- Morata, Alonso score
- Chelsea stay in third place
- Brighton have scored 5 goals in 9 away games
Chelsea cruised to a 2-0 win against Brighton on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.
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Chelsea came up against a stubborn Brighton defense and Antonio Conte’s men had plenty of possession but found it tough to break them down.
The home side had a decent chance but Tiemoue Bakayoko scuffed an effort wide and the Seagulls kept Eden Hazard quiet.
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They couldn’t keep Morata quiet just 51 seconds into the second half.
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Chelsea went in front less than a minute into the second half as Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross found Morata and he headed home to make it 1-0.
The Spaniards’ telepathic understanding continues.
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Another Spaniard, Alonso, went close twice as Mat Ryan denied him twice in quick succession, but soon after he nodded home to make it 2-0 and put the result beyond doubt.
Chelsea cruised in the closing stages with the Blues keeping the pressure up on second-place Manchester United.