Predicted Chelsea line-up to face Brighton in the Premier League
Chelsea will be hoping to keep their positive momentum going in the league after they defeated champions Manchester City last week. The Blues are now up against Brighton at the Amex stadium this Sunday in an important game for both teams.
Maurizio Sarri’s men were fantastic against the Cityzens last week and blew the title race open, especially for Liverpool. On the other hand, the Seagulls are having a good season and their home form has been terrific. Hence, it won’t be easy for the Blues to get a result.
Alvaro Morata and Gary Cahill are ruled out for this game, while Mateo Kovacic has a thigh knock and will be assessed before the game.
Probable Chelsea XI
Manager: Maurizio Sarri
The Spaniard has done well so far, apart from one or two glitches. Chelsea fans would be hoping he remains solid at the back.
Cesar Azpilicueta (RB)
He was superb against Leroy Sane last week. He has recently signed a new contract, which is good for both parties.
Antonio Rudiger (CB)
The German has been immense at the back for the Blues. Sarri would be hoping for more of the same.
David Luiz (CB)
After a no-show against Spurs, Luiz was fantastic against City, showing why he is still a world-class centre-back.
Marcos Alonso (LB)
The Spaniard’s runs in the attacking third will be key to how the Blues break Brighton this Sunday.
The Italian’s place in the midfield is all but confirmed given how Sarri’s Chelsea are set up. His passing will be vital this weekend.
N’Golo Kante (RCM)
The Frenchman’s runs and energy in the midfield have been of the highest order. Sarri would be hoping the World Cup winner continues to do well in a slightly advanced midfield role.
Ross Barkley (LCM)
With Kovacic nursing a knock, we might see Barkley start this weekend.
Eden Hazard (LW)
He played as a false nine against City, however, expect him to switch back to left wing against Brighton.
Olivier Giroud (ST)
The Frenchman might get a chance with Morata out injured. He needs to score goals now in order to stake his claim.
The Spaniard started on the right wing against City and did well. Expect him to start in the same position this Sunday against the Seagulls.