Brighton vs Chelsea LIVE: Premier League result and final score tonight after Adam Webster goal earns point

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Follow live reaction after Chelsea dropped points for the fourth Premier League match in a row as they were held to a 1-1 draw by an impressive Brighton side at the Amex Stadium. Adam Webster’s bullet header from a corner pulled Brighton level on 59 minutes after Hakim Ziyech had given Chelsea the lead against the run of play midway through the first half.

The result means Chelsea are still yet to win a Premier League match in 2022 and it leaves them 12 points behind leaders Manchester City, who beat them 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, while having played a game more. Thomas Tuchel’s side are also a point behind Liverpool having played two games more than the second-placed side.

Chelsea were often second-best to Brighton and struggled to create many chances against Graham Potter’s side. Ziyech’s opener was a deflected strike from distance and Romelu Lukaku had another quiet game before being substituted on 79 minutes. Follow live reaction from Brighton vs Chelsea below:

Brighton vs Chelsea

  • 28 mins: Ziyech strikes from range against the run of play

  • 59 mins: Webster scores thundering header to equalise

  • 79 mins: Lukaku substituted in triple Chelsea change

  • FT: Impressive Brighton hold Chelsea to 1-1 draw

Chelsea’s title hopes suffer blow as battling Brighton hit back to claim point

Tuesday 18 January 2022 22:19 , Michael Jones

Chelsea FC’s unconvincing form continued as their winless run stretched to four Premier League games following an entertaining 1-1 draw at Brighton and Hove Albion.

Hakim Ziyech fired the European champions into a first-half lead at the Amex Stadium with a low strike against the run of play.

But the third-placed Blues were second best for much of the evening and could have few complaints about stand-in Seagulls skipper Adam Webster levelling with a thumping 60th-minute header.

Chelsea’s title hopes suffer blow as battling Brighton hit back to claim point

Brighton 1 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 22:16 , Michael Jones

Brighton have drawn 11 of their last 16 matches.

Reaction from Adam Webster

Tuesday 18 January 2022 22:08 , Michael Jones

Brighton’s goalscorer, Adam Webster, spoke to BT Sport after the game and touched on the character within the squad. He said:

I think for the whole game we were the better team. They had a spell at the end but other than that we were the dominant team and on another day hopefully get three points.

“In the first half we were by far the better team. It was a goal from nowhere. It was a bit of a low blow for us but we stuck in there. We have always shown character to come back and get something from the game.

“The whole squad... Steven Alzate came in tonight and played out of his skin. He’s not played 90 minutes in a long time and did outstanding. We have quite a few missing through injuries so it shows the strength in depth we have got in the squad and it gives the manager a headache.

“We like the physical battles. Romelu Lukaku is a world-class player. I’d never played against him before so it was a challenge but we showed we could deal with him.

Brighton 1 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 22:02 , Michael Jones

Thomas Tuchel needs to turn things around at Chelsea. They’re dropping too many points and if they aren’t careful they’ll be pulled back into the battle for a top four place. West Ham, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United all have games in hand on the Blues.

Adam Webster rescues a point for Brighton as Seagulls earn draw with Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 22:00 , Michael Jones

Adam Webster’s powerful second half header earned Brighton a more than deserved point against an under par Chelsea. The Blues took the lead through a deflected 20-yard shot from Hakim Ziyech but had little else to celebrate as they were out-worked by the home side.

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Adam Webster rescues a point for Brighton as Seagulls earn draw with Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:59 , Michael Jones

Adam Webster’s powerful second half header earned Brighton a more than deserved point against an under par Chelsea. The Blues took the lead through a deflected 20-yard shot from Hakim Ziyech but had little else to celebrate as they were out-worked by the home side.

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Brighton 1 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:54 , Michael Jones

It was an impressive game that did nothing for the Premier League table. Chelsea remain third and Brighton ninth. Graham Potter will be over the moon with that result. For a good deal of the game Brighton were in control and if they can bring in a clinical goalscorer they’ll be a force to be reckoned with.

