Brighton vs Chelsea: Paul Merson gives his prediction

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Chelsea have a tricky away game against Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

It’s a game against Graham Potter’s former side who are yet to get a win under their new manager.

Can Chelsea get a victory in this tie, after consecutive draws in their last two league matches?

Paul Merson gave his prediction for Sportskeeda: “Chelsea got a good result in the Champions League, and they played some good football as well.

“There was one move in that match where they moved from one end of the pitch to the other – wow! Had they scored, it would’ve been their best goal in a long time.

“Brighton played well against Manchester City last week, and I thought they would score their second goal at one point. They played out a 0-0 draw against Nottingham Forest before that, and they’re very unreliable at the moment.

“I’m not sure how many changes Graham Potter will make this week, and the outcome will depend on whether his team can gel together. Chelsea are more solid at the moment and should be able to win this game.”

Paul Merson is backing Chelsea to win the tie 2-1.