Chelsea hosted Brighton at Stamford Bridge on Matchday 20 of the Premier League. If successful, the Blues had the opportunity to keep the same pace as the leader Manchester City, who moved on the lawn of Brentford a little later in the evening. The Seagulls could for their part find the first part of the table, they who were only two points from eighth place, occupied by Wolverhampton. The first period was not to the advantage of the locals, who even lost Reece James to injury, replaced by Marcos Alonso (27th).
Thomas Tuchel’s men were nevertheless effective in the face of goal. Indeed, on an offering from Mason Mount on a corner, Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku deceived Robert Sanchez with a header at the near post (1-0, 28 ‘). The domination of Graham Potter’s players had continued to shake up the Blues, whether in possession or in terms of chances, Édouard Mendy having to work. But at the very end of the match, the Senegalese goalkeeper this time remained motionless on the helmet of Danny Welbeck at the penalty spot, well served by Cucurella (90th + 1). Brighton snatches the point of the draw (1-1) in added time and climbs to 10th place in the standings. Chelsea are five points behind Cityzens, who can widen the gap for the Bees.
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