SIDWELL COMMENDS BRIGHTON ON CHELSEA DISPLAY
Ex-Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Steve Sidwell has commended his former club for the impressive display at Chelsea in their Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
Brighton gave a good account of themselves against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and were the better side especially in the second half. According to Steve Sidwell, the Seagulls were good value for the point earned from the game.
The Seagulls came closest to winning the game when Danny Welbeck struck the crossbar in the second half. Also, the visitors also wasted a lot of good goalscoring opportunities in that second half.
With the point, Brighton edged closer to safety on the Premier League table. The Seagulls started the game six points ahead of Fulham in the third and final relegation spot. The Seagulls had entered the weekend seven points clear of the Cottagers.
Fulham were able to reduce it to six points with the point earned from the 1-1 draw at Arsenal. The Cottagers were victims of a late equaliser from the Gunners when they were on course to secure a priceless win that would have taken them to within four points of both Brighton and Burnley.
The Cottagers took the lead through a Josh Maja penalty in the second half before Arsenal substitute Eddie Nketiah snatched a point at the death as the two teams settled for a 1-1 draw.
With the point gained at Chelsea, Brighton have restored their seven-point advantage over Fulham. Burnley are the closest to Fulham and they have six points more than the Cottagers.