Brighton & Hove Albion host Chelsea in this evening’s Premier League clash.
In-form Brighton sit in ninth, 15 points below third-placed Chelsea. Graham Potter’s side have two games in hand over Thomas Tuchel’s side and could reduce the gap to single figures if they continue their excellent run.
Brighton are still looking to keep up with the pack chasing European football, and lie only four points outside the top seven. Chelsea are on the heels of Liverpool, who sit two points above them with a game in hand, as well as top-of-the-table Manchester City, 13 points clear.
Brighton vs Chelsea team news
Brighton are still without captain Lewis Dunk, who is close to a return. Yves Bissouma is unavailable while he continues to represent Mali at the Africa Cup of Nations. Enock Mwepu is ruled out with a hamstring injury.
Shane Duffy and Adam Lallana are also major doubts for the game as they continue to return to full fitness after an ankle and hamstring injury respectively. Tariq Lamptey is back to full fitness and available to take on his former club.
For Chelsea, Andreas Christensen is ruled out due to COVID-19 isolation. Tuchel’s defensive line options are severely limited as Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James and Ben Chilwell are all ruled out for various injuries.
Chelsea are also without star goalkeeper Edouard Mendy who is at AFCON with Senegal.
Brighton vs Chelsea TV channel
Brighton vs Chelsea will be shown on BT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom.
In the US, it will be broadcast on USA Network.