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Chelsea is trying to regain the form that put it atop the table last month as it hosts Brighton & Hove Albion in an English Premier League match on Wednesday. Chelsea (12-5-2) has not won consecutive league games since late October as it has been hit with injury and COVID issues. It sits six points behind leader Manchester City, and both teams are in action Wednesday. The Blues beat Aston Villa 3-1 on Sunday and took a 2-0 win against Brentford last Wednesday in a League Cup quarterfinal. Brighton (5-8-4) also beat Brentford 2-0 in a league match on Sunday to snap an 11-game winless streak.  

Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Chelsea as the -265 favorite (risk $265 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Chelsea vs. Brighton odds, with Brighton the +800 underdog. A draw is priced at +360 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before you lock in your Brighton vs. Chelsea picks or make any English Premier League predictions, you have to see what soccer insider Jon Eimer has to say

Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge about leagues and players most people don't know exist, including most oddsmakers. He understands that oddsmakers don't focus on obscure leagues, so Jon has become obsessed with learning everything possible about smaller competitions. The Indiana-based handicapper compiled a winning record of 260-133-1 with over 90 units of profit for his community on various platforms over a recent two-month stretch.

Now, Eimer has analyzed the Chelsea vs. Brighton matchup from all sides, and released his picks and EPL predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his Premier League picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Brighton vs. Chelsea:

  • Chelsea vs. Brighton: Chelsea -1.5 (+110)
  • Chelsea vs. Brighton over-under: 2.5 goals 
  • Chelsea vs. Brighton money line: Chelsea -265, Brighton +800, Draw +360  
  • CHE: Chelsea is 14-9-5 in its past 28 matches at home, with a plus-28 goal margin 
  • BHA: Brighton is 7-10-10 in its past 27 road games and is minus-6 in goal differential

Why you should back Chelsea

The Blues have lost just once in their last 19 matches in all competitions (12-6-1). They have scored the third-most goals (42) and allowed the second-fewest (13) in the league. Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has been able to keep the Blues in every game, saving 82.7 percent of the shots he has faced, the second-best mark in the league. He has recorded eight clean sheets. 

The defense has been Chelsea's calling card, and Andreas Christensen is expected to join the back four with Thiago Silva likely out. The Seagulls put only 29.4 percent of their shots on net, and only five teams have fewer shots on target (60). Chelsea knows it has to get on track for the title chase despite its absences. Kai Havertz and Timo Werner are likely out with COVID, but Mason Mount (seven goals, four assists) and Romelu Lukaku (four goals) have the talent to unlock the Seagulls back line. The Blues have at least two goals in six of their past eight matches, while Brighton has scored two goals just three times in its past 13. 

Why you should back Brighton & Hove Albion

Chelsea hasn't been particularly formidable at Stamford Bridge this season (5-3-1), while just one of the Seagulls' four losses have come on the road (2-5-1). The teams played to a scoreless draw at Stamford Bridge in their last meeting back in April. It was the second draw in the past three matchups between the teams. 

The Seagulls play with discipline under manager Graham Potter, and only four teams have conceded fewer goals (17) than Brighton. The Seagulls are also fourth in the league in possession (56.8), not far behind No. 3 Chelsea (60.2)  Brighton doesn't score a ton goals, with just 16 in the 17 matches, but Neal Maupay got his seventh on Sunday. Maupay has found the back of the net 25 times in 85 Premier League appearances. 

How to make Chelsea vs. Brighton picks

Eimer has analyzed the Brighton vs. Chelsea match from every angle, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He also provides his three confident best bets, including a strong play on one player to score, and has a full breakdown of the match. Eimer is only sharing his Premier League picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Chelsea vs. Brighton? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Brighton vs. Chelsea, all from the soccer expert who has his finger on the pulse of under-the-radar matchups, and find out.