BURNLEY, ENGLAND – JULY 26: Lewis Dunk of Brighton and Hove Albion through the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Turf Moor on July 26, 2020 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Picture by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Photos)Chelsea: Branislav Ivanovic is again within the PL, for higher or for worse by Gabe Henderson Brighton is probably probably the most bold Premier League group in the direction of the underside of the desk. How did the face to face go for Chelsea final season?Given Chelsea is definitely (dare it’s mentioned?) steady for a second season, face to face outcomes are a little bit simpler to attract classes out of. Frank Lampard and Graham Potter are each returning for yr two so what was the distinction between the 2 final season? What went proper? What went flawed?To start with, that preseason match won’t actually be analyzed right here. It gave the Blues an necessary perception into health and partnerships, however general a preseason recreation (particularly that early) is all about health.Lampard’s Chelsea first performed Potter’s Brighton nearly a yr in the past now. The Blues left the sport as 2-Zero victors, the group’s first residence win within the Premier League underneath Lampard and a uncommon clear sheet. Brighton created subsequent to nothing towards a fluid Chelsea midfield that also confirmed too many gaps in entrance of protection. However it was early days and it was clear Lampard and Potter had been nonetheless feeling issues out.The second match between the 2 was a turgid 1-1 New Yr’s Day affair. Kepa Arrizabalaga truly made saves that earned the Blues a degree so it was clear it was a bizarre day. The sport collapsed on the Blues when Mason Mount got here off plus Mateo Kovacic approaching and having a really horrible efficiency. They misplaced the press and penetration and Brighton gained the momentum that acquired them a objective. In fact, a New Yr’s Day match comes on the finish of a loopy schedule so unusual issues are certain to occur.So what can actually be gained from a recreation with two new managers after which one on the finish of a slog? It seems clear that the group that acquired to play their recreation had management of the fixture. With two newer managers, Chelsea was going to have that management within the first fixture. The second match collapsed when management was misplaced with the Mount-Kovacic swap (one thing that’s going to stay extremely uncommon).Potter is bold and he has a behavior of taking no identify gamers and getting them to play a convincing and thrilling model. That model lives off momentum and might simply be knocked off the sting with the best push. That preseason match is just about health, however as quickly because the subs acquired heavy the Blues misplaced momentum and the Seagulls took benefit like they did on New Yr’s. Subsequent: Chelsea: Branislav Ivanovic is again within the PL, for higher or for worse Chelsea has a little bit of an harm disaster (already), a suspension (Kovacic from a really shameful referee), and a swath of recent gamers to include. Brighton is extra settled however participant to participant is the lesser group. The Blues want to start out on the entrance foot and keep on the entrance foot to maintain them at bay. In any other case that momentum shift appears to favor the Seagulls and the Blues may be leaving the American Specific Neighborhood Stadium (sure for actual) with blushes.