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Chelsea set new Football League record after win over Brighton means they have won all nine contests against the Seagulls

  • Chelsea beat Brighton 2-0 at after second half goals from Willian and Jorginho
  • The west London side have won all nine of their games against Brighton
  • The record was held by Bournemouth who have won eight against Wimbledon
  • Saturday’s win moves Frank Lampard’s side back into the top six in the league 
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Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Brighton didn’t just send Frank Lampard’s side into the top six, but it also handed the west London side set a new Football League record.

Saturday’s encounter with Brighton at Stamford Bridge was the ninth league meeting between the two sides in their respective histories, with Chelsea winning all nine of those contests.

The most recent victory, thanks to goals from Jorginho and Willian, means that Chelsea are the only side to hold such a record over a single opponent after that number of games. 

Chelsea's 2-0 win over Brighton meant the west Londoners have set a Football League record

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Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Brighton meant the west Londoners have set a Football League record

Chelsea have played Brighton nine times and won all nine of their meetings with the Seagulls

Chelsea have played Brighton nine times and won all nine of their meetings with the Seagulls

Chelsea have played Brighton nine times and won all nine of their meetings with the Seagulls

The previous record was eight wins over a sole opponent, which was held by Bournemouth as they have won all eight of their fixtures against Wimbledon. 

It’s not a record that will sit will with Seagulls fans, who have made a mixed start to the 2019-20 campaign under new boss Graham Potter. 

The south coast club showed no sign of stopping Chelsea from breaking the record today, looking toothless and uninspired in front of goal while their willingness to play out from the back proved a weakness more than a strength. 

Chelsea’s win puts them back into the top six as they bounced back from their 2-1 loss to Liverpool last weekend.  

Graham Potter's side didn't look like preventing Chelsea from setting the record on the day
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Graham Potter's side didn't look like preventing Chelsea from setting the record on the day

Graham Potter’s side didn’t look like preventing Chelsea from setting the record on the day