Full-time: Brighton 1 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:51 , Michael Jones

90+4 mins: The points are shared at the Amex Stadium! It’s a worthy result, neither team really deserved to lose this one. Brighton were fantastic, they limited Chelsea’s chances in front of goal but weren’t clinical enough themselves.

It’s another draw for Brighton and another game Chelsea go without a win.

Brighton 1 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:49 , Michael Jones

90+2 mins: Maupay shoots from the edge of the ‘D’ but Thiago Silva gets a block in. Both teams are goin for it here and Alonso fouls March on the right wing. This is a chance for Brighton.

MacAllister swings it into the box but Chelsea manage to head it away!

Brighton 1 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:47 , Michael Jones

90 mins: Four minutes of added time to play. Can someone get a winner?

Brighton 1 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:45 , Michael Jones

87 mins: The Seagulls get out and find Trossard on the left side of the box. He tries to weave into some space but loses the ball and allows Chelsea to counter. Werner plays it up to Havertz but Webster is on to him quickly and wins the ball. Great defending from the Brighton goalscorer.

Brighton 1 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:43 , Michael Jones

84 mins: Brighton have just been penned back over the last five to 10 minutes or so. Werner brings the ball into the box from the right and lays it off to Azpilicueta. There’s a scramble in the box and Azpilicueta’s shot is blocked and eventually booted away. Everyone aprat from Maupay is back to defend for Brighton.

Brighton 1 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:38 , Michael Jones

81 mins: Dan Burn comes flying into a tackle on Hakim Ziyech and awards Chelsea a free kick outside the penalty area. Thomas Tuchel makes a triple change and brings on Timo Werner, Mateo Kovacic and Kai Havertz in place of Romelu Lukaku, Hakim Ziyech and Jorginho.

Chelsea take their time over the free kick, Alonso is the man to take it and drills his effort into the wall.

Brighton 1 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:35 , Michael Jones

78 mins: Solly March is brought on by Graham Potter replacing Tariq Lamptey.

Chelsea string together an attack of their own with Rudiger finding Mount who knocks it to the byline for Alonso. The left-back pulls the ball back into the box but Brighton work it clear.

Brighton 1 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:33 , Michael Jones

75 mins: Azpilicueta loses the ball deep in Brighton’s half and their clearance sees Trossard played into space on the left wing. Thiago Silva tries to catch him but Trossard is too quick. He takes the ball into the box and squares a pass by Alonso is covering for Chelsea and boots the ball behind for a corner.

Brighton 1 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:29 , Michael Jones

72 mins: What a run from Adam Webster who shakes off tackles from Mason Mount and Jorginho to get the ball into the box. He cuts it back from the byline but sends it straight into the hands of Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Chance! Rudiger dinks a ball over the top and picks out Lukaku in the box. He brings the ball down and then shoots but Sanchez covers the near post and palms the ball into the side-netting.

Brighton 1 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:27 , Michael Jones

69 mins: Brighton sense that the game is there for the taking. It’s pretty open now. Neal Maupay has two half-chances to score as the Seagulls work the ball into the box from both wings.

Maupay doesn’t quite manage to turn Lamptey’s pass towards goal and then Trossard’s chip into the six-yard box just evades him.

Brighton 1 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:24 , Michael Jones

66 mins: Chance! Chelsea seem to have stepped up a gear, certainly in an attacking sense, as Hudson-Odoi combines with Mount on the left edge of the box. There’s no way into the area though as Brighton hold them in place so the ball is rolled back to Alonso. He drills one from range but smokes it over the crossbar.

Brighton 1 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:22 , Michael Jones

63 mins: The game is very much alive now as Graham Potter brings on his big guns. Neal Maupay and Leandro Trossard replace Danny Welbeck and Pascal Gross.

Chelsea have the next chance to score though. Callum Hudson-Odoi breaks into the box from the left and rolls the ball onto his right foot. He shoots but his effort is blocked and the rebound comes to N’Golo Kante. He fires one at goal from outside the box but drills it high and wide.

