Brighton & Hove Albion 0-4 Chelsea: 5 things we learned

Chelsea star Pedro dived against Norwich

Chelsea star Pedro dived against Norwich

Scoring goals has been Brighton's problem all season - they have just 17 in 23 league games this term as they've found it tough to find the net on their first campaign in the Premier League.

Arsenal dismantled Crystal Palace 4-1 while Chelsea saw off Brighton 4-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.

Willian scored just minuted after Hazard's goal.

Chelsea are 1-4-0 in their last five in all competitions. If I look at players, Liverpool have Mane and Salah, Manchester City have got loads but what I would say with Hazard is if he gets the ball in the opposition half, there's a little bit of safety with that.

They were made to pay for the missed chances late on as Hazard capped another mazy run with a ruthless finish before Moses latched onto substitute Charly Musonda's inch-perfect 40-yard to seal a resounding away victory.

While Chelsea remained a threat on the counter, Brighton didn't give up, and the home supporters were furious to see two penalty appeals turned down by referee Jon Moss.

Whilst he was given no chance with either of the visitor's goals, Albion goalkeeper Maty Ryan was well placed to stop Willian's shot from wide right on 27 minutes and prevent Michy Batshuayi from finishing off a quick counter attack a minute later.

"The player understood the mistake and wanted to stand up quickly and admit it was a mistake".

"He had a kick on his ankle in the game against Norwich", Conte said. There were moments of struggle earlier that included Brighton being denied a stone wall penalty as Willy Caballero fouled Ezequiel Schelotto.

The Argentine had a handful of weak punches keep his side in danger and his passing was sub-par, completing just 11 of his 20 attempts.

However, fans will be eager to see what new striker Jurgen Locadia can do after becoming the club's record-signing on Friday. The victor was scored by current Brighton player Glenn Murray. Looking at their last six league matches, only one player has scored three goals.

Chelsea had shrugged off their poor run of form in recent weeks to make the ideal start on the South Coast - with Hazard leading the charge with a man of the match performance.

Via the replays, it was clear that Schelotto was tripped, and it was surely only a matter of time in the match before VAR came up, with Chelsea feeling hard done by with regard to the video technology in their FA Cup replay against Norwich.

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