Alvaro Morata Returns Up Front – Strongest 3-4-1-2 Chelsea Line-up To Face Brighton

Predicted Chelsea Line-up To Face Brighton and Hove Albion In The Premier League

Chelsea are coming off a frustrating draw against Everton, which saw them drop another 2 points unnecessarily yet again, putting them 16 points behind Manchester City.

The Blues would be eager to bounce back against Brighton on the Boxing Day in the Premier League.

Brighton, on the other hand, recorded what was only their 5th Premier League victory of the season, last week against Watford, ending a nearly 2-month-long spell of 7 games without a victory.

Team News

After serving a suspension, Alvaro Morata is set to return up front. Charly Musonda is out with a groin injury and David Luiz continues to be sidelined with a knee problem.

Probable Chelsea XI

Formation: 3-4-1-2

Manager: Antonio Conte

Thibaut Courtois (GK)

Unless Courtois picks up an injury, there is no chance of the Belgian being dropped.

Cesar Azpilicueta (RCB)

Azpilicueta has to be amongst the very few consistent defenders in the Premier League. He is expected to start again.

Cesar Azpilicueta

Andreas Christensen (CB)

The youngster has impressed a lot this season and is expected to start at the heart of the Chelsea defence.

Antonio Rudiger (LCB)

Rudiger has been a mixed bag since signing from Roma this summer. Needs to bring consistency to his game.

Victor Moses (RWB)

Moses should hold on to his place from last game and he should be one of our biggest threats against the Seagulls.

Marcos Alonso (LWB)

He is one of our most consistent players. The Spaniard has been a revelation under Conte and will be eager to continue his impressive form.

N’Golo Kante (CM)

Kante has been his usual self; protecting the defence and contributing to attacks as well. His domination in midfield will be vital as the Blues eye three points against Brighton.

Tiemoue Bakayoko (CM)

After struggling for form since his arrival from Monaco in the summer, the midfielder looks like he’s finally starting to settle in the Chelsea team.

Cesc Fabregas (CAM)

Orchestrating the attacks with his creativity should be Fabregas. The Spaniard lacks pace but makes up for it with his intelligence and guile.

Eden Hazard (ST)

The Belgian failed to weave his wand of magic against Everton but will be a thorn to the Brighton defence.

Alvaro Morata (ST)

How much did we miss Morata? His link-up play with Hazard has been sublime and will be up against the towering Shane Duffy. The Spaniard will need to fire if Chelsea are to win three points.

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