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Chelsea vs Brighton: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

15:30 GMT 29/12/2021
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The Blues will be aiming to improve their recent record at Stamford Bridge where they have won just one of their last four Premier League games
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Chelsea welcome Brighton to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening in the Premier League as Thomas Tuchel's side look for another win over the festive period.

The Blues were victorious on Boxing Day, claiming a 3-1 success at Aston Villa and face a Brighton team that enjoyed a 2-0 win at home to Brentford. The Seagulls have never beaten Chelsea in the Premier League although they did hold them to a goalless draw on their last visit to west London.

Ahead of the game, GOAL brings you everything you need to know, including how to watch, team news, odds and more.

Game

Chelsea vs Brighton

Date

28/12/21

Kick-off time

7.30pm GMT

Chelsea vs Brighton: TV channel, live stream & how to watch

Chelsea vs Brighton is not being shown live on TV in the United Kingdom (UK) but the game can be streamed live online using Amazon Prime Video.

UK TV channel

UK online stream

N/A

Amazon Prime Video

Chelsea team news & squad

Position

Players

Goalkeepers

Mendy, Kepa, Bettinelli

Defenders

Rudiger, Alonso, Christensen, James, Azpilicueta, Sarr

Midfielders

Jorginho, Kovacic, Pulisic, Saul, Mount, Ziyech, Chalobah

Forwards

Lukaku, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz

Thiago Silva and N'Golo Kante are both missing through injury while Ben Chilwell is out with coronavirus. Kai Havertz is nearing a return having also been out since testing positive although he is unlikely to be able to feature from the start even if he makes the matchday squad.

Predicted Chelsea starting XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Saul, Mount, Lukaku, Hudson-Odoi

Brighton team news & squad

Position

Players

Goalkeepers

Sanchez, Scherpen

Defenders

Lamptey, Cucurella, Webster, Burn, Roberts, Furlong, Turns

Midfielders

Mac Allister, Gross, Lallana, Mwepu, Moder, March, Richards,

Forwards

Connolly, Maupay, Trossard, Alzate, Welbeck

Midfielder Yves Bissouma is suspended following his fifth yellow card of the season while striker Leandro Trossard faces a late fitness test after a hamstring problem.

Predicted Brighton starting XI: Sanchez, Lamptey, Webster, Burn, Cucurella, Moder, Lallana, Mwepu, Mac Allister, Welbeck, Maupay

Betting odds & tips

Chelsea are odds-on favourites to beat Brighton at 2/5 with bet365. At 13/2 to win, Brighton are considered serious underdogs.

Romelu Lukaku is priced at 13/5 to be first goalscorer, while Mason Mount can be backed at 4/1.

Brighton's last seven matches have seen under 2.5 goals and a repeat can be backed at 10/11.

Recent results & form

Chelsea last five results

Brighton last five results

Aston Villa 1-3 Chelsea (26/12/21)

Brighton 2-0 Brentford (26/12/21)

Brentford 0-2 (22/12/21)

Brighton 0-1 Wolves (15/12/21)

Wolves 0-0 Chelsea (19/12/21)

Southampton 1-1 Brighton (5/12/21)

Chelsea 1-1 Everton (16/12/21)

West Ham 1-1 Brighton (1/12/21)

Chelsea 3-2 Leeds (11/12/21)

Brighton 0-0 Leeds (27/11/21)

This will be Chelsea's ninth match in December while Brighton have only played four games this month. It remains to be seen whether fatigue will play a part in the Blues' performance and the absences of Thiago Silva and N'Golo Kante could be keenly felt. Brighton for their part have only lost once on the road this season yet have not won away since October.

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