Chelsea vs Brighton & Hove Albion Expert EPL Picks 1/1/2020
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Pascal Groß and Brighton & Hove Albion (6-5-9, 14th in EPL) host Chelsea (11-2-7, 4th in EPL) at Amex Stadium on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The expected starting goalkeepers are Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea and Mathew Ryan for Brighton & Hove Albion. Albion are at at +320 while the Pensioners are at -120. The total opens at 3.25.
Chelsea comes into this game holding a record of 11 victories, 2 draws, and 7 defeats which is good for 4th in EPL. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 35 goals which has them at 4th in the league. Their goal differential is +7, which is good for 5th in the league. In discussing shots on target, they have a total of 113 which has them at 2nd in the league. As a group, Chelsea has earned a total of 192 fouls which means they are averaging 9.6 fouls per contest. They have a total of 35 points for the year and they have an average crowd of 40,567.
Mason Mount is one of the standout players to watch for the Blues. The midfielder from England has appeared in 84 contests over the course of his professional soccer career and has played 6,853 mins. Over the course of that time, the 20-year-old has scored 22 goals and has had an assist on 14 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 81.6 minutes per game. Mount has been a starter in 75 contests and has totaled 87 fouls over the course of that time. In discussing shots on target, Mount has totaled 68 which ranks him 142nd among active players and 68th among midfielders. Tammy Abraham is another guy to keep an eye on for the team from Chelsea. The 21-year-old from England has netted 65 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which puts him at 41st when compared to all players still active in the Premier League. He has totaled 9,838 minutes over the course of his pro soccer career which puts him at 55th among active forwards and holds an average of 75.7 minutes per appearance which puts him at 135th in the Premier League. Over the course of his professional soccer career, he has connected on 137 shots on target which puts him at 41st among active forwards.
The man looking after the goal for the Blues is Kepa Arrizabalaga from Spain. He has been on the field a total of 14,975 minutes minding the goal over the course of his career. Arrizabalaga has given up an average of 1.18 goals per 90 minutes in his career which has him ranked 13th among active goalies in EPL. During his time playing professional soccer, he's given up 197 goals. His career save % is .702 which has him ranked 21st among active professional goalies.
Brighton & Hove Albion will be looking to add points to their total and for the 2019 season they sit with 6 wins, 5 draws, and 9 losses. When talking about goal differential, they are ranked 10th in the league with -4. They currently have a total of 22 goals for the season. Brighton & Hove Albion has a team save percentage of .705 which currently has them ranked 8th in the league, which tells us they are a tough team to score against. They are averaging a crowd of 30,333 putting them at 14th in the league.
One of the players to watch for the Seagulls is Pascal Groß. The 28 year-old has guided 31 balls into the back of the net in his professional soccer career. He is 20th among active midfielders in assists with 41 and has a total of 132 shots on target. He has totaled 20,813 minutes and holds an average of 77.4 mins per game. Another name to know on this team is Neal Maupay. The forward from France has connected on 62 goals in the time he's played soccer which has him sitting in 30th among active forwards. He also has a total of 234 fouls.
In net for the Seagulls is Mathew Ryan who has had a good career by surrendering only 1.15 goals per 90 mins and that has him 9th in professional soccer. In the 23,850 minutes he has been on the field over the course of his career, he has given up 304 goals. He's earned a career save % of .720 which has him sitting 8th out of all goalies still active in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Brighton & Hove Albion (+320)
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