Chelsea’s winless run continued as they were involved in one of the close football results of the weekend in the Premier League. The Blues could have moved ahead of Liverpool with the three points but failed to deliver. Hakim Ziyech scored with a brilliant shot from outside the box before Adam Webster headed home the equalizer in the 60th minute.
Brighton: Sanchez (6), Veltman (6), Webster (8), Burn (7), Cucurella (7), Lamptey (7), Gross (7), Mac Allister (7), Moder (7), Alzate (6), Welbeck (7).
Subs used: Maupay (7), Trossard (6), March (6).
Chelsea: Kepa (6), Rudiger (7), Silva (7), Alonso (6), Azpilicueta (7), Kante (7), Jorginho (6), Mount (6), Hudson-Odoi (6), Ziyech (7), Lukaku (6).
Subs used: Werner (5), Havertz (5), Kovacic (6).
Man of the match: Adam Webster
Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel: “We have to respect the opponent – it’s very tough to play at Brighton. They played it like a cup game and the noise at the end of the whistle was like if we lost the game and it can very easily give you the impression that we lost, but we didn’t. Other teams will struggle to get points here, and even tougher if you’re full strength and not tired. There are some obstacles to overcome here and I refuse to be angry because it’s not about the ambition.”
Brighton manager Graham Potter: “We played with courage, with quality, intensity, everything you need to do against a top team. Sometimes the football gods are with you, sometimes they’re not, and you have to accept that but we gave ourselves a chance to win that, absolutely.”
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