Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Following yet another disappointing defeat at Wolves, Chelsea will look to get back on course when they welcome Brighton to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The Blues are stuck in the middle of the table with little to play for in the season finale, but their pride will be at stake this time out. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is pushing for a start after he was ineligible to face Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals, whereas both Cesar Azpilicueta and Mason Mount have recovered from their respective injuries.
The Seagulls, on the other hand, are enjoying a season to remember, with the team sitting in 7th place with two games in hand. Brighton aim to recover from a 2-1 loss to Tottenham, and given their attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Brighton’s injury list is pretty long, including the likes of Moder, Sarmiento, Lallana, and Lamptey.
Highlighted Player (Kalidou Koulibaly):
Despite being born in Saint-Die-des-Vosges, France on June 20, 1991, Kalidou Koulibaly represents Senegal on the international stage. Koulibaly began his youth career at Saint-Die, but he played for Metz at the start of his career as well.
The left-footed defender continued playing for les Grenats at the senior level and it has to be noted that he made 42 appearances in the league for the club before joining Genk in 2012. In 2014 Koulibaly signed a five-year deal with Napoli for a fee of £6.5 million. In August 2014 the Senegal international made his Champions League debut in a 1-1 draw with Athletic Club.
Kalidou Koulibaly is a tall, quick and physically strong footballer, who is impressive in the air. He is capable of playing as both centre and full back. The Napoli defender made his Senegal debut in September 2015 against Namibia. In 2017 he represented the Lions of Teranga at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Highlighted Team (Brighton):
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club were formed in 1901. The Seagulls welcome their opponents at Falmer Stadium and the capacity of Brighton’s home ground is 30,750. The stadium was built in 2008 and it was opened in 2011. The venue is known for commercial purposes as American Express Community Stadium.
Brighton & Hove Albion compete in the Premier League and they play in blue and white stripes. The colour of Brighton’s away kit is green. The club made it to the FA Cup final in 1983, but English giants Manchester United proved to be a big catch for the Red Devils.
Brighton’s main rivals are Crystal Palace and the Seagulls have recorded 35 wins over the Eagles. Frank Stapleton, Martin Chivers, Joe Corrigan, Bobby Zamora, Mark Lawrenson, Bobby Smith, John Crumplin and Frank Worthington are notable footballers who played for Brighton in the past. The Albion is Preston’s yet another nickname.