Unlucky to draw 2-2 with Arsenal, the Blues then put in three consecutive 0-0s for the first time in their history, before following it up with a lethargic and lifeless display against Norwich in the FA Cup replay on Wednesday night.
Now we'll be talking about it for the next two days because of VAR'.
The hosts have the luxury of being able to call on a almost full squad, with only Steve Sidwell unavailable as he faces a sustained period on the sidelines with a long-term ankle injury.
Chelsea won 5-3 on penalties after the match finished 1-1 in normal time, but three Chelsea players - Pedro, Willian and Alvaro Morata - were all booked for simulation, with Pedro and Morata subsequently sent off.
Goals remain elusive for Brighton and this was their 13th shutout of the campaign, something recording signing Jurgen Locadia - looking on from the stands after his arrival from PSV - will hope to remedy.
"Chelsea's dramatic FA Cup replay win over Norwich on Wednesday certainly provided plenty of talking points as they eventually prevailed on penalties".
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Pederson stressed focus and consistency to his players this week, leading up to the most monumental game of the season. A tweet was sent out Friday afternoon prematurely proclaiming a Super Bowl matchup between the Patriots and Vikings.
It was a stunning goal and ruthless stuff from a Chelsea side who had scored only once in their previous four matches.
The Antonio Conte led side had no atom of mercy for their hosts as they ran away with a 4-0 victory. Substitute Charly Musonda played a delightful ball over the top of the Brighton defence, and it was controlled and finished expertly by Victor Moses. Great players working in a great team must have a strong, winning mentality.
The Spanish striker has failed to score in their last five games in all competitions to leave Morata with a lack of confidence and form.
At home, Brighton has been a hard team to beat.
There was even worse to come for Brighton fewer than three minutes later when Dunk's misplaced pass handed Chelsea possession near the halfway line. I don't think it is a penalty, I don't think many referees would give a penalty there.