Mauricio Pochettino’s side are under pressure to get back on track after putting in what the Argentine described as the “worst” display of his tenure thus far at Newcastle last weekend.
Bouts of inconsistency have littered his first few months in charge of the Blues and Brighton will offer a stern test.
While they at first struggled to justify European commitments with Premier League duty, the Seagulls remain a very dangerous team and would surely love to show Chelsea up.
Having taken so much from them in recent seasons, a win for the away side at Stamford Bridge would be all the sweeter.
Fans, however, will not be able to watch the game live on TV in the UK. The fixture was initially planned for a Saturday 3pm GMT kick-off but was moved due to Brighton being in the Europa League.
As such, it cannot be shown in the UK due to the 3pm blackout imposed across English football on Saturdays.
Supporters will be able to follow all the action on Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Nizaar Kinsella will be providing expert analysis from the ground.