GOAL! Brighton 1 - 1 Chelsea (Webster, 60’)⚽️

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:20 , Michael Jones

60 mins: Glorious header! Brighton win a corner that Alexis MacAllister swings into the middle of the box. Adam Webster looks to make a run behind one of the Chelsea defenders before changing direction and squeezing in front. He meets the ball with a solid header and powers it at Kepa Arrizabalaga. There’s too much pace on it for the Chelsea goalkeeper to keep out and Brighton have an equaliser!

Brighton 0 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:17 , Michael Jones

59 mins: An hour player at the Amex Stadium. There’s a relatively sedate tempo to the game unless either team breaks on the counter-attack and then the players burst forward.

Azpilicueta links up with Lukaku and whips a cross in from the right side. The ball drops over Hudson-Odoi but bounces out to Alonso. He shoots and has his effort blocked.

Brighton pass it quickly to Lamptey who flies into the vacant space left by Alonso. The Chelsea left-back sprints after him and hacks Lamptey down in the middle of the pitch picking up a yellow card in the process.

Brighton 0 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:14 , Michael Jones

57 mins: Marcos Alonso and Tariq Lamptey get into a bit of a tussle as Brighton attempt to take a throw in deep in Chelsea’s half and the referee comes over to tell them to quit it. The throw in wins the Seagulls a corner but Chelsea deal with it well.

Brighton 0 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:12 , Michael Jones

54 mins: Lukaku gets the ball and lays it quickly off to Mount who threads a pass in between the Brighton centre-backs as Ziyech runs in behind. He sprints towards the ball but Sanchez is out quickly. The ball rolls into the box and the Brighton goalkeeper wins the race and gets low to smother it. Ziyech looked offside anyway.

Brighton 0 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:09 , Michael Jones

51 mins: Great defending from Thiago Silva. Hudson-Odoi brings the ball down the left side and attempts to play it up the pitch but his pass is intercepted. Brighton send the ball to MacAllister who floats it into the box for Welbeck. He brings it down and heads towards goal but is matched stride of stride by Thiago Silva. He gets to the striker just as he’s about to shoot and shoves him off the ball before passing it out from the back for Chelsea.

Brighton 0 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:05 , Michael Jones

48 mins: A Chelsea corner is headed out as far as Ziyech. He ball bounces up nicely for him and he’s encouraged to shoot from range. He drills another left-footed effort but gets charged down by Gross.

Second half: Brighton 0 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 21:03 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Chelsea have never been behind at half-time in any Premier League game this season.

Chance! Brighton get the match restarted and immediately break Chelsea down. Gross threads the ball in behind the centre-backs and plays in Welbeck. He shoots from the left side of the box but smokes his effort into the side netting!

Brighton 0 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:59 , Michael Jones

Graham Potter will be disappointed that his team are behind but he’ll be happy with the performance that they’ve put in. Take away the score and Brighton have been the better of the two teams.

Chelsea aren’t at their best, they look a little leggy and have hardly given the ball to Romelu Lukaku. If the Seagulls can get the next goal they could go on to win this game.

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Brighton 0 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:52 , Michael Jones

All four of Hakim Ziyech’s Premier League goals for Chelsea have come away from home, netting at Turf Moor, the Etihad Stadium, Vicarage Road and now the Amex Stadium.

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Half-time: Brighton 0 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:48 , Michael Jones

45+1 mins: Chelsea defend a Brighton corner to bring the match into half-time. Brighton’s early pressure hasn’t worked out for them after Hakim Ziyech’s long-ranged effort has given the Blues a one goal lead going into the break.

Chelsea have been far from their best but that has been down to Brighton’s discipline and pressure. If the Seagulls were more clinical in the final third Chelsea would have a game on their hands.

Brighton 0 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:46 , Michael Jones

43 mins: Good pressing from Lamptey sees him block Antonio Rudiger’s forward ball out for a Chelsea throw in deep in their own half.

