MARK LAWRENSON BACKS CHELSEA TO BOUNCE BACK FROM EVERTON DRAW

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Chelsea went two more points behind Manchester City after playing a goalless draw with Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Chelsea will be home to Brighton today, and BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson has backed the Blues to take the three points and keep a clean sheet.

He said: “Brighton had gone seven games without a win until they beat Watford on Saturday.

“Chris Hughton’s side do seem to have the knack of getting a result like that – when they are on a bad run and you look at a game and think ‘they need to win this one’, they tend to win it, which is good news.

“The Seagulls will go to Stamford Bridge and sit in and try to make it difficult for Chelsea, but I don’t see it working this time.

“Chelsea could not find a way past Everton on Saturday, and had to settle for a point. I am backing them to create a lot more chances against Brighton and, with Alvaro Morata back from suspension, they will have a cutting edge too.”

Mark Lawrenson predicts Chelsea will win the game 2-0.

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