Chelsea Predicted Line Up And Team News vs Brighton

Chelsea Predicted Line Up

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is expected to shuffle his pack for the Blues' upcoming Premier League clash with Brighton on Wednesday (7.45pm) as they look to stay in contention for a top-four finish and secure Champions League football next season.

The Blues picked up a crucial 2-1 win away at Cardiff on Sunday, with late goals from Cesar Azpilicueta and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

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Sarri may look to freshen up his squad after such a limp performance, so some star players are in danger of dropping to the bench.

Gonzalo Higuain is the player most obviously at risk and will be replaced by Olivier Giroud.

The Frenchman should be supported by Eden Hazard.

Pedro was poor against Cardiff City and could miss out in favour of Callum Hudson-Odoi.

In midfield, Loftus-Cheek will hope to earn a rare start instead of Mateo Kovacic following his last-gasp winner against Cardiff.

The England international is expected to be preferred to Ross Barkley while N'Golo Kante should come back into the starting XI.

Emerson Palmieri is likely to replace the underperforming Marcos Alonso and Andreas Christensen could come into central defence for David Luiz or Antonio Rudiger.

Chelsea currently sit sixth in the Premier League, a point behind Manchester United and Tottenham while the Blues are 19 points behind table-toppers Liverpool.

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Chelsea predicted line-up vs Brighton & Hove Albion:
(4-3-3): Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Luiz, Palmieri; Jorginho, Kante, Loftus-Cheek; Hudson-Odoi, Hazard, Giroud

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