Chance! The ball is played up to Ziyech who attempts to pass it across to Hudson-Odoi. Brighton intercept the pass but Lukaku gets it back and feeds it into the box for the wingback. Mount makes a run into the middle of the box and wants the ball but Hudson-Odoi shoots and sends it over the crossbar!

Brighton 0 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:41 , Michael Jones

41 mins: Chance! Cucurella sends the ball up to Welbeck who takes it into the box. He drives at Azpilicueta before cutting inside and creating an angle to shoot. He fires a right-footed effort at goal but doesn’t catch it well and hoofs it over the goal.

Brighton 0 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:38 , Michael Jones

38 mins: Gross picks out Moder in the box but he chooses to pass the ball backwards instead of taking a shot. The Seagulls come again with Cucurella played in down the left. He slots a cross towards the far side of the box but Lamptey leaps too early and can’t get a head to the ball.

Brighton 0 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:36 , Michael Jones

35 mins: Chelsea burst forward on a counter-attack with Kante driving them forward. Mount sprints down the inside left but Kante’s pass across it too far out of reach and the ball rolls out for a Brighton throw in.

Brighton 0 - 1 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:33 , Michael Jones

32 mins: Brighton respond by winning a free kick and whipping it into the box. Thiago Silva wins the initial header and Kepa Arrizabalaga comes out to claim the second ball.

GOAL! Brighton 0 - 1 Chelsea (Ziyech, 28’)⚽️

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:29 , Michael Jones

28 mins: Where has this come from?! Chelsea take the lead through Hakim Ziyech’s shot from outside the box. N’Golo Kante takes the ball into the penalty area and cuts it back to Ziyech. He comes inside and sets himself up for a left-footed strike. There’s a deflection off Alexis MacAllister and the ball sneaks past Robert Sanchez’s outstretched hand to finish in the bottom corner! Chelsea lead.

Brighton 0 - 0 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:28 , Michael Jones

27 mins: Chance! Steven Alzate is given the ball in the middle of the pitch and turns it towards the Chelsea goal. He gets a signal from Welbeck and chips it over the Chelsea defence as the striker makes a run into the box. The ball bounces up for him to shoot but he gets it all wrong and misses the ball, letting it roll behind for a goal kick.

Brighton 0 - 0 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:27 , Michael Jones

24 mins: Brighton are the team pushing forward in the opposition’s half. They’re trying to work the ball out wide to Lamptey and Cucurella but Chelsea are compact making it difficult to play through and around.

Welbeck is sent the ball as he comes out wide but Azpilicueta is quickly on top of him and boots the ball out for a throw in.

Brighton 0 - 0 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:24 , Michael Jones

21 mins: Tariq Lamptey intercepts a pass then breaks through the middle, and evades an attempted tackle from Jorginho. He plays it out wide but the Brighton attack comes to nothing.

Chelsea’s patient build-up sees them switch the play over to Alonso on the left wing. He whips a cross into the box but sends the ball straight into the hands of Sanchez.

Brighton 0 - 0 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:21 , Michael Jones

18 mins: Chelsea are starting to see more of the ball. Marcos Alonso injects a bit of pace into the Chelsea attack. He threads it up to Hudson-Odoi who takes the ball to the edge of the box. It’s played inside to Jorginho before coming up to Mount. Hudson-Odoi makes a run into the box and receives the ball but is tackled before he can shoot.

Brighton 0 - 0 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:17 , Michael Jones

15 mins: Chance! Jorginho flicks the ball up to Lukaku who bursts through the inside right channel and takes the ball into the box. He pulls it back to Azpilicueta who shoots and forces Sanchez into a pretty nonchalant save.

Chelsea’s corner gets swung into the box but Veltman is up high to head it away.

Brighton 0 - 0 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:14 , Michael Jones

12 mins: Cucurella’s early pass into the box for Welbeck doesn’t come off and Kepa Arrizabalaga is quickly off his line to scoop up the loose ball.

Brighton have started well, they’re solid in defence and are getting the ball into some good areas in Chelsea’s half. The Blues look a little tired, they haven’t got out of first gear yet.

