Brighton claim first wins under their new manager against Chelsea.

  • Brighton defeats Chelsea to earn their first victory under their new manager.

  • Brighton stun Chelsea to win 4-1 on Graham Potter’s return.

Brighton claim first win under their new manger against Chelsea.
Brighton claim first wins under their new manager against Chelsea.

Brighton finally claimed its first win under their new manager against Chelsea. The Seagulls left the Blues shocked as they fought their way to a 4-1 victory to spoil Graham Potter’s return at Falmer Stadium on Saturday.

Graham Potter’s return to Brighton ended in disaster as Chelsea lost their first game under his leadership, losing 4-1 at the Amex Stadium.

It was a first half worthy of Halloween weekend as a litany of errors saw the Blues deservedly 3-0 down at the break.

Brighton put pressure on Chelsea early and took the lead after five minutes. Leandro Trossard was in close proximity when Thiago Silva’s terrible pass, which wasn’t the first he had made in the game, bounced off of him.

It landed into Premier League debutant Kaoru Mitoma, who drove into the area and skipped over the Chelsea shirts before finding Trossard.

For his fifth goal under the new manager, Roberto De Zerbi, the Brighton attacker then hoisted the ball over the approaching Kepa Arrizabalaga. Additionally, it was the first time the Seagulls had ever led Chelsea in a Premier League match.


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Chelsea continued to be the architects of their own demise nine minutes later when Brighton scored their second goal. In a flurry of corners, Solly March delivered a fine effort which a rooted turned into his own net.

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The third goal for Brighton was also an own goal. Pervis Estupinian was beautifully connected to by Moises Caciedo down the left side of the area, and his into the six-yard box was converted by Trevoh Chalobah with his outstretched foot (42), leaving Potter in the opposing dugout appalled.

Early in the second half, Chelsea scored to give them the exact answer they needed. Kai Havertz nodded Conor Gallagher’s wonderful, sweeping into the goal (48).

Despite Chelsea’s dominance in the second half, Brighton added a late fourth goal to give Pascal Gross 50 goals for the team. To cap off a successful afternoon for the Seagulls, Gross was there to smash the ball home (90+2) after Julio Enciso forced two saves from second-half substitute Edouard Mendy.

The result marked the first time Brighton has beaten Chelsea in league football, as well as De Zerbi’s first win as Seagulls manager. It sends Brighton into seventh with 18 points.

However, Chelsea stays in fifth ahead of the remaining games this weekend.

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