January 17, 2022 2:55 PM
Alex Sarwar

Brighton vs Chelsea Preview & Prediction

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When is Brighton vs Chelsea taking place? Brighton vs Chelsea will take place on Tuesday 18th January, 2022 at 20:00 (UK)

Where is Brighton vs Chelsea taking place? Brighton vs Chelsea will take place at The American Express Community Stadium in Falmer

Where can I get tickets for Brighton vs Chelsea? Ticket information for Brighton vs Chelsea can be found on each club’s official website

What TV channel is Brighton vs Chelsea on in the UK? Brighton vs Chelsea will be televised live on BT Sport

Where can I stream Brighton vs Chelsea in the UK? BT Sport subscribers can stream Brighton vs Chelsea live via the BT Sport website & app



  • Brighton were indebted to a late own goal which salvaged them a 1-1 draw this past Friday night against fierce rivals Crystal Palace, the point keeping them in ninth-place after 20 league games played.
  • Midfielder Adam Lallana suffered a hamstring injury against the Eagles and is a huge doubt for the visit of Chelsea, whilst midfielders Yves Bissouma (Africa Cup of Nations) and Enock Mwepu (hamstring) remain absent.


  • Chelsea fell 13 points behind Premier League leaders Man City after being beaten 1-0 by the reigning champions last time, the third straight top flight fixture in which they have failed to win.
  • Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that none of his unavailable players are in a position to return for this match, meaning that the likes of Andreas Christensen and Trevor Chalobah will miss out alongside the longer-term absences of Reece James and Ben Chilwell.



PREDICTED XI (4-1-3-2): Sanchez; Veltman, Webster, Burn, Cucurella; Mac Allister; March, Gross, Moder; Maupay, Trossard

UNAVAILABLE: Bissouma (International Duty), Dunk (Injured), Mwepu (Injured), Sarmiento (Injured), Steele (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE: Duffy (Injured), Lallana (Injured)


PREDICTED XI (3-4-2-1): Kepa; Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Sarr; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kante, Alonso; Mount, Hudson-Odoi; Lukaku

UNAVAILABLE: Chalobah (Injured), Chilwell (Injured), Christensen (Isolating), James (Injured), Mendy (International Duty)



Brighton’s penchant for late goals has gone a long way as to why they are so difficult to beat under Graham Potter, having now lost just one of their last eight Premier League fixtures. Chelsea were victims of a Seagulls late show at Stamford Bridge and will need to be at their best if they want to gain three points. Potter’s men will be looking to capitalise on the defensive fragility of the Blues, who have now failed to record a clean sheet in any of their most recent four league matches. This won’t stop Chelsea from looking to take the game to Brighton offensively, with three points crucial for them having been knocked into third-place by Liverpool and with that in mind, an entertaining contest may be in store that sees a number of clear-cut chances at either end of the field. Therefore, the smart play is backing both teams to score as they did in the reverse fixture.


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