Brighton 4 Chelsea 1 LIVE RESULT: Graham Potter suffers horror AMEX return as Gross wraps up Seagulls triumph | The Sun

BRIGHTON stunned Chelsea 4-1 as Graham Potter made a nightmare return to the AMEX.

Leandro Trossard opened the scoring after just five minutes before own goals from both Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Trevoh Chalobah added to a horror first 45 mins as the Seagulls went in 3-0 at the break.

Kai Havertz gave the Blues some hope before Pascal Gross wrapped up the win as Potter's replacement Roberto de Zerbi picked up his first victory as Seagulls boss.

  • Result: Brighton 4-1 Chelsea
  • Brighton XI: Sanchez, Webster, Dunk, March, Mac Allister, Trossard, Gross, Lallana, Mitomo, Caicedo, Estupinan
  • Chelsea XI: Kepa, Chalobah, Silva, Cucurella, Pulisic, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Sterling, Mount, Havertz, Gallagher


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  • Lloyd Canfield

    Doesn't get any easier, Graham.

    Graham Potter will be incredibly disappointed with that result, but it certainly does not get any easier with The Blues' upcoming opponents.

    After playing Dinimo Zagreb in midweek, in a game where they have already qualified out of the group, Chelsea's next three opponents are Arsenal and Newcastle in the league, with Manchester City in the EFL cup…

    Tough gig.

    Graham Potter faces Newcastle, Arsenal and City in his next four games…
  • Lloyd Canfield

    Man of the match…

    The SunSport man of the match today goes to Leandro Trossard.

    There were a few brilliant performers for Brighton today, including Robert Sanchez, Pervis Estupinan and Moises Caicedo, but it is the Belgian who takes the cake for his brilliant showing up top.

    Who would get your man of the match vote?

  • Lloyd Canfield

    Potter's magic fails him…

    Brighton were absolutely excellent against Chelsea today, and fully deserved to get the three points at home, but questions must and will be asked of Graham Potter's setup.

    Against Manchester United, his plan A did not work out, and he quickly changed it so that Chelsea were able to take the lead after being dominated.

    But today, his changes were too slow, as Chelsea were dominated early on, and conceded too many to come back from.

    He did change the game with a change of shape at half-time, and Chelsea got a goal back, but they were unable to mount a real comeback.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    FT. Brighton 4-1 Chelsea.

    It's full time on the south coast, and it is Graham Potters first defeat in charge of Chelsea.

    Not just a defeat, but they were totally dominated by Brighton.

    4-1 is the final score.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    90+4. Brighton 4-1 Chelsea.

    VAR proves that the goal is onside.

    Enciso gets through and forces a save from Mendy, but his parry goes back to the Brighton midfielder.

    He then shoots again and Mendy parries this one out to the feet of Pascal Gross who buries it.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    90+2. Brighton 4-1 Chelsea.

    It's 4-1 to Brighton!

    Pascal Gross!

  • Lloyd Canfield

    90. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    There are five minutes of added time

  • Lloyd Canfield

    88. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    Leandro Trossard is off for Brighton, as he is replaced by Sarmiento.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    86. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    Havertz misses again for Chelsea, as Loftus-Cheek cuts the ball back and the German fires over from inside the area.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    84. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    Loftus-Cheek is bought down on the right hand side, and wins a free kick for Chelsea.

    It is curled in by that magical left boot of Hakim Ziyech, but floats just wide of the far post.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    82. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    It looks like hope is lost for Chelsea, they are not playing with any real urgency or desire to get back in this…

  • Lloyd Canfield

    80. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    Christian Pulisic and Conor Gallagher are replaced by Hakim Ziyech and Armando Broja for Chelsea.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    78. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    Great strike from Enciso the Brighton substitute, but it is saved well by Edouard Mendy.

    He then gets through with a 2v1 against Thiago Silva, but the Brazilian does well to hold him off.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    76. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    Brighton play nicely down the right hand side with the rapid Tariq Lamptey.

    His cross into the middle is collected by Mendy.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    74. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    Tariq Lamptey is bought into the action for Brighton, the ex-Chelsea man will be seeking a goal against his old club we are sure.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    72. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    Great ball from Mateo Kovacic through to Aubameyang, but he is dispossessed.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    70. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    Great save by Robert Sanchez.

    Aubameyang cuts in on the left hand side and fires a right footed shot at goal, but Sanchez parries it out for a corner…

    The corner comes to nothing.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    68. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    Shaky at the back from Chelsea and Mendy again, you can tell he does not have the same confidence that he was playing with a few months back.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    66. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    Poor distribution out of the back from Edouard Mendy, as he gives the ball away.

    But Trossard cannot make the most of the opportunity.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    64. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    Subs for both sides…

    Chilwell and Aubameyang are entering the field.

    They are replacing Raheem Sterling and Marc Cucurella.

    Adam Lallana is off for Brighton, and he is replaced by Enciso.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    62. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    Chance for Chelsea, but the ball won't quite fall for anyone in the box to really get a shot off.

    Havertz then does well to hold up the ball, but his ball to Sterling is a little off the pace.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    60. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    Mount has a go from distance for Chelsea, but his effort goes wide of the post…

  • Lloyd Canfield

    58. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    This game has died down a bit now, with both teams struggling to create chances after the change of shape by Potter.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    54. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    Good defending from the home side, as Chelsea look to come forward with Raheem Sterling.

    Brighton dispossess him, and play it out the back nicely.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    52. Brighton 3-1 Chelsea.

    Chelsea are trying to establish some form of control in this game now, which will be needed if they are to try and Mount a comeback.

    Mount gets forward for The Blues this time, and his cross is almost turned home by Gross, but it is saved by Sanchez.

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