Chelsea aren’t in the best of form of late, as the Blues are yet to record a victory in 2018.

The Blues have scored just once in their last four games across all competitions and needed victory via a penalty shootout to finally overcome a spirited Championship outfit Norwich City in a replay on Wednesday night.

However BetVictor brand ambassador Michael Owen has backed Chelsea to take all three points from the Seagulls when they welcome the Blues to the Amex Stadium in the early kick-off on Saturday.

Owen said: “The 1-1 draw with Norwich (before Chelsea won on penalties) in the FA Cup followed three successive 0-0 draws for Chelsea but the good news for Antonio Conte and Blues’ fans is that Brighton have lost their last seven games against Chelsea in all competitions. I expect the visitors to take the points.

“The Seagulls have been tough to beat, especially at home, this season but their two home defeats have been at the hands of City and Liverpool and they have failed to score in eight of their last 12 league games. They lack the class of the west London outfit.”

Owen thinks Chelsea will win the game by a goal.

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