Arsenal legend and Sky Pundit is backing the Blues to see off Brighton when the two sides meet on Wednesday.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson said :
” It was a poor result for Brighton at home to Southampton on Saturday, “The fact Cardiff lost was a real stroke of luck, but Chris Hughton and his side need to be careful.
“At Chelsea, I’m not sure about the manager. He’s lucky to be in charge. Neil Warnock can say Cardiff were unlucky, well Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea were lucky.”
“With the team, he picked he’d have done well to keep his job had they lost at Cardiff,” Merson added. “Then there were the substitutions and the fact Callum Hudson-Odoi didn’t get on.
“He was very fortunate in the end. Despite all the negativity, they should still have enough to beat Brighton at Stamford Bridge.”
Chelsea could leapfrog Manchester United with all three points after the Red Devils suffered a horrible defeat at the hands of Wolves.