Chelsea began energetically but struggled to control the game. They succeeded with key interceptions and corner routines.

Both goals resulted from Gallagher's corner deliveries. Badiashile set up Enzo Fernández and Levi Colwill for quick scores.

After a 2-0 lead, Chelsea lost focus, playing too casually. Disaster struck with a conceded goal and Gallagher's yellow card.

Despite Brighton's dominance, Chelsea scored next against the run of play. Enzo converted a penalty after a VAR intervention.

Chelsea held a two-goal lead but conceded in added time. VAR decisions created a dozen added minutes but secured the win.

Emotions ran high post-whistle but settled eventually. Defensive adjustments due to suspensions and injuries were notable.

Palmer and Maatsen's late appearances were tactical. VAR played a crucial role, Chelsea leads in yellows, and it's their first win against Brighton since 2020.