Chelsea “needed the retract” over Brighton, talked about boss Frank Lampard after his first dwelling victory as a Premier League manager.
The Blues deservedly won to scheme it 9 wins out of 9 league games towards Brighton.
They led at Stamford Bridge when Jorginho scored a penalty after Adam Webster fouled Mason Mount.
Albion, who’ve not won within the league since the hole day, temporarily rallied and Dan Burn’s header hit the crossbar.
Nonetheless Willian sealed the victory with a deflected strike from Callum Hudson-Odoi’s paddle.
Chelsea pass as much as sixth within the Premier League while Brighton descend to 16th.
“Now we private got no longer had a 90-minute game where we private managed it enough [before now],” Lampard instructed BBC Sport. “The most easy disappointment is we did no longer private extra goals. We got a dazzling sheet as neatly. It’s correct for the conceitedness of everybody.
“We had an excellent deal of shots within the first half, but had dilapidated finishing and pretty of contaminated honest staunch fortune. You lift out launch as much as surprise but it’s foremost to remain confident it ought to advance and it did.”
Chelsea catch the job performed
The Blues, with a youthful team following a switch ban, private been easy on the overview this season but private dropped aspects continuously.
There had been 25 goals of their opening six league games, but extra towards than for – and as well they’d no longer won at dwelling in three top-flight matches.
Lampard had the worst fable of any Blues manager this millennium after 9 games in all competitions, with no dazzling sheets.
All the map thru the first half, it looked as if they private been going to be frustrated with none of their 17 shots coming into. Mount went closest when his free-kick from the left soar evaded everybody and hit the put up, while Pedro and Tammy Abraham managed five shots each – each had three of them no longer off beam without discovering the catch.
Nonetheless the Blues kept going and got their reward when Webster fouled Mount, with Jorginho scoring his 2nd just of the season from the narrate.
They dominated for the total game, bar a brief length, and Willian blasted dwelling his first Premier League just since January, albeit with the aid of a deflection.
English kids Abraham – the league’s 2nd top scorer with seven goals – Mount and Fikayo Tomori private scored 11 of Chelsea’s 14 Premier League goals, and Lampard became impressed again despite none of them managing to secure.
Hudson-Odoi came on for his first Premier League game of the season after convalescing from an Achilles nervousness.
“It’s plentiful for the club and a in point of fact prolonged time coming,” Lampard talked about. “The work is performed within the academy. The mentality is plentiful. They would possibly maybe like to play for this club.
“For the time being they are incomes it and atmosphere a level for others. I if reality be told private full self perception within the lads. They are there on merit. No matter game, they rob it on board and prolonged would possibly maybe well it continue.”
Brighton’s struggles continue
Good soccer but no discontinue product is the story of Brighton’s season below Graham Potter. This became never a game they private been seemingly to retract.
The Seagulls private now most efficient taken one point from 14 Premier League games towards the usual top-six facets. And their most efficient retract over Chelsea came of their first assembly, a 1933 FA Cup tie.
After the game Potter, whose team private scored most efficient two league goals since the hole day and are one point above the relegation zone, overtly conceded “the easier team won”.
He added “we rode our honest staunch fortune within the first half”, with goalkeeper Mat Ryan making four of his eight saves, including a terrific instinctive discontinue to protect out Ross Barkley’s shut-differ effort.
Brighton, who kept making an strive to play from the aid, private been architects of their have downfall for the opener. Webster took a heavy contact, or even played a dilapidated backpass, in its keep of right clearing, and he fouled Mount as he tried to retract the ball aid.
They kept that philosophy going and Dale Stephens gave Tammy Abraham a likelihood to secure with a shoddy backpass, but Ryan denied him.
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Teenage striker Aaron Connolly’s introduction sparked a correct 10 minutes or so for Brighton, with Burn warding off the crossbar from Pascal Depraved’ corner.
Nonetheless Willian’s just wrapped the game up – and Stephens’ dilapidated 25-yard shot in shatter time became Albion’s most efficient effort no longer off beam.
“We gave a just away cheaply and then grew into the game but then gave a just that killed the game,” talked about Potter. “We are upset but credit ranking to the opposition. Chelsea private been correct and we would no longer protect any power.
“There are the least bit times stuff you would possibly maybe well enhance. You will want to be clinical when the moments advance. Nonetheless the gamers gave every thing and Chelsea private been right better this day.
“Now we private got had a settled advance of enjoying. Personnel ought to switch within the game if issues are no longer working. The boys private been lag to what we want to protect out.”
Man of the match – Willian (Chelsea)
Match stats – one retract in 16 for Brighton
- It became Chelsea’s first dazzling sheet in 11 games since a goalless blueprint with Leicester on the closing day closing season.
- This became the 34th Premier League game that Brighton private did no longer secure in since joining the division in 2017-18, extra than any facet at reward enjoying within the competition.
- Brighton private won right one of their past 16 Premier League matches (D6 L9), a success none of their past six games within the league (D3 L3) since beating Watford 3-0 on the hole day.
- Jorginho has scored as many goals in 9 appearances for Chelsea this season (two) as he did in 54 games closing season – three of these four goals private been penalties.
- Willian scored his first just in 17 Premier League appearances for Chelsea since he closing came upon the catch towards Newcastle in January – he had tried 32 shots since then.
- Chelsea tried 17 shots within the first half, their most real looking total within the hole 45 minutes of a Premier League game since August 2013 towards Hull (18), and most real looking without scoring since November 2010 towards Birmingham (18).
- Pascal Depraved’ strive within the 60th minute became Brighton’s first shot – that is the longest they’ve needed to wait to private their first shot of a Premier League fixture.
Chelsea’s subsequent game is at Lille within the Champions League on Wednesday (20: 00 BST). They are aid in Premier League action at Southampton on Sunday, 6 October (14: 00 BST).
Brighton host Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, 5 October at 12: 30 BST.
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