Brighton 0 - 0 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:10 , Michael Jones

9 mins: Ziyech attempts another left-footed cross into the opposite side of the box but Mason Mount checks his run as Joel Veltman has the cross covered.

Brighton attack down the left wing before playing it inside to Gross. He threads a first time pass into the box to set up Welbeck but the striker can’t bring the ball under control and it runs out of play.

Brighton 0 - 0 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:07 , Michael Jones

6 mins: Callum Hudson-Odoi drives down the right side and carries the ball into Brighton’s final third. He gets some help from an overlapping run by Cesar Azpilicueta. Chelsea’s captain passes it inside to Hakim Ziyech whose cross into the box is poor and gets headed clear by Dan Burn.

Brighton 0 - 0 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:04 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Chance! Tariq Lamptey flicks a cross into the box from the right but Thiago Silva is there to clear the ball. It doesn’t get far as Steven Alzate recovers it for Brighton. He feeds it up to Danny Welbeck who backheels the ball to Jakub Moder on the edge of the box. He sets it onto his left-foot and guides a shot towards the bottom left corner but sends the chance narrowly wide of goal!

Brighton 0 - 0 Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 20:01 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Chelsea kick off the match but a long ball is won by Pascal Gross who sends it over to Marc Cucurella on the left wing. He carries the ball into Chelsea’s half but is forced to retreat and the ball is sent all the way back to Robert Sanchez in goal.

Brighton vs Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 19:58 , Michael Jones

Here come the teams. Cesar Azpilicueta leads out Chelsea. Kepa Arrizabalaga is once again in goal with Edouard Mendy at the Africa Cup of Nations. He’ll want to get a clean sheet under his belt.

Adam Webster captains Brighton. There’s a good atmosphere around the Amex Stadium, the Seagulls are in good form, can they take some points away from Chelsea tonight?

Brighton vs Chelsea: Pre-game thoughts of Graham Potter

Tuesday 18 January 2022 19:55 , Michael Jones

Brighton boss, Graham Potter spoke to BT Sport before kick off to talk about what he expects from tonight’s game. He said:

We’ve slightly changed. As always, it’s a different game. We had a good performance at Stamford Bridge but it doesn’t count for anything tonight.

“Results help because it gives you a bit of confidence and belief. I don’t think too much has changed since last year. It’s amazing what a bit of belief does. We’ve had a few more goals and we believe in what we’re doing.

“We know we have a really tough game tonight. The Premier League is tough so you have to keep going until the end.”

Brighton vs Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 19:51 , Michael Jones

Since Thomas Tuchel took charge of Chelsea, the Blues have only conceded an average of 0.6 goals per game (41 in 65) and have kept a clean sheet in 54% of their outings (35/65); both the best figures of any team across the big five European leagues in this period.

Brighton vs Chelsea: Warm-ups

Tuesday 18 January 2022 19:48 , Michael Jones

With just over 10 minutes to go until kick off, the warm-ups are done at the Amex Stadium. Chelsea will move back into second place if they can beat the Seagulls this evening whilst Brighton can draw level on points with Wolves in eighth place.

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Brighton vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel ‘very confident’ he can see out Chelsea contract running to 2024

Tuesday 18 January 2022 19:45 , Michael Jones

Thomas Tuchel feels “very confident” he can complete his current Chelsea FC contract that runs until 2024.

The German boss is approaching one year at the Stamford Bridge helm, in which time he has led the Blues to the Champions League and European Super Cup titles, and the FA Cup final.

The Blues trail runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City by 13 points after Saturday’s 1-0 loss at the Etihad Stadium however, with expectations of a genuine title challenge dashed after frustrating recent results.

Thomas Tuchel ‘very confident’ he can see out Chelsea contract running to 2024

Brighton vs Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 19:42 , Michael Jones

Chelsea only had seven touches in Manchester City’s penalty area on Saturday, their fewest in a league match for seven years. Romelu Lukaku missed a big chance against the league leaders and will want to rectify that with a goal tonight.

