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Chelsea vs Brighton: Premier League prediction, TV, live streaming

Chelsea host Brighton on Boxing Day looking to bounce back from their goalless draw with Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

The champions are now 16 points behind leaders Manchester City at the halfway stage.

However, Antonio Conte and Co head into Tuesday afternoon's clash in good form having won eight of their last 11 league games.

Chelsea vs Brighton: Premier League prediction, TV, live streaming, start time, team news, line-ups

With the defence of their Premier League title all but finished, Chelsea must now get back to winning ways in the race for a top-four finish.

Everton frustrated Antonio Conte & Co. on Saturday and now Brighton are the opponents fresh from the Seagulls earning their first win in eight games.

Win, lose or draw, Chelsea can not move from third place in the standings but further dropped points will hand the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal a chance to overtake in the New Year.

Scroll down for NEW GERSY's comprehensive preview...

Start time
Chelsea host Brighton at Stamford Bridge with kick-off scheduled for 3pm on Tuesday, December 26.

TV and online coverage
The match will be not be televised live on TV in the UK. You can follow all the build-up and action from 2pm with Standard Sport’s London Football live blog.

Team news

Chelsea will welcome Alvaro Morata back to their squad for the visit of Brighton.

The Spaniard, the Blues' top scorer in the Premier League with nine goals, served a one-game ban against Everton having accrued five yellow cards and he will be expected to slot straight back into the team.

Cesc Fabregas and Davide Zappacosta could feature if Antonio Conte opts to make changes but David Luiz (knee) and Charly Musonda (groin) are still absent.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Hazard, Morata, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Kenedy, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Clarke-Salter, Sterling, Eduardo, Ampadu, Hudson-Odoi

Brighton will welcome back defender Shane Duffy from suspension for their Premier League trip to champions Chelsea.

The Republic of Ireland international has completed a one-game ban after collecting five yellow cards and could return in place of Connor Goldson, who deputised for him during Saturday's victory over Watford.

On-loan forward Izzy Brown will be unavailable to feature against his parent club, while midfielder Steve Sidwell (back) remains out.

Provisional squad: Ryan, Krul, Bong, Bruno, Hunemeier, Dunk, Rosenior, Goldson, Schelotto, Suttner, Kayal, Propper, Knockaert, Stephens, March, Izquierdo, Gross, Murray, Hemed, Baldock.

Predicted line-ups
Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Zappacosta, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Hazard; Morata

Brighton starting XI: Ryan; Bruno, Goldson, Dunk, Suttner; Knockhaert, Stephens, Propper, March; Gross; Hemed

More Details:

Chelsea VS Brighton
Stamford Bridge
3pm on Tuesday
26 Dec. 2017
Premier League

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