Chelsea host Brighton in an intriguing festive recreation within the Premier League.
The Blues are nonetheless clinging on within the title race behind Manchester Metropolis on the prime after a significant win at Villa Park because of Romelu Lukaku’s second-half influence.
However the Seagulls might be focusing on a consequence at Stamford Bridge right here after their very own win on Boxing Day.
Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay scored towards Brentford to ship Graham Potter’s aspect as much as ninth within the desk.
Right here’s all you could know forward of Chelsea vs Brighton.
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When is it?
The match will kick-off at 19:30 GMT on Wednesday 29 December at Stamford Bridge.
How can I watch?
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Ben Chilwell might be out for the season after choosing knee surgical procedure, whereas Thiago Silva and N’Golo are as a result of miss the sport after accidents on Boxing Day.
Reece James ought to push by means of his knock picked up in the direction of the tip of the sport at Villa Park, whereas Ruben Loftus-Cheek may return.
Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, each out with Covid final weekend, stay doubts. Mateo Kovacic and Romelu Lukaku look to be approaching full health after accidents.
Leandro Trossard is a doubt with a hamstring damage after exiting the sport at half-time towards Brentford. Jeremy Sarmiento, Lewis Dunk and Steven Alzate will miss out right here, whereas Joel Veltman is a doubt, however there’s a enhance within the return of Yves Bissouma getting back from suspension.
Chelsea XI: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Ziyech, Mount; Lukaku
Brighton XI: Sanchez; Lamptey, Webster, Burn, Cucurella; Bissouma, Lallana, Mwepu; Mac Allister; Welbeck, Maupay
The Blues enter the sport assured after an enormous win at Villa and it’s crucial to take all three factors forward of Liverpool on Sunday. Romelu Lukaku seems to be again in kind, so we’ll lean in the direction of a house win, 2-1.