Chelsea are unbeaten in their last five Premier League matches under Graham Potter, the blues have kept three clean sheets in those matches and conceded only two goals.
The blues are fifth in the Premier League with 21 points. Chelsea drew 1-1 with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge but recorded a historic 2-1 victory against RB Salzburg at the Red Bull Arena in the Champions League.
Brighton are 9th in the Premier League and lost their last Premier League match against Manchester City at the Eithad. Despite Brighton losing to Manchester City, they want toe to toe with Manchester City.
Liverpool will hope to bounce back from their defeat to Nottingham Forest when they host struggling Leeds United at Anfield.
Leeds United are without a win in their last six Premier League matches and are now 18th in the Premier League.
Paul Merson has predicted a win for both Chelsea and Liverpool against Brighton and Leeds United respectively.
What is Paul Merson’s Prediction for Brighton VS Chelsea and Liverpool V Leeds United?
Previewing the Brighton VS Chelsea and Liverpool V Leeds United on Sportkeeda, Paul Merson said:
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Chelsea
“Chelsea got a good result in the Champions League, and they played some good football as well. There was one move in that match where they moved from one end of the pitch to the other – wow! Had they scored, it would’ve been their best goal in a long time.
“Brighton played well against Manchester City last week, and I thought they would score their second goal at one point. They played out a 0-0 draw against Nottingham Forest before that, and they’re very unreliable at the moment.
“I’m not sure how many changes Graham Potter will make this week, and the outcome will depend on whether his team can get together. Chelsea are more solid at the moment and should be able to win this game.” Prediction: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Chelsea.
Liverpool vs Leeds United
“Liverpool pulled off a brilliant performance against Man City. They then endured a shocking result against Forest and went on to beat a good footballing team in Ajax. Jurgen Klopp must be pulling his hair out. Liverpool have been very consistent under him in recent years, but they’ve been up and down this season.
“Fabinho has played a lot of matches this season. I do like him, and I’m not sure what the problem is there. If Liverpool are to be a success, they need him at their best. A lot of what he does goes unnoticed. If you’ve watched Liverpool over the years, you’ll know that the midfield three made everything happen. They’re struggling without a settled midfield.
“Darwin Nunez has been a bit stop-start this season, but I think he’ll be a success. My only worry is his link-up play – he didn’t even see Mohamed Salah’s run against Man City and when you play for a team like Liverpool, you need to be able to pick those passes. What I do like about him is that he doesn’t shy off. He missed a sitter the other day, but he still scored after that. It might take him some time, but he’ll come good for Liverpool.
“Leeds are struggling, aren’t they? I like Jesse Marsch and I think he works hard, but Leeds keeps shooting themselves in the foot. I expect Liverpool to win this game comfortably.” Prediction: Liverpool 3-0 Leeds United.