Back Tuchel and the team now more than ever!
Chelsea take on 16th placed Brighton on Tuesday night as we sit 5th with a chance to 3rd with the win. Chelsea are one of the Super League clubs though and for now we are the enemy of basically the rest of football along with the rest of the big 6 and remaining 6 European clubs. The players and Tuchel are not at fault though and as long as they step on that pitch wearing that badge and as long as we are still playing in these competitions we have to back the team. Brighton will have massive support from all over England in this game because they rightly so are representing the good in football. The little guy as it were. Potter has an attractive style of football but has found it hard to find consistency as they sit 6 points above the relegation zone. Brighton along with Fulham have drawn the most games in the league this season.
I don’t really know how to preview this game because I don’t know what the consequences for Chelsea are going forward. For now we are still in fighting for top four and a place in the Champions League and so we go into this game wanting to beat Brighton and the players will want to win regardless. Chelsea go into this game having beat Palace, getting into the Champions League semis and reaching the FA Cup final. Those 3 things had put the club in great momentum and based on the tangible on the pitch form we are still doing great. That is what matter right now for the fans and the players. That is all that matters right now.
Chelsea Team Preview
Kovacic is the only player out of the game while I think Thiago Silva will probably be rested. Mendy will be in goal with Azplicueta, Christensen and Zouma as the back 3 or Rudiger if Azpi is rested. Hudson-Odoi, and Alonso could start as the wing backs. Jorginho, and Gilmour could start in the midfield with Kante given a rest while Ziyech, Pulisic, and Havertz could start up front. Of course there are a lot of options available but I think this is the best team for this game.
Brighton Team Preview
Connolly, Tau, and Wesbter are back for selection. Potter will most likely stick with a 3 at the back to provide a solid defence. White, Dunk, and Veltman are a solid back line while Gross, and Moder have provided a threat from the wing back positions. Bissouma, and Lallana have added a midfield grit. Trossard, Welbeck, and Maupay have found form in recent games and provide a physical and fast threat up front. Connolly is a big return from the bench for Seagulls as well.
Starting XI Prediction
Whatever Chelsea’s board and the club are doing outside the pitch, the fans have to be against that. That is anti-football. The players and Tuchel though are separate and had nothing to do with the club’s decision. They get my total backing for every game going forward. So as always, COME ON CHELSEA!!!