Is Chelsea vs Brighton on TV? Blues desperate to end three-game winless run in tricky Carabao Cup match – team news | The Sun

CHELSEA are back in action and in desperate need of a win as they take on Brighton tonight in the Carabao Cup.

The Blues are struggling in the Premier League while high-flying Brighton picked up another win at the weekend against Bournemouth.

  • Start time: 7.45pm BST
  • TV/Live stream: Not televised
  • Chelsea XI: Sanchez, Disasi, Levin Colwill, Cucurella, Maatsen, Ugochukwu, Caicedo, Chilwell, Mudryk, Palmer, Jackson
  • Brighton XI: Verbruggen, Julio, Lampatey, Dahoud, Joao Pedro, Baleba, Mitoma, Van Hecke, Estunpinan, Fati, Buonanotte

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  • By Lloyd Canfield

    Chilly returns

    Chelsea vice-captain turned captain is back in the side from the start today, seemingly in a left wing back position.

    He will become captain of the side again, re-taking the armband from Conor Gallagher who stepped up in his absence.

  • By Lloyd Canfield


    Tough one to call this.

    In years gone by, a Chelsea win would have been a foregone conclusion, but with the Blues sitting 14th in the Premier League table, who knows anymore?

    Roberto De Zerbi's Brighton have been excellent so far this season, and despite heavy rotation, still have a very strong lineup on display.

  • By Lloyd Canfield

    Ansu Fati starts for Brighton

    The guy who inherited Lionel Messi's number 10 shirt at Barcelona is starting for Brighton tonight in the Carabao Cup.

    Read that again if it hasn't quite settled in.

    He made a substitute appearance in a win for the Seagulls at the weekend, but tonight he is in from the start against Chelsea.

    Ansu Fati is on loan at Brighton from BarcelonaCredit: Getty
  • By Lloyd Canfield

    A first start for Cucurella

    Plenty of rotation in the Chelsea starting XI tonight, and one unexpected starter is Marc Cucurella in from the start.

    The £62m signing from tonight's opponents is yet to play a single minute under Mauricio Pochettino, but that will change tonight.

  • By Lloyd Canfield

    Brighton's starting XI

    This is how Brighton look to take on Chelsea…

    Brighton's lineup to take on ChelseaCredit: Via Twitter @OfficialBHAFC
  • By Lloyd Canfield

    Chelsea's starting XI

    This is how Chelsea line up this evening…

    Chelsea's starting XI this eveningCredit: Twitter @ChelseaFC
  • By Lloyd Canfield

    Chelsea's star man

    It could be a big night tonight for Ukrainian winger Mykhailo Mudryk.

    The big money man has shown promise in his Chelsea performances this season, but has only been trusted from the start for the past two matches.

    He has shown that he can be electric, and could really light up the game tonight if given the chance…

    Mykhailo Mudryk could be the difference for Chelsea this eveningCredit: Getty
  • By Lloyd Canfield

    Who can we expect to see?

    The fans of both teams will be anticipating rotation in the starting XI's tonight.

    Chelsea fans will be hopeful of seeing Cole Palmer come into the team from the beginning, as well as a showing from Nicolas Jackson before he serves a suspension against Fulham at the weekend.

    As for Brighton, their fans could see former Barcelona number 10 Ansu Fati leading the line, as well as Tariq Lamptey in from the start.

  • By Lloyd Canfield

    Welcome to Chelsea vs Brighton

    We are bringing you a Carabao Cup grudge match tonight, as Chelsea take on Brighton and Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge.

    There is plenty of recent history between the two sides, with the hosts taking over £200m worth of talent from the Seagulls in recent years.

    It is Brighton who have had a significantly better start to the season than the Blues, but they may rest a number of players for this fixture, we will see.

    However the game transpires, we are sure it will be a cracker, and we hope you settle in with usto enjoy it!

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