Barkley in Chelsea's squad for Brighton game

Hope Soto
January 21, 2018

Brighton have lost their last seven games against Chelsea in all competitions, failing to score in six of them.

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton on making new signings in January: "I'm sure there will be, but we have got used to these windows where the business is mostly done at the tail end of it more than the beginning". They've not gone three away games without a win in the Premier League under Antonio Conte.

Spurs are three points outside of the top four so will be hoping for a slip up by any of the three sides within touching distance of them, including Liverpool who travel to bottom-of-the-table Swansea City on Monday evening.

The hosts have the luxury of being able to call on a almost full squad, with only Steve Sidwell unavailable as he faces a sustained period on the sidelines with a long-term ankle injury.

Pedro and Morata were both sent off after they each received an initial yellow card for diving on Wednesday night in a third round FA Cup replay against second-tier Norwich. In addition to that, I also like the bet for both teams not to score since I don't think Brighton have what it takes to score against Chelsea. Michy Batshuayi opened the scoring near the start of the second half but was also guilty of ceding possession easily during a largely poor performance.

Brighton have acquitted themselves well in the Premier League so far (Picture: Getty Images)When is Brighton vs Chelsea?

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Antonio Conte will be waiting to hear on the availability of Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas who are both struggling with hamstring injuries but could make it back in time.

They have conceded a league-high 16 goals from set-pieces in 2017-18.

One of the sides below the dotted line is Stoke City, and they begin life under Paul Lambert with a home game against a Huddersfield Town side who side just four points above them.

We don't expect to see too many goals in this fixture, and thus we are backing less than 2.5 goals in the game as our prediction.

What this all hid, however, is the fact three Chelsea players were booked in this game for simulation. It is not right to talk about the characteristics of other players.

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