Brighton v Chelsea: Back another stalemate for Seagulls
Paul Higham thinks that a lack of players, urgency and the recent stats suggest that the draw is a real possibility between Brighton and Chelsea...
Seagulls hard to beat this season
Only Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea have lost fewer games but nobody can match Brighton's 10 draws this season. Who knows what the team news will be with Covid and the likes these days, but this could well shape up to be another stalemate.
Title all-but gone for Chelsea
Tuchel's shown himself to be a fine cup manager and they're still in for three this season so focus will go on those, but for now they're desperate for a league victory to end this rut they've found themselves in.
Another stalemate for Seagulls?
There's also Brighton's form - with 10 draws from just 20 games it doesn't take Carol Vorderman to work out drawing 50% of your games is quote a lot! It's the most in 20 games since Sunderland drew 11 from 20 back in 2014-15.
Beware a Brighton late show
And if you're an in-play fan note that the Seagulls have scored seven times in the last 10 minutes of league games this season - bagging them seven points in the process.