Brighton and Hove Albion handed manager Graham Potter his first defeat in charge of Chelsea, as the Seagulls earned a thrilling 4-1 victory over the Blues at the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The damage was ultimately done in the first half, as three goals from Roberto de Zerbi’s men put Brighton on the ascendancy.
Blues boss Graham Potter who was returning to the Amex Stadium to face his former team, got a bit of respite through German international Kai Havertz who pulled one back upon resumption of the second half but it proved to be no more than a consolation as Pascal Gross added a fourth late on to help Brighton earn a first victory over Chelsea since 1933.
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FULL-TIME AT THE AMEX STADIUM: Brighton 4-1 Chelsea
90′ MIN: Pascal Gross makes the points safe for the home side.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Brighton 4-1 Chelsea (P. Gross)
49′ MIN: Kai Havertz pulls one back with an emphatic header from Conor Gallagher’s cross.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Brighton 3-1 Chelsea (K. Havertz)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE AMEX STADIUM: Brighton 3-0 Chelsea
HALF-TIME AT THE AMEX STADIUM: Brighton 3-0 Chelsea
42′ MIN: Pervis Estupinan’s low cross is turned in past Kepa by Trevoh Chalobah, what a half for Brighton!
GOOOAAALLL!!! Brighton 3-0 Chelsea (P. Estupinan)
14′ MIN: Solly March’s inswinging corner deflects off Ruben Loftus-Cheek and past Kepa Arrizabalaga.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Brighton 2-0 Chelsea (R. Loftus-Cheek)
5′ MIN: Leandro Trossard picks up Kaoru Mitoma’s pass, rounds Kepa Arrizabalaga and scores.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Brighton 1-0 Chelsea (L. Trossard)
KICK-OFF AT THE AMEX STADIUM: Brighton 0-0 Chelsea
Blues gaffer Graham Potter has named Marc Cucurella in the XI, as the Spaniard alongside the manager returns to the Amex Stadium to face their former team. The attack consists of Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Raheem Sterling.
The Seagulls line-up features regular suspects in Leandro Trossard and Pascal Gross, while Tariq Lamptey is on the bench.