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Brighton vs Chelsea confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture tonight

The Independent
The Independent
 2022-01-18

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Chelsea travel to Brighton looking to bounce back after suffering defeat at Man City to likely end their Premier League title hopes.

The Seagulls are in good form, and rallied from a goal down to rivals Crystal Palace to salvage a deserved point .

The Blues will hope to leapfrog Liverpool into second, while Graham Potter’s side will be looking to boost hopes of a place in Europe next season.

This game is being played tonight due to the European champions’ commitment to play in the Club World Cup, shifting from the original 8 February date, a move that Thomas Tuchel is struggling to come to terms with .

Here is everything you need to know:

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will get underway at 8pm GMT at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday 18 January.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, coverage starts at 7:30pm and subscribers can stream the game on the move on mobile devices.

Confirmed line-ups

Brighton: Sanchez; Lamptey, Veltman, Webster, Burn, Cucurella; Gross, Alzate, Moder; Mac Allister, Welbeck

Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, T Silva, Rudiger; Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kante, Alonso; Mount, Lukaku, Ziyech

Odds

Brighton: 4/1

Draw: 5/2

Chelsea: 8/11

Prediction

This looks to be a close encounter which will test the character of the Blues coming off defeat, with Brighton likely to hold their own in possession and in good form themselves, we’ll opt for a 1-1 draw.

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