The Carabao Cup fixtures for 2023-2024 continue on Tuesday. However, Chelsea vs. Brighton will come into play at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
After a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday. The West London club would want to win against the Seagulls in the EFL competition.
The Blues and the Seagulls usually face each other with a high level of winning spirit. Of course, Mauricio Pochettino defeated Roberto De Zerbi during the 2023 PL Summer Series.
As a result, Chelsea vs. Brighton will be tough throughout the 90 minutes on Wednesday. Frankly, the Seagulls are currently on fire in the Premier League, despite their defeat in the UEFA Europa League.
Mauricio Pochettino’s troops have won just one game in the league this campaign. Therefore, they haven’t been performing impressively in all competitions in the 2023-2024 season.
In all fairness, the Argentine gaffer would have to be very tactical on Wednesday. Because Roberto De Zerbi wouldn’t want to lose back-to-back against the Blues.
Brighton Albion have defeated Manchester United and Newcastle this campaign. It’s obvious that they have enough reinforcements to destroy the West London club.
Regardless, Mauricio Pochettino has many brilliant and talented players in the squad. At least the Argentine boss knows how to face the Seagulls, considering their stats in the pre-season.
Brighton Albion won over Chelsea at home and away in the Premier League last season. They were able to score 6 goals, conceding just 2 goals against the West London club.
Therefore, the Seagulls know how to destroy and hurt the Blues. Nevertheless, it’s up to Mauricio Pochettino to show off his tactical masterclass at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Brighton Albion would have to be wary of Mykhailo Mudryk and Cole Palmer. The two players dazzled impressively for Chelsea during the weekend against Aston Villa.
Despite their 1-0 loss to Unai Emery’s men at Stamford Bridge. Palmer was able to create some chances on the pitch, despite the fact that he played only a few minutes.
Also, Chelsea should be aware of Kaoru Mitoma. The 26-year-old Japanese single-handedly won the game for the Seagulls against Bournemouth in the Premier League.
Chelsea vs Albion has already happened in the 2023 PL Summer Series. However, Roberto De Zerbi wouldn’t want to lose back-to-back against the Blues.
Chelsea vs. Brighton team news
Even though Nicolas Jackson has already gotten 5 yellow cards in the Premier League this season. The Senegalese striker will be available to face the Seagulls on Wednesday.
However, Malo Gusto won’t be available for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. The Frenchman picked up a red card against Aston Villa in the league on Sunday.
As a result, he will miss the Carabao Cup fixture. However, the Argentine has Axel Disasi, who is capable of playing as a right-back against Albion.
Having missed the Aston Villa game due to an unknown reason. Noni Madueke is back to training; he trained with the first-team on Monday.
Also, Deivid Washington and Đorđe Petrović may get a few minutes in the EFL game. They have been training back-to-back with the first-team.
Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James, and Christopher Nkunku are close to returning to group training. However, they are most likely to be available after the international break in October.
Roméo Lavia is still on the sidelines because of an ankle injury. At the same time, Carney Chukwuemeka and Wesley Fofana’s won’t be available due to knee injuries.
Apparently, Brighton Albion and Roberto De Zerbi will be missing some players as well. Julio Enciso won’t be available for the Seagulls on Wednesday.
Fortunately for Chelsea, Pascal Gross is now on the sidelines. He actually missed the Bournemouth game as a result of a muscle injury. So, he may be unavailable to face the Blues.
Former Liverpool player, James Milner, is also battling with a muscle injury. At the same time, Jakub Moder won’t be available to play the Carabao Cup fixture due to a knee injury.
Chelsea possible lineup (4-2-3-1)
Petrović; Disasi, Silva, Colwill, Chilwell; Enzo, Caicedo; Sterling, Palmer, Mudryk; Jackson.
Brighton possible lineup (4-2-3-1)
Verbruggen; Veltman, Webster, Dunk, Estupinan; Dahoud, Gilmour; Mitoma, Welbeck, Fati; Ferguson.
Chelsea vs. Brighton predictions
Obviously, Moisés Caicedo and Robert Sánchez will face their former club on Wednesday. Of course, they wouldn’t want to lose the Carabao Cup match.
Chelsea defeated Brighton Albion in the 2023 PL Summer Series. They narrowly won over the Seagulls. As a result, it’s definitely going to be a tough 90 minutes on Wednesday.
Roberto De Zerbi’s men usually play like workaholics against the West London club. They will definitely frustrate Mauricio Pochettino’s men at Stamford Bridge.
Nevertheless, Chelsea vs Brighton predictions may favor the Blues. They cannot afford to lose another game in September after losing to Aston Villa on Sunday.
The Seagulls normally play with a high level of winning spirit against the top teams in the league. As a result, they won’t hold back at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Chelsea 2-1 Brighton Albion
The Carabao Cup fixture of Chelsea vs Albion will kick-off at 19:45pm (BST) on Wednesday. The game will take place at Stamford Bridge.