Crystal Palace are desperate for a win and it will not be easy for them when they host London rivals Chelsea on Saturday.

Chelsea have the chance to reclaim second spot on Tuesday evening when they travel to face Brighton and Hove Albion FC.

The Blues are coming off a narrow 1-0 defeat to league leaders Manchester City to drop to third place with 45 points.

Meanwhile, Brighton were saved by a last gasp Joachim Andersen own goal to salvage a point in a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.

Brighton have actually only lost once in the league since November 20, and a total of 28 points from 20 matches has left them in ninth.

The Blues have the second-best away record in the division this term, collecting 23 points from 11 matches.

Can Chelsea return to winning ways on Tuesday? Play here to make your predictions.

What time does Brighton vs Chelsea start?

The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at the Ammex Stadium.

Brighton vs Chelsea team news

Jeremy Sarmiento and Enoch Mwepu are out through injury and could be joined by Adam Lallana, who picked up a knock over the weekend.

Lewis Dunk could potentially return from a knee injury to feature in the starting XI.

Jakub Moder, Leandro Trossard and Neil Maupay will be the key men up front for the seagulls.

For the visitors, Mason Mount should return to the starting line-up after coming off the bench in the defeat to City.

Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech may have to settle for spots on the bench to allow Timo Werner to support Romelu Lukaku up front.

Brighton vs Chelsea head to head

Out of the 11 matches played between these two teams, Brighton have only ever won once.

Chelsea have won 6 times and the remaining four have resulted in a draw.

Brighton vs Chelsea current form

The hosts are unbeaten in their last five matches; drawing twice and winning the remaining three.

However, Chelsea’s most recent defeat is their only loss in their last five fixtures, winning three and sharing the spoils in another.

Brighton vs Chelsea prediction

The home side are not known to score many goals and that could be their downfall against a well-oiled Chelsea.

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