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Chelsea play host to Brighton on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge, and the Blues will be aiming to get a win and move up to 3rd in the league, pending Leicester City’s game against West Brom.
A win for Chelsea will move the Blues above West Ham, as Chelsea will have two points more than the Hammers who have been very impressive this season.
However, Chelsea will have to win this game without two ball players in the team. Thiago Silva who plays in the middle of the back three is Thomas Tuchel’s ball player in defence, but he would miss this fixture having hurt his back in the FA Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City. Mateo Kovacic who has missed the last two games for Chelsea will also be unavailable for this game.
However, Andreas Christensen is expected to be back to face the Seagulls having also had his time out due to injury.
“I expect Andreas to be back and to be available,” Tuchel said in his press conference.
“He did a very good training session yesterday and I hope this will continue today.
“With Thiago it’s a bit different, not because of injury but maybe because of acute overload after his injury with the two games. He’s not injured but we have to see if it makes sense that he starts again.
“I think and I hope that it’s only Kova we have out with injury.”