Paul Merson predicts Chelsea vs Brighton clash

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Paul Merson has predicted the outcome of Chelsea’s upcoming Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Blues will take on Roberto Di Zerbi’s men at Stamford Bridge, after their disappointing defeat away at Newcastle last Saturday.

Chelsea have been working hard to improve their performance all week, and they are expected to do better against Brighton, who they beat 1-0 in the League Cup some weeks ago.

The Seagulls however, go into the game feeling confident after turning around their form in recent outings, and Merson thinks a draw is the most likely outcome.

“This one could go anywhere. It’s a hard game to call. You just don’t know what you’re gonna get with Chelsea. Last week, I thought they did well in the first half against Newcastle United. I thought they were the better team but they just didn’t turn up for the second half,” Merson told Sportskeeda.

“It’s the same with Brighton. You never know what you’re going to get. They haven’t won too many games in the last seven or eight. Now they are going on a little bit of a run. They were five games without a win heading into last weekend’s match against Forest. Now they are six games without a defeat. They’re picking up.

“Lewis Dunk will be a huge miss after getting sent off against Forest. This will be a tightly contested affair.

Predicted scoreline: Chelsea 2-2 Brighton & Hove Albion.