Brighton & Hove Albion will look for a bounce back from their weekend defeat to Southampton when they travel to Chelsea this evening.
The Seagulls had won back-to-back Premier League games before losing 1-0 at home to the Saints.
They remain five points clear of the relegation zone after Cardiff lost 2-1 at home to Chelsea on Sunday.
Chelsea supporters were unhappy with manager Maurizio Sarri during the match but late goals from Cesar Azpilicueta and Ruben Loftus-Cheek took them to victory.
N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard are likely to come back into the starting line-up.
Callum Hudson-Odoi will hope to make his first Premier League start after making his full England debut last week.
The back four is likely to be Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz and Emerson as Marcos Alonso has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.
Gonzalo Higuain is set to lead the line, with Olivier Giroud on the bench.
Chelsea V Brighton Pre Match Insights
- Chelsea have won all seven of their league games against Brighton – only Wimbledon against Bournemouth (8/8) have a better 100% win record against an opponent in English Football League history.
- Brighton have lost all four of their away games against Chelsea in all competitions, failing to score each time.
- Chelsea have won their last nine games in all competitions against Brighton, last winning 10 in a row against an opponent vs Bolton between 2008-2014.
- Chelsea have lost just one Premier League home game so far this season (vs Leicester in December), and have kept six clean sheets in their last nine at Stamford Bridge.
- Brighton won their last away Premier League game (2-1 vs Crystal Palace), but haven’t won consecutive league games on the road since November 2017.
Chelsea V Brighton Line-Ups
Chelsea (4-3-3) Line-Up
Brighton (4-3-3) Line-Up
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