Lukaku is just two shy of 200 career league goals, could he get them both this evening?

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Brighton vs Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 19:39 , Michael Jones

Brighton’s tally of 28 points from 20 matches is their highest at this stage of a top-flight campaign since 1981-82.

But, they have won just two of their 14 Premier League fixtures on a Tuesday, beating Crystal Palace in December 2018 and Manchester City last May.

Brighton vs Chelsea: Romelu Lukaku is right, he is not an easy fit in Chelsea’s system

Tuesday 18 January 2022 19:36 , Michael Jones

It is tempting to wonder what might have been if, at the start of the second half at the Etihad on Saturday, the only shot on target that Chelsea managed all afternoon had been placed around the onrushing Ederson rather than easily within his reach.

Maybe Thomas Tuchel would have taken more positives from the performance, maybe Manchester City would even have lost, maybe there would still have been a sliver of intrigue for us to savour in the final four months of this Premier League title race.

Maybe Romelu Lukaku would have taken the first step on his long road back to something approaching redemption, too.

The narrative almost demanded that, very much against the run of play, he should convert that golden one-on-one opportunity to put his side ahead - not only to repair some of the damage done by last month’s explosive interview to Sky Sports Italia, but also to damage a club that he revealed he had almost joined, who offered him much more money than Chelsea did, by the way.

Romelu Lukaku is right, he is not an easy fit in Chelsea’s system

Brighton vs Chelsea: Werner on Brighton

Tuesday 18 January 2022 19:33 , Michael Jones

Timo Werner says that Brighton play football like a big named club and play ‘without fear’ making tonight’s fixture a tough one for Chelsea. He said:

When you play against a team like Brighton it is very dangerous because they have not the biggest name, but they play football like the big names.

“When they played here and we drew against them, I was sitting in the stands because I was injured, and I was very impressed with how they play football.

“They have a very good style of football, direct up front and also playing without fear. So they are a very good team and you have to be very careful to play against them because they can switch the speed up very quickly.”

Brighton vs Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 19:29 , Michael Jones

Chelsea have dropped points in eight of their last 12 league games, keeping just two clean sheets.

They are winless in three top-flight matches for the first time under Thomas Tuchel and could fail to score in back-to-back away league fixtures for the first time since August 2019.

Brighton vs Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 19:26 , Michael Jones

Brighton are unbeaten in four league matches, earning eight points - as many as they managed in their previous 11 fixtures.

The Seagulls have scored seven league goals after the 80th minute this season. It has been their only goal of the game on every occasion.

Brighton vs Chelsea: Werner says Chelsea can bounce-back from City defeat

Tuesday 18 January 2022 19:21 , Michael Jones

Forward Timo Werner admits that it will be difficult to catch Manchester City in the Premier League but says Chelsea are looking to bounce-back from their 1-0 defeat at the weekend.

The Blues are still involved in every cup competition and Werner says this is enough motivation to keep the players upbeat moving forwards. He said:

We still have the belief that in the Premier League it can change very quickly, but of course we also know how good [Man] City is, especially in the league, and when they have a lead like this they are very hard to beat.,

“We have enough to win this year still, we are in the Champions League, we are in the final of the Carabao Cup, we are still in the FA Cup, we have the Club World Cup coming up. We have a lot of chances to win titles this year so there is no time to let our heads go down because of what happened at the weekend.”

Brighton vs Chelsea: Rescheduled Brighton date is very hard to understand says Tuchel

Tuesday 18 January 2022 19:18 , Michael Jones

Thomas Tuchel has admitted struggling to fathom the rescheduling of Chelsea’s Premier League trip to Brighton

The Blues travel to the Amex Stadium on Tuesday, with the clash shifted from February 8 – when Chelsea will be at the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

But now boss Tuchel has been left wondering why the rearranged Brighton match could not have been staged a day later on Wednesday, January 19th.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel: Rescheduled Brighton date is very hard to understand

Brighton vs Chelsea: Head-to-head

Tuesday 18 January 2022 19:14 , Michael Jones

Brighton are winless in 16 attempts against Chelsea since beating them in the FA Cup in their first meeting in January 1933.

