Published On: Sat, Sep 28th, 2019

Chelsea 0-0 Brighton LIVE: Score, Premier League updates, Abraham and Mount start | Football | Sport

CHELSEA 0-0 BRIGHTON

Chelsea XI: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Tomori Alonso, Jorginho, Barkley, Willian, Pedro, Mount, Abraham

Brighton XI: Ryan, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Montoya, Bissouma Stephens, Alzate, Gross, Maupay, Mooy

CHELSEA 0-0 BRIGHTON

18: Woodwork! The Blues should take the lead as Mason Mount’s devilish in-swinging cross completely alludes everyone before crashing against the post. If Tammy Abraham gets a touch on that it’s a goal.

Chelsea vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

15: Willian decides to have a crack from distance. The Brazilian cuts inside in signature fashion but leathers it miles over… in non-signature fashion.

13: Well… Brighton are warming to the task ever so slightly. They’ve not created any chances but they have enjoyed more possession over the last five minutes.

Chelsea vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

10: Chance! Mount ghosts past Stephens with ease before teeing up Abraham, who chests it down and volleys over in the same motion. Tough finish in fairness.

8: Hate making these predictions so early but Brighton are in for a long afternoon if they continue like this. They are giving the ball away for fun and playing out from the back looks a risky proposition.

5: Penalty appeal! Mason Mount hits the deck under pressure from Lewis Dunk. The replays show he was actually stumbling down anyway and referee Chris Kavanagh waves play away.

3: Brighton haven’t started as deep as I would have expected. Certainly more advanced than in the Chris Hughton day. Saying that, only one of the visitors have touched the ball – and that’s goalkeeper Mat Ryan.

Chelsea vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

CHELSEA 0-0 BRIGHTON

1: Y’all ready for this? Splendid. We’re underway at Stamford Bridge as Frank Lampard seeks his first home league win as manager.

Chelsea vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

Callum Hudson-Odoi

14:50: Frank Lampard believes Callum Hudson-Odoi can become the best player in the world and has urged him to listen to some “hard truths” and use Raheem Sterling as a role model.

“I know Callum’s talent and he’s got huge talent, hence why the club was so keen to get him signed up and we’re all delighted with that,” said Lampard. “But there is a lot of work to do.

“Raheem Sterling is an incredible example of a player with great talent whose work ethic added to that talent, and an improvement in a short period of time through absolute dedication to a complete player that we are all wowed by.

“(That) is exactly the great model for Callum because he has those talents. And I want him to be the best, the absolute best, because he has the potential to do that.”

He’ll have to prove that from the bench today… if he gets on of course.

Chelsea vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

Team News

14:45: Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham are among the players to return to the Chelsea line-up against Brighton.

Ross Barkley, Marcos Alonso and Pedro kept their places following the 7-1 Carabao Cup win over Grimsby.

Brighton reverted to their first-choice XI following their cup defeat by Aston Vila with Lewis Dunk, Pascal Gross and Neal Maupay returning.

Chelsea vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

The sides

14:40: Blimey, looks an attacking side from Frank Lampard.

Chelsea XI: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Tomori Alonso, Jorginho, Barkley, Willian, Pedro, Mount, Abraham.

Subs: Caballero, Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Pulisic, Batshuayi, James Guehi.

Brighton XI: Ryan, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Montoya, Bissouma Stephens, Alzate, Gross, Maupay, Mooy.

Subs: Bong, Jahanbakhsh Murray, Schelotto, Button, Baluta, Connolly.

Referee: Andre Marriner

Chelsea vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

Afternoon…

14:40: Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Chelsea vs Brighton from Stamford Bridge.

I’m currently covering Liverpool’s trip to Sheffield United and will get things up and running here when that’s finished.

But, of course, I will bring you the line-ups as soon as they arrive.

Chelsea vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

CHELSEA vs BRIGHTON – TEAM NEWS

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard expects to have defender Andreas Christensen available for the Premier League game with Brighton at Stamford Bridge.

Centre-back Christensen has returned to training after suffering a knee knock in last weekend’s loss to Liverpool, but left-back Emerson Palmieri, who sustained a thigh problem in that game, will miss out.

Defender Antonio Rudiger (groin) and midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Achilles) remain unavailable, while striker Olivier Giroud will be assessed following illness.

Brighton will be without centre-back Shane Duffy after the Republic of Ireland international suffered a calf problem in the midweek Carabao Cup defeat against Aston Villa.

Glenn Murray (ankle) should be available having returned to training, while Iran forward Alireza Jahanbakhsh could come into contention again following an injury picked up during the international break.

Winger Leandro Trossard (groin) continues his recovery, along with Solly March (thigh) and defender Bernardo. Jose Izquierdo (knee) and Ezequiel Schelotto (knee) also remain sidelined.


Source link