They returned to winning ways over Aston Villa after disappointing Chelsea vs Brighton live draws against Wolves and Everton — a game in which Romelu Lukaku returned to form and fitness with a crucial goal.
Brighton are currently enjoying an impressive season in the Premier League, sitting 11th, and will re-enter the top 10 with any points at Stamford Bridge.
They won their first game since September by beating Brentford 2-0 on Boxing Day, having been among the Premier League’s draw specialists this season — only Southampton have drawn more games than Brighton’s eight.
However, Brighton have not beaten Chelsea since 1933 — the first-ever meeting between the two sides. To give them some hope, Graham Potter’s side did manage to draw the corresponding fixture at Stamford Bridge last season 0-0.
Chelsea were dealt a blow on Boxing Day after N’Golo Kante suffered another knee injury, while Thiago Silva is also a doubt after coming off due to a hamstring issue. However, Kante did train on Tuesday.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek could return, but it was confirmed on Tuesday that Ben Chilwell would require surgery on the ACL injury he suffered against Juventus in November.
Captain Lewis Dunk is still out.
In the UK, the game will be broadcast on Amazon Prime Video.
NBC/NBCSN have the rights in the United States.
Kick-off is at 19.30 in the UK — that’s 14.30 (ET) in the United States.
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