Brighton v Chelsea: English Premier League Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 17-01-2022 9:34 pm (4 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 17-01-2022 09:34 PM (4 months ago)

Date: Tuesday 18th January, 2022
Time: 9:00 pm
Stadium  The American Express Community Stadium
Referee     Kevin Friend (England
Goal Scorer:

Team News
Brighton will again be without Lewis Dunk due to a knee problem, with Potter revealing on Monday that the central defender is not yet available for selection.

The Seagulls are also sweating on the fitness of Adam Lallana, who picked up a knock against Palace, while Jeremy Sarmiento and Enock Mwepu are both definitely out through injury.

The home side will also be without Yves Bissouma due to his involvement in the Africa Cup of Nations, so Jakub Moder could again feature in midfield, with Neal Maupay and Leandro Trossard starting as the front two.

Tariq Lamptey was named on the bench against Palace but could now earn a spot in the starting side, while Danny Welbeck and Solly March are also pushing for positions in the XI.
Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Sanchez; Lamptey, Webster, Burn, Cucurella; Gross, Lallana, Moder, Mac Allister; Trossard, Maupay

As for Chelsea, Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Trevor Chalobah remain unavailable for selection through injury, while Andreas Christensen is out after testing positive for coronavirus.

Edouard Mendy, who also recently tested positive for COVID-19, is away at the Africa Cup of Nations, meanwhile, so Kepa Arrizabalaga will once again feature between the sticks.

Head coach Tuchel will make changes from the side that started against Man City, with Mason Mount and Timo Werner potentially joining Romelu Lukaku in the final third of the field.

Kai Havertz and Jorginho are also pushing for spots in the team, but Tuchel is likely to resist the temptation to make wholesale alterations, with Malang Sarr potentially retaining his spot at the back.
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Kepa; Rudiger, T Silva, Sarr; Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Kante, Alonso; Mount, Lukaku, Werner

Prediction: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Chelsea

Posted: at 17-01-2022 09:34 PM (4 months ago) | Hero