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Welcome to sportsextral  live coverage of Chelsea’s trip to Brighton in the Premier League.

The Blues are looking to bounce back from defeat to Manchester City at the weekend but will face a difficult task against the Seagulls.

Graham Potter’s come into the clash off the back of a 1-1 draw with rivals Crystal Palace and gave Chelsea everything they could handle at Stamford Bridge.

Danny Welbeck’s stoppage-time header was enough to earn his side a draw but in truth, Brighton would have felt they should have come away with more than just a single point.

Thomas Tuchel saw Reece James leave the pitch and he remains out of contention through injury, with the German coach having utilised both a back three and back four since.

The match gets underway at 8.00pm and we’ll bring you all of the latest build up and match updates from Sam Inkersole and Adam Newson.

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Romelu Lukaku reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea (Image: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Tuchel and the Blues are back on the road once again in midweek as they travel to the south coast for their Premier League clash against the Seagulls.

The two sides only played on December 28 at Stamford Bridge which saw Danny Welbeck clinch a late goal to claim a point for the visitors in the capital.

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Tuesday night will be Tuchel’s first trip to the Amex Stadium and he is expecting a tough match against the Seagulls.

The Chelsea head coach has earned praise from the manager in the opposition dugout, Potter, who believes Tuchel is at the top of his hame.

“He organises the team fantastically well,” Potter said of the Blues boss ahead of the game. “You can see what he’s done for Chelsea, they are competing for everything now. They’re defensively strong, can attack in lots of ways

“He’s good at everything, what you expect from one of the best coaches in the world. Everything is at the highest level.”

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Potter is wary of Chelsea’s threat and knows they will need to be ready to adapt and be flexible to stop the European champions on Tuesday night.

He added: “Chelsea do what they do very, very well – at a world class level. It will be a great challenge.

“They’ve been a back three, went to a four against Tottenham. They have that flexibility. Always very strong. Set plays very good.

“Defensively, so hard to create chances against. In attack they have various options, can go with (Romelu) Lukaku or have movement with (Kai) Havertz and (Timo) Werner. Plenty of flexibility there


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