- Webster (60′minutes)
- Ziyech (28′minutes)
With Chelsea 13 points behind City, this was a must win game for the Blues. However, Brighton are 9th for a reason, they are not a bad team as Chelsea found out.
Chelsea seemed to be grinding out all 3 points after a lovely strike by Ziyech, and led at half time 1-0. However, both teams displayed great drive to continually match each other in intensity. Despite the obvious superiority of the monetary value of the Blues squad, Brighton must be commended for their never say die attitude.
For Brighton, the draw meant solidifying their position just below the European places. For Chelsea, the draw meant being 12 points behind leaders City. However, when chasing a team like City, a draw is, in effect, a loss, as Manchester City, unless they have a rare bad day, will only increase their lead at the top.
For Tuchel, pressing on in other competitions including a looming Carabao Cup final, is the best way of keeping an always uncertain position as Chelsea manager.
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