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Chelsea have never lost in 13 league meetings with Brighton (W10 D3), the most they have faced an opponent without ever losing in their league history.
The Blues have scored in all nine of their away matches against Brighton in all competitions. They have only faced Wigan Athletic (11) more often on the road while scoring every time.
Brighton have drawn their last two Premier League matches against Chelsea, picking up more points from these two outings than they had in their first 11 league meetings with the Blues (D1 L10).
The Seagulls have had more shots than Chelsea in each of the last three Premier League meetings between the sides. Since detailed shot data first emerged in 2003/04, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are the only teams to have outshot Chelsea in 4 or more consecutive meetings in the competition.
Referee: Kevin Friend. Assistants: Simon Beck, Eddie Smart. Fourth official: Simon Hooper. VAR: Andre Marriner. Assistant VAR: Marc Perry.