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21 January 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Ezequiel Schelotto appeals for a penalty in the first half.

Brighton & Hove Albion were beaten 4-0 by Chelsea at the Amex Stadium yesterday, and here are five key moments from the match on the south coast.

Penalty shouts
The hosts could easily have had a penalty in the 16th minute when Blues goalkeeper Willy Caballero charged out of goal and appeared to trip Ezequiel Schelotto. Referee Jonathan Moss waved on play, however, much to the frustration of the home fans. The Argentine wing-back was involved in more controversy 20 minutes later when Tiemoue Bakayoko appeared to bundle over the 28-year-old.
Caballero wonder save
The Chelsea goalkeeper had a few nervy moments throughout the match but redeemed himself in the first half hour with a brilliant save. Pascal Gross whipped in an excellent cross for Tomer Hemed whose header back across goal was expertly kept out by the Argentine keeper. Antonio Conte’s side managed to keep a clean sheet but the Seagulls came close to scoring on a number of occasions.

Propper denied by the woodwork
Davy Propper came close to pulling a goal back for the Albion when his diving header crashed against the crossbar in the 50th minute. The Dutch international is yet to score this season since making his move from PSV in the summer and almost opened his account.
Quickfire goals
Albion were quickly on the back foot as two quickfire goals from Eden Hazard and Willian put the visitors 2-0 up in the first six minutes of the game. The players might have felt slightly unlucky for the first goal as the ball deflected to Hazard off Duffy, but the Seagulls could only watch on as Chelsea put together a crisp passing move before Willian finished well.
Killer blow
With the game finely tuned and Brighton looking like they might have got themselves back into the game, Hazard latched onto a precise Willian pass before slotting home against the run of play. The goal silenced the home crowd slightly and Chelsea were able to add a fourth in the 89th minute as Brighton tried their best to force a consolation. 

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