Chelsea’s Premier League woes continue as they suffered yet another defeat, this time at the hands of Brighton and Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge. Under caretaker manager Frank Lampard, Chelsea lined up in a 4-3-3 formation with Kepa (c), Chalobah, W. Fofana, Badiashile, Chilwell, Gallagher, Enzo, Zakaria, Pulisic, Sterling, and Mudryk.
Brighton, led by Robert Der Zerbi, deployed a 4-2-3-1 formation with Sanchez in goal, Veltman, Dunk (c), Webster, Estupinan, Caicedo, Gross, March, Mac Allister, Mitoma, and Ferguson. The game started off competitively, with Chelsea initially matching their opponents.
However, in the 10th minute, Chelsea took the lead with a goal from Connor Gallagher after a defensive error from Brighton. The Seagulls almost equalized in the 28th minute, but Kepa made a crucial save. Unfortunately for Brighton, Veltman picked up an injury and was replaced by Encisc, while Ferguson made way for Welbeck.
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Welbeck made an immediate impact, scoring to level the game for Brighton. The second half saw Brighton dominating proceedings, creating several chances before Enciso scored a remarkable goal from 30 yards to put them in the lead. Despite Chelsea’s efforts to equalize, Brighton held on for the win, leaving Chelsea with three consecutive losses since Lampard took over as caretaker coach.