CHELSEA looked back to their old selves on Boxing Day when Romelu Lukaku returned to spearhead thier attack.
The Belgian striker scored within 11 minutes of coming on as a substitute at Villa Park and his return will be most welcome by Thomas Tuchel who has had to make do with an understrengthed squad lately.
The Blues are hanging on to the coattails of Manchester City who look formidable at the halfway stage of the season but they have the chance to leapfrog Liverpool tonight after their 1-0 defeat at Leicester, so each game feels like a must-win for Chelsea at the moment.
Opponents Brighton got a much-needed win on Boxing Day too but they've not beaten Chelsea since 1933 and are 7/1 shots to buck that trend tonight. That'll mostly depend on which Chelsea turn up.
The Blues look a solid bet at 2/5 but are too short to back on a single. They've conceded more than one goal just twice this season whilst the Seagulls have managed to score more than once in just five of their 17 Premier League matches so don't expect Brighton to score more than one.
Add in Chelsea to score two or more – something they've done in eight of 11 games against teams currently in the bottom half of the table – and you have BetBuilder that pays 5/6.
The Premier League's other match tonight is at the Brentford Community Stadium where Manchester City are the visitors.
City are out to make it 10 league wins in a row having won the last nine by an aggregate score of 30-6.
City to score two combined with a Chelsea win pays a safe-looking 3/4 Double.
On the goalscoring front Riyad Mahrez has scored in City's last three Premier League matches and is 6/5 to make it four in a row. Pair him up with Lukaku for a near 3/1 Double.
- Chelsea win, Chelsea Over 1 Goal, Brighton Under 2 goals 5/6 Bet365.
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