Paul Merson’s status as a Chelsea fan has been fully established this season. It seems the former Arsenal player has got a new social media man in, and they’re not afraid of tying his colours to the last, and trolling rival fans when his (usually very good) predictions come to pass.
So what’s he got us down for this weekend, as we play Brighton? It’s not an easy one to call, that’s for sure. They’ve been much better than us in the last 12 months, but they’ve come off the pace a little in recent weeks. This could actually be a good time to take them on.
“This one could go anywhere. It’s a hard game to call. You just don’t know what you’re gonna get with Chelsea. Last week, I thought they did well in the first half against Newcastle United. I thought they were the better team but they just didn’t turn up for the second half,” Merson said in quotes on Sportskeeda.
“It’s the same with Brighton. You never know what you’re going to get. They haven’t won too many games in the last seven or eight. Now they are going on a little bit of a run. They were five games without a win heading into last weekend’s match against Forest. Now they are six games without a defeat. They’re picking up [form[.
“Lewis Dunk will be a huge miss after getting sent off against Forest. This will be a tightly contested affair.”
He ends up predicting a 2-2 draw between the teams, which is not a bad shout at all. If we keep defending like we have been, there’s no way we’re conceding fewer than 2 against the Seagulls, and as Merson points out, they will be a lot weaker without Dunk in the team.