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Morata & Alonso Guide Blues To Boxing Day Win

English Premier League Report: Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion 26 December 2017

By SL International - Dec 26, 2017 07:03 PM

English Premier League

Result: Chelsea 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Date: 26 December 2017

Venue: Stamford Bridg

Chelsea eased to a 2-0 Boxing Day win over Brighton in a Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge with Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso getting on the scoresheet.

The game got off to a slow start, with Chelsea dominating possession, but struggling to break Brighton down.

Antonio Conte’s men had their first clear chance in the 19th minute, when Antonio Rudiger headed a Cesc Fabregas cross into the path of Tiemoue Bakayoko. However, the Frenchman was unable to react in time to control his close-range effort properly and ultimately fired wide.

In the 26th minute, Cesc Fabregas lofted an aerial pass into the box, picking out the run of Victor Moses, but the Nigerian failed to connect cleanly with the ball and his close-range shot was saved by Mathew Ryan.

As resolute as Brighton were in defence throughout the first half, Chelsea ripped them to shreds within seconds after the break. Cesar Azpilicueta picked out Alvaro Morata from deep and the striker diverted his header past Ryan.

That goal changed the complexion of the game and Chelsea heaped pressure on the Seagulls. Ryan made two fantastic saves to deny Marcos Alonso — first from a free-kick and then from a header following a corner.

However, at the third attempt, Alonso finally beat the Australian keeper in the 60th minute with a fabulous header after meeting a Cesc Fabregas corner.

Chelsea nearly made it 3-0 in the 67th minute following a swift counter-attack, but Eden Hazard’s shot was cleared off the line by Lewis Dunk.

The Belgian had another chance moments later when he took the ball around Ryan, but Brighton threw bodies back to prevent him from getting the decisive shot away.

Brighton showed flashes of promise towards the end, with late substitutes Anthony Knockaert and Pascal Gross causing problems for the Chelsea defence. The latter’s free-kick delivery in stoppage time was met by Shane Duffy, who headed just wide of target.

However, Chelsea were ultimately too strong for Chris Hughton’s side and held on to move one point behind second-placed Manchester United.


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kzorog Dec 27, 2017 01:48 PM
Thank u my blues.....y conte always put 7 defensive players
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tshasa_wa_lePirates Dec 26, 2017 08:24 PM
Nice article, well written
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Realydoctor10 Dec 26, 2017 07:58 PM
Chelsea
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3 points made in Spain
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Schakos Dec 26, 2017 07:19 PM
At least
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Job well done lads
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Dankie the blues that's how we roll
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Day of Goodwill
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Bridgertte Layun Dec 26, 2017 06:26 PM
2-0 kill this small team Chelsea
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2-0 come on Chelsea
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1-0 Gooo Chelsea!!
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Come on Blues!
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@classicman Dec 26, 2017 04:55 PM
we need to win games to close the gap.draws ar not helpng.16 points is to much to ply catvh up too.4 nil to the blues coz we need goals as well
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thatos Dec 26, 2017 04:54 PM
3 - 0 Chelsea
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Damn you editorial crew,open the bloody prediction
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Bridgertte Layun Dec 26, 2017 12:26 PM
Convincing home victory vir my gunsteling span Chelsea at Stamford Bridge(Bridgertte),,, 4-0
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Best of luck lads!#COYB
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Schakos Dec 25, 2017 11:58 AM
Chelsea are blowing hot and cold these days ,however playing at home will give them the much needed advantage

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