Chelsea at Brighton live score, updates, highlights from the Premier League

After a humiliation by league leaders Man City, Chelsea are now tasked with overcoming the disappointing defeat and continuing to push to secure a top four Premier League position.

The next test is a reshuffled game against Brighton & Hove Albion, a club in fine form against both Chelsea and the rest of the Premier League. The Seagulls are unbeaten in their last four, including a 1-1 draw against Chelsea dating back to the bank holiday period. Including that result, the Seagulls have snatched a point from each of the last two games against Chelsea, leaving the Blues on high alert.

Both teams have a brief turnaround for the midweek game, but it will be Chelsea who defuse the sizzling attack that has stumbled in the big games this season. The Blues were victorious in just one of their last five league games, a worrying comeback for a club that seemed to have secured a place in the Champions League and were looking for a title defense challenger from Man City.

Brighton, by contrast, could not only make a statement with a third successive result against Chelsea, but could also signal their intention to move towards Europa League or Conference League places. Sitting four points behind seventh-placed Man United, the Seagulls could become a player for those places with points at home on Tuesday.

Sporting News will follow the match live and provide score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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It has been a day of goals in minute 4 for the underdogs. What does Brighton have?

Thomas Tuchel said he is trying to be careful with Mateo Kovacic’s minutes, having played three successive Premier League games after returning from a groin injury.

Timo Werner made headlines in the run-up to today’s match after saying he acknowledges his poor form and is unsure why Chelsea fans are rooting for him after the difficulties he has faced. It is some honesty from the German who is on the bench to start today’s match.

The lineups are ready. Thomas Tuchel makes three changes, including the American Christian Pulisic, who falls to the bench in favor of Mason Mount.

Graham Potter brings forward Danny Welbeck, who was the hero from the bench at Stamford Bridge in late December when these two teams drew 1-1. Today, Welbeck gets off to a surprise start as both Neil Maupay and Leandro Trossard go to the bench, which is a big call for the Seagulls frontman.

Brighton are without defender Lewis Dunk, who has returned to training but is not yet ready to play. The club captain, who has been out since early December with a knee injury, has developed a formidable central defensive partnership with former Fulham centre-back Dan Burn in recent years. He was central in a clean sheet against Chelsea last season at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea attackers Timo Werner and Mason Mount will be looking to return to the starting line-up after coming off the bench against Man City. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was criticized for benching critical players like Mount and Jorginho for that important game.

Brighton v Chelsea line-ups

The Seagulls have a number of injury problems plaguing them ahead of a big task against Chelsea. he remains out with a knee injury, which is a huge mistake at the heart of Brighton’s defence. Also ruled out is the duo of and , both struggling with thigh injuries. is on duty at AFCON.

he is also missing after taking a hit last time, failing his last fitness test. Also missing who has an ankle problem. Fortunately for Brighton, he is back in the starting lineup after making an appearance off the bench last time out.

With Lallana unable to show he is fit, head coach Graham Potter brings the Colombian international back for his fifth Premier League appearance of the season, leaving the 20-year-old on the bench awaiting his first start.

Sanchez (GK) – Veltman, Webster, Burn, Lamptey – Gross, Alzate, Cucurella, Moder, Mac Allister – Welbeck

Scherpen (GK), McGill, Maupay, Trossard, March, Caciedo, Roberts, Leonard, Ferguson.

Chelsea don’t have the usual trio of him, and all have missed time due to injury and will probably be out for some time to come. The goalkeeper is on duty at AFCON 2022 and is questionable as he looks to return from a bout with COVID-19.

Otherwise, the team is fit, and the biggest question for Thomas Tuchel is how to boost Chelsea’s attack. The Blues were eliminated by Man City in last weekend’s top-of-the-table clash, and have scored more than two goals in a Premier League game just twice since the beginning of February.

Tuchel shakes things up in attack, but not as much as expected. he returns to the side after disappointingly falling to the bench against Man City. The German duo still remains on the bench and remains the same in the lineup. he enters the eleven, probably as a full-back and receding into the heart of the defense. That leaves on the bench too, with the American falling among the substitutes.

Kepa (GK) – Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger – Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Hudson-Odoi – Mount, Ziyech – Lukaku.

Bettinelli (GK), Hall, Sarr, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Havertz, Pulisic, Werner.

  • Date: Tuesday, January 18
  • Hour: 2:45 p.m. ET
  • Television channel: USA Network
  • Transmission: fuboTV (free trial for new users) , NBCSports.com (authenticated users)

Tuesday’s Premier League match between Chelsea and Brighton from the AMEX will be broadcast live on USA Network, which may be broadcast on fuboTV , available for new users on a free trial .

The game will also air on NBCSports.com for those with a concurrent cable, satellite or telco subscription.

Chelsea-Brighton Betting Lines, Picks and Prediction

: Chelsea win and under 2.5 goals (+260)

: Brighton 0-2 Chelsea

  • money line : Brighton +390 / Draw +270 / Chelsea -130
  • spread : Chelsea -0.5 (-130) / Brighton +0.5 (+115)
  • O/U 2.5 total goals : More than +105 / Less than -125
  • Both teams to score : Yes -110 / No -115