunity to earn three points.

Paul Merson has backed the Blues to beat Brighton and Hove Albion. This was his take on the match. “It was a poor result for Brighton at home to Southampton on Saturday. The fact Cardiff lost was a real stroke of luck, but Chris Hughton and his side need to be careful. At Chelsea, I’m not sure about the manager. He’s lucky to be in charge. Neil Warnock can say Cardiff were unlucky, well Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea were lucky.”

“With the team he picked he’d have done well to keep his job had they lost at Cardiff. Then there were the substitutions and the fact Callum Hudson-Odoi didn’t get on. He was very fortunate in the end. Despite all the negativity they should still have enough to beat Brighton at Stamford Bridge.”

Chelsea still have two big games to play after this against Liverpool and Manchester United both of which are away games.

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