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Chelsea team news and predicted XI vs Brighton

The Blues come into the weekend on the back of a disappointing night in Madrid against a motivated Brighton who will be out to bag a result in the aftermath of last weekend’s VAR horror show at Tottenham

Chelsea Team News

  • Out: Kalidou Koulibaly, Armando Broja
  • Doubt: Carney Chukwuemeka

Four matches, three managers, zero goals; Chelsea’s current reality is a nightmare in the making as the Premier League giants continue to struggle under the new management umbrella headed up by Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, with the Blues coming off of a 2-0 loss against Real Madrid last night in the Champions League and another performance that was lackluster when compared to the club’s spending since the summer.

Though they have done well to reach the quarterfinals of the competition amidst the chaos on the home front, their domestic situation is in desperate need of rapid improvement starting this weekend against a very credible Brighton side who, at the time of writing, have a better chance of securing European football next term than Chelsea, who sit eight points off the top six while failing to win in their last four league outings.

Frank Lampard may also likely host the Seagulls without Kalidou Koulibaly after the Senegalese star came off injured in Madrid, joining Armando Broja on the treatment table. But when it comes to guaranteed absences, the iconic former midfielder has limited headaches, and just young midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka as the only other possible absentee. Other than that, Chelsea has their wealth of talent at Lampard’s disposal against a Brighton side out for justice in the wake of another VAR mishap last weekend against Tottenham.

Predicted Chelsea XI

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Andrew Thompson

US-based Football writer. German football guru with a wealth of experience in youth development and analysis. Data aficionado. Happily championing the notion that Americans have a knowledgeable voice in the beautiful game.

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