With a string of blunders that left the Blues justifiably down 3-0 before the interval against Brighton and the joyous Brighton fans screaming “You’re going sacked during the morning” at Graham, the first 45 minutes of Chelsea-Brighton match were fit for Halloween weekends.
The Blues ruined the match against Brighton
Brighton put pressure on Chelsea early away and took the lead after 5 minutes. Leandro Trossard was in proximity when Silva’s terrible pass, which wasn’t the first he’d made during the match, bounced off him. It fell in Kaoru Mitoma, a rookie in the PL, who went into the vicinity and drove by Chelsea jerseys before coming across Trossard.
For his sixth score under De Zerbi, the Seagulls attacker then hoisted his ball over the approaching Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Blues continued to be the authors of their own demise 9 mins later, when Brighton scored its second goal. A grounded Loftus-Cheek converted a beautiful attempt from Solly March during a series of corners onto his own goals.
The 3rd goal for Seagulls was also an own strike. Pervis Estupinan was beautifully found by Caicedo on the left side of the platform, and his cross into the 5-meter box was converted by Chalobah with his extended foot, sending Potter in the opposing dugout horrified.
Gallagher’s gorgeous, rolling cross was headed in by Havertz during the second half to give the Blues the goal they wanted to tie the game.
Chelsea’s last efforts to claim Brighton’s 3 points
Although Chelsea controlling the 2nd half, Brighton scored a stunning 4th goal after Pascal Gross reached the club’s milestone of 50 goal contributions. After forcing Edouard Mendy, a 2nd-half substitution, to make two saves, Enciso forced a third save, but Gross stood by to seal the victory for Brighton and Hove Albion in the last minutes (92).
As a consequence of the victory, De Zerbi managed the Seagulls for the first time, and Brighton defeated Chelsea for the first time ever in league play. With eighteen points, Brighton moves up to sixth place.
Potter kept on to hear the chants from Chelsea’s “lovely” fans and the home crowd booed him prior to and after the match. Although there are still matches this weekend, Chelsea is still in 5th place.