The visitors saw many goals scored in their games last season and we are backing their season opener at Amex Stadium to continue that trend.
Chelsea kick off their Premier League campaign with a short trip to Brighton on Monday night and hopes are high for Frank Lampard's side after a summer of big spending.

It remains to be seen if the Blues will be able to compete for the title, but they are certainly clear favorites to start the season with a win.

Brighton and Chelsea match the last odds
Nawras won only five of 19 home matches last season, and only the last time Norwich won at home.

Brighton vs Chelsea team news
The hosts have doubts about Dutch midfielder Davey Propper, who has been struggling with an Achilles problem, while José Izquierdo and Christian Walton remain out.

Chelsea should debut new signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, but newcomers Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech and Thiago Silva are ready to miss out, while Mateo Kovacic is suspended.

Brighton vs Chelsea preview
Despite being separated by 11 places in the table and 23 points, these two teams conceded the same number of goals last season.

Chelsea's total of 54 goals against helped make their matches the second most prolific in the division, averaging 3.24 goals, though Lampard surely hopes to toughen things up defensively.

On the road the Blues were the second top scorers and the additions of Werner and Havertz are likely to seriously increase the firepower of the West Londoners.

Brighton should be more competitive this season thanks to the addition of Adam Lallana and the emergence of Ben White, but they struggled at home against top teams last season, losing 3-0 to Manchester United, 3-1 to Liverpool and 5- 0 to Manchester City.

Brighton vs Chelsea Tips & Predictions
Chelsea to win and over 2.5 goals is priced at 7/5 (2.40) and eight of the Blues' nine away victories last season came with at least three goals in the game.

Odds are correct at the time of writing this article. Please play responsibly.

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