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Chelsea vs Brighton: Match Preview, Team News & Lineups



Chelsea vs Brighton: Match Preview, Team News & Lineups

Chelsea go in search of a much-needed lift as they host Brighton at Stamford Bridge this afternoon. It’s been two defeats and no goals scored since Frank Lampard took charge on an interim basis, with the Blues legend unable to inspire an immediate bounce at the club.



The Premier League campaign is already a write-off for Chelsea, so the focus is likely to be on the Champions League second-leg clash with Real Madrid in midweek. The Blues have a two-goal deficit to overturn in that match, so the likes of N’Golo Kane and Thiago Silva could be rested here with Real in mind.

Brighton suffered a frustrating afternoon in London last week when losing to Tottenham, but will be looking to put that right here. The Seagulls sit seventh in the table after a brilliant campaign to date, and European football next season is very much on the cards. Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below, featuring expert analysis from Nizaar Kinsella at the ground.

Chelsea lineup

Brighton lineup


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