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  • Updated: May 16, 2024

Chelsea secure win over Brighton, move to sixth in EPL table

Chelsea secure win over Brighton, move to sixth in EPL table

Cole Palmer and Christopher Nkunku grabbed the headlines with the goals as Chelsea continued their search for European place on Wednesday night with a 2-1 win over Brighton at the Amex stadium.

Palmer sored his 22nd Premier League goal of the season in the 22nd minute when he profitted from Marc Cucurella's cross and connected with a looping header into the far corner in the 34th minute.

The Blues doubled their lead 14 minutes after the break when Christopher Nkunku coolly dispatched Malo Gusto's cutback.

Chlsea substitute and returning captain Reece James - who is back after an injury-induced absense - was given a second yellow card and consequently a red card for kicking out at Joao Pedro.

In added time, Danny Welbeck scored what proved to be only a consolation goal to halve the deficit, tapping in a Pedro cross, but the visitors held on.

Chelsea moved up to sixth in the table and currently sit in a Europa League spot.

They will guarantee a place in Europe next season if they claim a point at home to Bournemouth on the final day.

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