The Debrief: Blues blunted by disciplined Brighton press

Since winning promotion in 2017, Brighton have drawn more Premier League games 0-0 than any other side, so the outcome was no surprise to them.

Kepa has now kept five clean sheets in a row when he has played.

Cutting corners

Of our 740 total passes (which was 330 more than Brighton made) 21 per cent were played into the attacking third of the pitch and 55 per cent went forwards. Our pass success rate was 88 per cent.

The Blues didn’t win a corner for the first time in a league game at Stamford Bridge since November 2009, in a game against Manchester United. Ironically we won that game with a headed John Terry goal from a Frank Lampard free-kick.

The last time we didn’t win a corner in the league was at Anfield last season.

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