Brighton vs Chelsea: How to watch live, stream link, team news
Brighton face red-hot Chelsea at the Amex Stadium as Graham Potter returns to the club he left just a few weeks ago.
LIVE STREAM: BRIGHTON vs. CHELSEA
Roberto De Zerbi, the man who took his position, has failed to win a game in his first five games as Brighton manager. During that time, the Seagulls have faced Tottenham, Liverpool, and Manchester City. Still, they play some great things and just lack the cutting edge to close out chances.
His clear playing style and philosophy has already had a huge impact on this Chelsea squad.
How to watch Brighton vs. Chelsea live, with the live stream link and start time
Kick off: 10am ET, Saturday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com
Important plot points
De Zerbi’s Brighton have picked up where Potter left off, with a few more attack-minded adjustments in their style. Like has yet to result in a win, but it appears that they are on the verge of a massive triumph.
Brighton’s players will want to show Potter that he should have stayed, and some may believe they may be on their way to Chelsea if they perform well. Potter continues to rotate his team well for the Blues, and Azpilicueta, Mount, and Loftus-Cheek are all expected to start at Brighton.
The same may be said of Potter’s Chelsea. They qualified for the UEFA Champions League last 16 with a spirited win away at RB Salzburg in Tuesday, and they have gone nine games undefeated in all competitions since Potter took over.
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In-form players to keep an eye on
Leandro Trossard of Brighton has four goals in his previous five games, including a hat trick against Liverpool, and those are the only four goals Brighton has scored under De Zerbi. The Belgian star is in top form ahead of the World Cup, and his hybrid role on the left wing is causing havoc. Mason Mount has been outstanding for Chelsea in recent weeks, while Kepa Arrizabalaga has been outstanding in goal, keeping Edouard Mendy out.
Brighton team news, injuries, lineup options
Long-term injuries keep Jakub Moder and Kaoru Mitoma out, while Adam Lallana and Joel Veltman are also concerns, with the latter unlikely to play. Tariq Lamptey and Pervis Estupinan might make their debuts.
Chelsea team news, injuries, lineup options
Chelsea are without key players Reece James, Wesley Fofana, and N’Golo Kante, while Kalidou Koulibaly is doubtful due to a knee injury. Potter will almost certainly rotate his players again, and it will be interesting to watch if Pulisic and Sterling are used in the hybrid wing-back roles that the Chelsea manager like. Or will he employ a more traditional 4-2-3-1 formation against his former club?