After humbling themselves with league leaders Man City, Chelsea now have the responsibility to continue their disappointing defeat and continue to push for top spot in the Premier League.
The next test is a remake of the game with Brighton & Hove Albion, a club that is doing well against Chelsea and the Premier League. The Seagulls have not won in the last four, a 1-1 draw against Chelsea since the break. In addition to that, the Seagulls have taken one point in the last two games against Chelsea, leaving the Blues vigilant.
Both teams are on the verge of a change in mid-week games, but Chelsea have to deal with a stumbling block in the major leagues this season. The Blues have managed to win one of their last five league games, in terms of a return to a club that looks to have a chance of winning the Champions League and are looking to compete with Man City to secure the title.
Brighton, on the other hand, could not only talk about the third consecutive result against Chelsea, but also could demonstrate their intention to push for a place in the Europa League or Conference League. With four points behind Man United, who are in seventh place, the Seagulls could become players in points with points at home on Tuesday.
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Brighton vs. Chelsea recent results
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2:30 pm: Thomas Tuchel said he was trying to be careful with Mateo Kovacic’s minutes, having played three consecutive Premier League games after suffering a groin injury.
Tuchel on naming Kovacic as #CFC sub: “We have to be a little more careful. We don’t want to use him too much. He ‘s too much player after injury & maybe we kicked him a little bit in all of those games. Obviously he’s very strong and he’ s happy to play but we have to be careful.” #BHACHE
– Simon Johnson (@SJohnsonSport) January 18, 2022
2:29 pm: Timo Werner made headlines in today’s game after saying he was aware of his flawed form, and did not know why Chelsea fans were supporting him after his ordeal. It is an honest tribute to a German on the bench to start a modern game.
Timo Werner: “Sometimes I don’t know why Chelsea fans are so supportive of me, because as a shooter you want to score as many goals as you can and sometimes I miss.
But I try to give my best in every game, 100% for the team to have fun. ” pic.twitter.com/5bzweBA517
– Football Tweet ⚽ (@Football__Tweet) January 18, 2022
2:05 pm: Lineups are inside. Thomas Tuchel has made three changes, including American Christian Pulisic who comes off the bench in favor of Mason Mount.
Graham Potter brings in former Danny Welbeck off the bench at Stamford Bridge in late December when both sides played 1-1. Today Welbeck starts abruptly, seeing both Neil Maupay and Leandro Trossard both fall off the bench, which is the Seagulls’ head-scratching performance.
1:30 pm: Brighton do not have defender Lewis Dunk, who has returned to training but is not ready to take part at the moment. The club captain, who has been with the club since early December with a knee injury, has formed a rift between the central defense and former Fulham defender Dan Burn a few years ago. He was in the middle of a white sheet against Chelsea last season at Stamford Bridge.
1:00 pm: Chelsea players Timo Werner and Mason Mount are both looking to get back on the starting line after coming off the bench against Man City. Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been criticized for leaving tough players like Mount and Jorginho on the bench for those crucial games.
Brighton vs. Chelsea list
The Seagulls have a number of injury concerns that keep them out of action for long periods against Chelsea. Lewis Dunk he still has a knee injury, which is a major heart attack for Brighton defense. Another ban by the two Jeremy Sarmiento and Enock Mwepu , all suffering from hip injuries. Yves Bissouma is far from the work of AFCON.
Adam Lalana is missing again after his last knock, failing his gym exam late. Also missing Shane Duffy who have an ankle problem. Thanks for Brighton, Tariq Lamptey he is back on the first list after appearing on the final bench.
With Lallana not being able to prove his worth, head coach Graham Potter has brought in Colombian countries Steven Nyamuka on his fifth appearance in the Premier League this season, leaving the 20-year-old Mose Caciedo on the bench waiting for his first start.
First Brighton team (4-5-1): Sanchez (GK) – Veltman, Webster, Burn, Lamptey – Gross, Alzate, Cucurella, Moder, Mac Allister – Welbeck
Brighton Contributors (9): Scherpen (GK), McGill, Maupay, Trossard, March, Caciedo, Roberts, Leonard, Ferguson.
Chelsea do not have three as usual Recece James , Trevoh Chalobah , and Ben Chilwell who all missed time due to injury and will likely be out for some time to move on. Goalkeeper Edward Mendy is on the mission for AFCON 2022, and Andreas Christensen it is doubtful as they appear to be back from COVID-19.
Otherwise, the team is in full swing, and the big question for Thomas Tuchel is how to jump-start the Chelsea attack. The Blues were shut out by Man City in a successful table game last week, having scored more than two goals in Premier League games only twice since the beginning of February.
Tuchel is shaking things up in the attack, but not the way she expected. Mason Mount he is back in action after a disappointing fall from the bench against Man City. Two German Kai Havertz and Timo Werner sit on the bench, like Judge Ziyech they stay in line. Callum Hudson-Odoi comes in eleven, probably on the back and César Azpilicueta back to a sense of security. It goes away Christian Pulisic on the bench as well, with America falling among the successors.
Chelsea First (3-4-2-1): Kepa (GK) – Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger – Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Hudson-Odoi – Mount, Ziyech – Lukaku.
Chelsea Sponsors (9): Bettinelli (GK), Hall, Sarr, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Havertz, Pulisic, Werner.
How to view Chelsea vs. Brighton
- Date: Tuesday, Jan. 18
- Time: 2:45 pm ET
- TV: USA Network
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The game will also be shown on NBCSports.com for those who have cable, satellite or telco.
Chelsea-Brighton betting lines, picks & predictions
Choose : Chelsea win & under 2.5 goals (+260)
Predicting : Brighton 0-2 Chelsea
- Moneyline : Brighton +390 / Draw +270 / Chelsea -130
- Dissemination : Chelsea -0.5 (-130) / Brighton +0.5 (+115)
- O / U 2.5 total goals Over +105 / Low -125
- All teams to score : Yes -110 / No -115