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Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea, Premier League: live blog; strong points

Chelsea and Brighton drew 1-1 at the Bridge a few weeks ago, with the visitors equalizing in the 90th minute. We will be looking for a much better result today, especially after only 4 wins out of our last 12 in the league.

This match was brought forward several weeks due to our participation in the Club World Cup. While winning is one of the main goals we have left to achieve now this season, we cannot neglect the league lest we start risking our top four finish.

Tuchel opted to give Lukaku and Ziyech another chance, while Hudson-Odoi gets the nod as an attacking right-back. UPDATE: CHO up front in fact, in a 4-2-2-2!

Here we are!

Brighton & Hove Albion starting line-up (3-4-3):
sanchez | Burn, Webster, Veltman | Cucurella, Alzate, Gross, Lamptey | MacAllister, Welbeck, Moder

Subs for: Scherpen, McGill, Maupay, Trossard, March, Caicedo, Roberts, Leonard, Ferguson

Chelsea starting line-up (4-2-2-2):
Arrizabalaga | Alonso, Rüdiger, Silva, Azpilicuta (c) | Jorginho, Kante | Mount, Ziyech | Hudson-Odoi, Lukaku

Subs for: Bettinelli, Hall, Sarr, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Havertz, Pulisic, Werner

Date hour : Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 8:00 p.m. GMT; 3 p.m. EST; 1h30 IST
Place: AmEx Stadium, Brighton, UK
Arbitrator: Kevin Friend (in the field); André Marriner (VAR)

On TV: BT Sport 1 (UK); United States, Universo (United States); Star Sports Select HD1 (India); Super Sport Premier League; Canal+ Sport 3 (somewhere else)
Smoking: BT Sport Live (UK); NBC Sports Live, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo (USA); Hot Star (India); DStv now (NGA)

Be great to each other and celebrate, guys!