Brighton vs Chelsea – Team News

Chelsea face Brighton at the Amex Stadium in just under an hour, and the teams are in!

Mauricio Pochettino named an unchanged team for our last game, and we expected him to keep things pretty steady today too. There is just one change to the starting XI.

Malo Gusto plays at right back, replacing Thiago Silva. Trevoh Chalobah in from right back to the centre, just as we predicted.

This seems to set up Silva for a sentimental start at home on the final day, where he can say goodbye to the fans.

The bench, which went from full of teenagers to full of relatively experienced players in the space of just a couple of weeks, looks better than ever. Pochettino has been careful not to disturb the formula that has won his team a series of games on the spin, but he does now have options off the bench too.

Ben Chilwell has joined Reece James, Christopher Nkunku, Levi Colwill, Silva and Raheem Sterling among the big names ready to enter the fray should they be needed.

This group has really found their groove in our recent run of good results, and we’re excited to see if the chemistry develops further. The Marc Cucurella inverting idea seemed to be found out a little bit by Nottingham Forest at the weekend, so we’re curious to see if he continues in that role tonight.

Chilwell’s return to the bench may mean some late minutes for him – but we wouldn’t expect many as he hasn’t played a huge amount this season. We’re almost certain to see a solid chunk of second half minutes for James however, as he and Gusto get used to their time sharing operation.

Here are the full team line-ups for Brighton vs Chelsea (kick off at 19:45 GMT)



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