Brighton had been the stronger side all evening and the European champions, who are winless in four league games, can surely forget about reeling in Manchester City. On this evidence, their main concern should be making sure they do not get dragged into a top-four battle.
It is difficult to kid Tuchel. Chelsea’s manager looked like he was waiting for something disastrous to happen during the first half and he barely offered any celebration when Ziyech gave his side an undeserved lead after 28 minutes. Tuchel had spent the majority of the early stages flinging his arms in the air in disgust and at times it seemed that he could not believe what he was watching .
Too passive when they lost to City, Chelsea had not convinced before going ahead. Their passing was sloppy and Brighton looked like the sharper side at first. Steven Alzate and Pascal Gross had set a brisk tempo in midfield for the hosts and Chelsea found it difficult to deal with Brighton’s frenetic pressing early on.
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