Brighton hailed for having best scouts after 19-year old summer signing sinks Chelsea with stunner

Brighton hailed for having best scouts after 19-year old summer signing sinks Chelsea with stunner

Rene Otinga
updated at April 15, 2023 at 6:30 PM
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  • Chelsea lost 2-1 to Brighton as Lampard succumbed to a third straight defeat in his return to the Stamford Bridge dugout
  • Despite taking the lead through Conor Gallagher, the Blues were undone by a brilliant Brighton side
  • Brighton’s winner came courtesy of 19-year-old Julio Enciso, who scored a potential goal of the season

Chelsea were condemned to a third straight defeat under Frank Lampard in stunning fashion as 19-year-old Brighton star Julio Enciso came off the bench to score a potential goal of the season.

The goal was worthy of winning any game as it was a thunderbolt from outside the box which left goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga with no chance, as per BBC.

The Blues had initially taken the lead through Conor Gallagher, whose deflected strike found the back of the net.

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Julio Enciso of Brighton & Hove Albion scores his side's second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge on April 15, 2023. Photo by Craig Mercer.
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However, Brighton were back in the game as Danny Welbeck drew the scores level before halftime.

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Brighton were thoroughly dominant, as they enjoyed 67.95% possession in the opening 45 minutes, which was the most of any away team.

Their dominance eventually paid off, but it came from an unlikely source as Enciso, who replaced Joel Veltman at halftime, scored a screamer in the 69th minute.

It all came from a mistake from Reece James, which was pounced on by Solly March, who fed an unmarked Enciso and the Paraguayan did the rest.

Here is how sections of fans reacted on social media after the goal:

"Brighton's scouts are the best, they are gonna make a huge profit in transfers come end season," One fans said.
"He's been highly regarded for years now. The only shocker was that Brighton signed him," another added.
"Brighton has actually been tracking a lot of Latin American talent, look at their squad details once and one may understand how they’re low-key targeting players no one ever heard of" Another fan said.

Mudryk spotted arguing with teammate

Sports Brief also reported on an interesting incident involving Mykhailo Mudryk and Ben Chilwell.

The pair was spotted arguing over what seemed to be a dispute on who was supposed to play where.

Chilwell and Mudryk started on the left flank on Saturday in a high roasted squad by caretaker boss Frank Lampard. Chelsea scored their first goal in five games after a deflected Conor Gallagher shot off a Mudryk assist.

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