Chelsea vs Brighton Team News: Kovacic, Silva, Christensen, Connolly, Tau

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European Super League club Chelsea FC (sorry, you knew we had to open with that today) resume their 20/21 Premier League campaign on Tuesday night when they host Brighton & Hove Albion. And with the advent of the Super League, perhaps Brighton will become a regular in the Champions League moving forward.

Can’t wait until 2027, when the Seagulls beat Real Sociedad in the UCL final. But that’s enough jokes about today’s biggest news (can’t agree any more strongly with everything that Gary Neville has said about it), as we have a PL fixture to preview.

Chelsea FC vs Brighton & Hove Albion FYIs

Kickoff: Tues April 20, 8pm, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction: go here

Odds: Chelsea (-182), Brighton (+500),  Draw (+290)

PL Position, Form Guide:  Chelsea 5th, 54 pts   Brighton 16th, DLWWL

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Team News for Both Sides

Brighton come into this one with some distance from the relegation zone, but they haven’t clinched safety yet. They’ll be motivated for sure, as will Chelsea, who will move back into the top four with a draw or better.

Thomas Tuchel will be dealing with three injury doubts here: midfielder Mateo Kovacic (thigh), central defender Thiago Silva (back) and fellow centreback Andreas Christensen (hamstring).

As for Brighton, they also have a trio of players that face late fitness tests: Aaron Connolly (back), Florin Andone (knee) and Percy Tau (match fitness issues). Tariq Lamptey (thigh) and Solly March (knee) are set to miss out.

Prediction: Chelsea 2, Brighton 1

Massive workload for Chelsea as they’re still alive in two cup competitions while also fighting for top four in the league. They have a big money, massively deep squad though to stick it out and get the W.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB Nation. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Kwaghngee Jacob says

    Chelsea all the way

  2. Opiyo joel says

    Chelsea z always perfect and i believe dey will suprise fans dis season

  3. Tyowanan Emmanuel says

    Up Chelsea!

  4. Anonymous says

    I love Chelsea

  5. CHELSEA IS THE BEST

  6. Chelsea 3 brighton0

  7. Blues till rip
    Chelsea all the way

  8. Now i put my heart on the blue.

  9. sagir usman says

    am always proud wit u guys keep it up. blues all d way.

  10. Peter Ashong says

    Chelsea the team of the moment will shock those against fans…2012 we are the champions…and the turn over is 2021 we are going to be champions again…cost the sky is Blue all the way to the day…

  11. Anonymous says

    Che 2 0 Brighton

  12. Anonymous says

    chelsea 3 brighton 0.chelsea will surprize de word.this yr is our yr.

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