Chelsea vs Brighton confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture tonight

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Alex Pattle
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Timo Werner (right) provided the assist for Hakim Ziyech’s winner against Man City on Saturday (Getty Images)
Timo Werner (right) provided the assist for Hakim Ziyech’s winner against Man City on Saturday (Getty Images)

Chelsea host Brighton and Hove Albion tonight as the west London club look to climb back into the Premier League top four.

Chelsea earned a huge win on Saturday, defeating top-flight leaders Manchester City 1-0 in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

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A draw this evening would take Thomas Tuchel’s team fourth on goal difference, while a victory would see them stand alone in third.

Brighton, meanwhile, drew 0-0 with Everton last time out and sit in 16th, six points off the relegation zone, heading into this fixture. Graham Potter’s players also have a game in hand over some of their rivals – and two in hand over others – in this final stretch of the season.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match. We may earn commission from some of the links in this article, but we never allow this to influence our content.

When is it?

The game will kick off at 8pm GMT at Stamford Bridge.

How can I watch it?

The match will air live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Subscribers can also stream the action live on the broadcaster’s website and the SkyGo app. If you’re not a Sky customer, you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

Confirmed line-ups

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Zouma, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Mount, Alonso, Ziyech, Havertz, Pulisic

Brighton XI: Sanchez, White, Webster, Dunk, Bissouma, Mac Allister, Trossard, Gross, Welbeck, Burn, Veltman

Odds

Chelsea: 4/7

Draw: 3/1

Brighton: 5/1

Prediction

Chelsea should maintain their momentum after Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final victory over Man City, capitalising on West Ham’s slip-up against Newcastle at the weekend. Chelsea 2-0 Brighton.

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