[NEWS] Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Brighton

Chelsea entertain Brighton & Hove Albion in tonight’s Premier
League clash at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues returned to winning ways at the weekend with a superb
1-0 triumph over Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final.

They are just one point behind fourth-placed West Ham United, and
have the chance to leapfrog them with their game in hand against
the Seagulls.

The club could go up to third in the league standings with a
victory, given Leicester City are not in action until Thursday
against West Bromwich Albion.
The Blues have an excellent record against the Seagulls. They have
dropped just two points from seven meetings since the latter’s
promotion in 2017.

Formation: 3-4-2-1

Predicted Line-up:

Kepa Arrizabalaga was handed a rare opportunity in goal in the FA
Cup semi-final and he had a solid game. However, the Spaniard is
likely to be replaced by Edouard Mendy, who is the first-choice
goalkeeper for the Premier League and European matches.

In the backline, there could be multiple changes after the hard-
fought victory over the Cityzens. Thomas Tuchel has already hinted
that Thiago Silva could be rested after starting back-to-back

Andreas Christensen, who has returned from a muscle injury, is
likely to get the nod in the back three alongside Cesar Azpilicueta
and Antonio Rudiger. There could be changes in the wing-back
positions as well.

Ben Chilwell has started the last four matches at left wing-back,
and he could be replaced with Marcos Alonso. On the opposite end,
Callum Hudson-Odoi could return to the mix in the place of Reece

In midfield, no changes are likely. Mateo Kovacic is out with a
hamstring concern. Tuchel has been cautious over the fitness of
Kante, but he may have no option but to start him alongside
Jorginho unless he is prepared to field the young Billy Gilmour.

Further forward, Christian Pulisic and Kai Havertz are likely to
accompany Mason Mount in the attack. Timo Werner and Hakim
Ziyech combined for the winning strike against the Cityzens on
However, Pulisic and Havertz were in sublime form before that,

and it was quite a surprise that they were on the bench against
City. The duo could return to the starting XI, with Havertz featuring
in the false number nine role.
How Chelsea could line up against Brighton & Hove Albion

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