Chelsea’s 13-match unbeaten league run in this fixture is their longest against a particular opponent without ever losing. Three of the last four Premier League encounters have been drawn, including 1-1 at Stamford Bridge on 29th December.

Elsewhere in the Premier League

Tuesday 18 January 2022 19:11 , Michael Jones

Burnley were due to face Watford in another Premier League game tonight but the match at Turf Moor has been postponed because of a high number of players with injuries and Covid-19 in Burnley’s squad.

Sean Dyche’s side had requested postponement on Monday, saying there were only 10 first-team players in training and a Premier League statement offered an apology acknowledging that postponements ‘disappoint clubs and fans.’

This is the second time the fixture has been postponed as it was originally due to be played in December but was called off originally because of an outbreak at Watford.

Brighton vs Chelsea: Team changes

Tuesday 18 January 2022 19:08 , Michael Jones

Graham Potter makes three changes to the Brighton team that drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace last time out. Neal Maupay and Leandro Trossard drop to the bench with Adam Lallana out through injury. Danny Welbeck, Tariq Lamptey and Steven Alzate are the three men to come in.

Thomas Tuchel also makes three changes to the Chelsea team that lost 1-0 to Manchester City at the weekend. Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi are recalled with Jorginho partnering N’Golo Kante in the midfield. Malang Sarr, Christian Pulisic and Mateo Kovacic drop out of the starting XI.

Brighton vs Chelsea: Line-ups

Tuesday 18 January 2022 19:00 , Michael Jones

Brighton XI: Sanchez, Lamptey, Webster, Burn, Veltman, Cucurella, Gross, Moder, MacAllister, Alzate, Welbeck

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Mount, Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi, Lukaku

Brighton vs Chelsea: Everton appoint Ferguson amid Potter and Lampard links

Tuesday 18 January 2022 18:56 , Michael Jones

Everton have announced that Duncan Ferguson has been appointed as caretaker manager for the Club’s upcoming games.

Ferguson will be supported by John Ebbrell and Leighton Baines, along with goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly.

It is the second time Ferguson has taken caretaker charge at the club, having guided the Blues to five points from three league games against Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal in December 2019.

An announcement on a permanent managerial appointment will be made in due course with the Club being linked with ex-Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, Derby manager Wayne Rooney, and Brighton boss Graham Potter.

Brighton vs Chelsea: Recent results

Tuesday 18 January 2022 18:53 , Michael Jones

Brighton are sitting pretty in ninth place in the Premier League and are looking to move level on points with Wolves (8th). Last time out they had 19 shots against Crystal Palace but couldn’t find the target. Conor Gallagher gave the visitors the lead with 20 minutes to play and the Seagulls were rescued by a late own goal from Joachim Andersen to draw 1-1.

Chelsea have only won one of their last six Premier League games, with one defeat and four draws. That run has seen them drop 13 points behind league leaders Manchester City and seemingly out of the title race. Three points tonight will give Thomas Tuchel’s men hope that they can claw back some ground on City but they will need to have an almost perfect run in if they are going to overcome that deficit.

Brighton vs Chelsea: Graham Potter happy at ‘ambitious’ Brighton after links to Everton job

Tuesday 18 January 2022 18:49 , Michael Jones

Brighton boss Graham Potter insists he is very happy at one of the Premier League’s “best-run clubs” amid reports linking him with the vacant Everton job.

The Toffees are searching for a new manager after sacking Rafael Benitez following just one win from 13 top-flight games.

Potter, whose contract runs until the summer of 2025, has impressed since arriving at the Amex Stadium in 2019 and has the Seagulls flying high in ninth place ahead of Tuesday’s visit of Chelsea.

Graham Potter happy at ‘ambitious’ Brighton after links to Everton job

Brighton vs Chelsea: Potter not going anywhere

Tuesday 18 January 2022 18:45 , Michael Jones

Following the sacking of Rafa Benitez from Everton on Sunday rumours have been spreading about the next manager for the Merseyside club.

