Brighton v Chelsea live stream, Tuesday 18 January, 8pm GMT
Chelsea will be looking to return to winning ways when they take on Brighton on Tuesday night.
Thomas Tuchel’s side suffered a 1-0 defeat by Manchester City at the weekend. Their title chances were hanging by a thread even before that encounter, but leaving the Etihad Stadium empty-handed means the Blues are now definitely out of the race for the championship.
City have been incredibly consistent in recent months, and neither Chelsea nor Liverpool has been able to keep pace with them. Tuchel’s men are now 13 points adrift of the table-topping champions, having won only one of their last six matches in the Premier League. If Chelsea are not careful, they could yet get dragged into the top-four race.
Brighton were held to a 1-1 draw by their arch-rivals Crystal Palace on Friday night. The Seagulls were the better team at the Amex Stadium, but it was Palace who took the lead through Conor Gallagher. Brighton battled back and got back on level terms late on, but on the balance of play they probably should have collected maximum points.
Graham Potter’s side are currently ninth in the table. They are only five points adrift of sixth spot at present, although they have played more matches than most of the teams above them.
Chelsea will have to make do without Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah, Ben Chilwell, Edouard Mendy and Andreas Christensen. Mason Mount is likely to return to the starting XI after beginning the game against City on the bench, while Kai Havertz will also hope to be involved from the first whistle.
Brighton will be unable to call upon the services of Enock Mwepu, Jeremy Sarmiento, Yves Bissouma and Lewis Dunk. Shane Duffy and Adam Lallana have been carrying knocks but both players could be fit enough to make the matchday squad.
Kick-off is at 8pm GMT on Tuesday 18 January, and UK viewers can watch live on BT Sport 1 . See below for international broadcast options.
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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).
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