Former England stars Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney are apparantly both high on the shortlist and there was talk of Brighton manager Graham Potter, possibly switching Premier League clubs.

Potter has done a more than admirable job at Brighton and many feel his next move, when it comes, will be to one of the bigger clubs in the Premier League.

However, before the rumours got out of hand Potter, who has been on the last two shortlists, ruled himself out of the running, saying he believes he is at “one of the best-run football clubs in the Premier League, with a fantastic owner, chairman, CEO, sports director”.

Brighton vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel explains decision to bench Mason Mount against Man City

Tuesday 18 January 2022 18:40 , Michael Jones

It was a little surprising when Thomas Tuchel named Chelsea’s starting XI for their crucial Premier League fixture against Manchester City to see Mason Mount’s name on the bench.

Mount has been in good touch scoring seven goals and making six assists in the league campaign so far and would have wanted to play in such a big game - one that had potentially decisive ramifications for Chelsea’s title race.

Tuchel revealed that the decision to start Mount on the bench was a tactical one and it did not go down well with the midfielder. Tuchel said:

I get them and this is absolutely normal and it’s still within Mason’s character of kindness and being polite and being respectful. So there is no harm in this, but I get the eyes, I get the look, of course,

“He is here to play these kinds of matches, but we were simply opting for runners. We thought we could break the line more often with Hakim [Ziyech] as a left-footer on the left side and going for Christian [Pulisic] on the right side because the arrival of Christian in the box is normally a bit more offensive and he is a bit more of a runner than Mason.

“We expected the spaces more behind the last line, not in front of the back four of City. So that was the decision.’

It will be interesting to see if Mount starts against Brighton tonight. The team news is out in around 20 minutes time.

Brighton vs Chelsea: Tariq Lamptey targeting full return for Brighton against former club Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 18:33 , Michael Jones

Brighton boss Graham Potter is hopeful Tariq Lamptey will be fit to face former club Chelsea after suffering an injury setback ahead of the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.

Seagulls defender Lamptey was a surprise omission from Albion’s starting XI for Friday evening’s clash with the Eagles due to a slight groin issue.

The England Under-21 international managed a lively second-half cameo as a late Joachim Andersen own goal prevented Palace snatching victory courtesy of Conor Gallagher’s seventh strike of the season.

Tariq Lamptey targeting full return for Brighton against former club Chelsea

Brighton vs Chelsea: Injuries and absentees

Tuesday 18 January 2022 18:29 , Michael Jones

Tariq Lamptey may start for Brighton after coming on as a substitute at the weekend following a groin issue but Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy and Adam Lallana will miss out.

Yves Bissouma and Enock Mwepu are also missing from the Brighton squad.

For Chelsea, Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James and Ben Chilwell continue their recoveries from respective injuries while Andreas Christensen misses out with Covid-19.

Brighton vs Chelsea

Tuesday 18 January 2022 14:47 , Jamie Braidwood

Follow live updates as Brighton host Chelsea in the Premier League tonight. Thomas Tuchel’s side are looking to respond to their 1-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday, a result which left the Blues 13 points behind the Premier League leaders in the table and the Chelsea manager conceding that their title hopes are out of their hands.

In any case, Chelsea are without a win in three in the Premier League, a run which started with a 1-1 draw at home to Brighton in late December, with Danny Welbeck’s late header rescuing a point for Graham Potter’s side. Although Chelsea have won three matches in cup competitions since the New Year, it leaves them still looking for their first Premier League win of 2022.

Brighton, meanwhile, have been given a lift following recent wins over Brentford and Everton and Potter’s side sit ninth in the table and on a run of four games unbeaten. Brighton’s form this season has left Potter linked with the vacant position at Everton following the sacking of Rafael Benitez, but the Englishman has insisted he is happy at what he called “one of the best-run football clubs in the Premier League”. Tonight’s fixture is the last Premier League match standing after Watford’s trip to Burnley was postponed.

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