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The teams are in!

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 7,708

Pin Official lineups for the Premier League clash between Brighton and Chelsea. BeSoccer
Official lineups for the Premier League clash between Brighton and Chelsea. BeSoccer

The teams are in!

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 7,708

Join us for live text coverage of the Premier League clash between Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea from the Amex Stadium.

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FT: Brighton 1-2 Chelsea. The whistle goes here on the south coast and the visitors emerge victorious thanks to first-half goals from Pedro and Eden Hazard. Solly March threatened to pull Brighton back into the contest in the second half, but the hosts were unable to complete the turnaround.
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CHANCE! March crosses for Dunk, but his header at the far post flashes agonisingly wide.
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Kepa is booked for time-wasting.
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4 minutes added on.
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The corner is played short and comes to nothing. A complete waste.
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Bernardo wins his side a corner down the left.
88'
March fires the ensuing free-kick high over the crossbar. No divine justice on this occasion.
87'
DRAMA! Alonso drags March to the ground as he looks to race in on goal but he is only booked! March is furious, Hughton is furious, the crowd is furious.
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And another! Brighton respond in kind as Locadia replaces Knockaert.
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Chelsea make their final change as Giroud replaces Hazard.
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It's Brighton's turn to make a change as Bissouma replaces Gross.
79'
Almost some concern as Azpilicueta and Kepa hesitate and Andone looks to nick in but the Chelsea skipper take control of the situation to hammer clear.
77'
Hazard gets caught on the ankle by a pretty reckless challenge from Stephens, but it looks like he'll be okay to continue.
75'
Chelsea make another change as Ross Barkley is on for Mateo Kovacic.
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Brighton are just starting to believe a little bit now. The crowd is certainly behind them.
71'
Loftus-Cheek does brilliantly to drive into the box, but Dunk just to say manages to get his foot in to deny him a clear strike on goal.
70'
Andone give Luiz a shove before the pair briefly clash and the Romanian is issued with a booking.
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Ruben Loftus-Cheek joins the fray for Chelsea. He replaces Pedro.
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GOAL! BRIGHTON! MARCH! 1-2! The hosts have a route back into this one! Bernardo heads Propper's looping cross from the right down and March is the quickest to react to get in ahead of Luiz and hook the loose ball into the back of the net.
65'
Almost a chance for Brighton as Balogun head a corner back across the face of goal, but Chelsea just about manage to scramble the ball clear.
63'
OFF THE POST! Alonso goes so close for Chelsea as he tries his luck form the edge of the box, only to see his drive crash back into play off the upright. That would have been game over.
60'
Brighton make a change as Florin Andone replaces Glenn Murray up top.
57'
March looks to stretch the game with a run into space off the ball down the left, but he is harshly adjudged to have timed his run poorly.
55'
Lewis Dunk goes into the book aster diving in rashly on Mateo Kovacic. No real arguing with that.
50'
CHANCE! Hazard should score! Azpilicueta slides a low ball into the box from out on the right, but Hazard somehow misses his kick with only Ryan to beat and thus allows Montoya to slide in and clear.
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Willian looks to play in Kovacic but he gets just too much on his ball and it skids into touch.
46'
Brighton get us back underway here. Have they got a comeback in them in this second half?
45'
HT: Brighton 0-2 Chelsea. That's that for the first 45. Brighton will be disappointed to be going in behind at the break but they've been made to pay for completely switching off defensively twice as Pedro and Eden Hazard took full advantage.
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One minute added on.
44'
Pedro has picked up a know and requires a spot of treatment, but he should be fine to continue.
41'
CLOSE! Rudiger escapes the attentions of Dunk from the ensuing corner but he can only plant a head a yard of so wide of the far post.
40'
Chelsea race forward on the counter and Dunk has to be alert to head an attempted cross behind his own goal.
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Chelsea are in complete control here now as they stroke the ball around confidently, Chris Hughton will be fuming with the manner of Chelsea's goals.
33'
GOAL! CHELSEA! HAZARD! 0-2! Eden Hazard loves playing as a false nine! The Belgian doubles his side's lead and it's so simple! Balogun surrenders possession to Willian and he immediately plays in Hazard who races clear and slots past Ryan.
31'
Kepa is forced into a save as March has a go from 25 yards, but his powerful low effort is well kept out by the Spaniard.
26'
Hazard isn't happy as his drive forward is ended by Balogun, but the big defender did seem to get enough of a toe on the ball for play to be waved on.
23'
Knockaert is involved again as he drives into the box, but he is crowded out by a horde of blue shirts.
20'
Luiz has to be alert to head away Knockaert's free-kick from deep.
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GOAL! CHELSEA! PEDRO! 0-1! The visitors are ahead! Patient play from Chelsea ends with Hazard retrieving his own blocked shot and driving into the box before crossing to the far post for Pedro to tap into an empty net.
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GREAT BLOCK! Hazard flicks Willian's pass into the feed of Alonso, but Dunk comes across to make an excellent block to prevent the ball from reaching Ryan.
12'
March v Azpilicueta could be a recurring theme today! Dunk send Murray in over the top and he pulls the ball back for March, only for Azpilicueta to throw his body in front of the danger.
11'
Solly March is starting to get more involved in the game now as he twice surges forward down the left, but Azpilicueta does well on both occasions.
8'
Good battling from Knockaert as he wins the ball form Kovacic before being dragged down by Alonso.
7'
Luiz has the game's first effort as he takes aim from 30 yards with a free-kick and whilst it dips right in front of Ryan, he makes a simple save.
5'
Bernardo steps in well to prevent Pedro form laying the ball into the path of Hazard.
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Pedro looks to slip the ball into Hazard on the edge of the box after Chelsea rob possession deep in the Brighton half but his pass is poor and the chance is lost.
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We're off! The visitors get us underway here on the south coast!
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The players are out on the pitch and we'll be underway imminently!
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The warm-ups have been completed and we're just minutes away from kick-off here!
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There a landmark appearance for Chelsea's Marcos Alonso today:
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The warm-ups are underway here at the Amex:
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Here's how these two sides have fared recently coming into this one:
Here's how these two sides have fared recently coming into this one:
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Kepa hasn't kept consecutive league clean sheets since August 2017.
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Chris Hughton hasn't won against Chelsea in his last eight attempts.
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Brighton have lost just one of their last 10 home Premier League games (W5,D4,L1).
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The home side make three changes from their disappointing 1-0 defeat to Burnley last weekend, with Bruno, Yves Bissouma and Florin Andone dropping to the bench and Martin Montoya, Dale Stephens and Glenn Murray coming in.
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BRIGHTON: Ryan; Montoya, Balogun, Dunk, Bernardo; Knockaert, Propper, Stephens, March; Gross; Murray. Subs: Steele, Bruno, Bong, Kayal, Bissouma, Andone, Locadia.
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The visitors are unchanged from their victory over Manchester city last weekend, with Alvaro Morata's knee injury meaning that Eden Hazard once again lines up through the middle.
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CHELSEA: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pedro, Hazard, Willian. Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Emerson, Fabregas, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Giroud.
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Chelsea have won all six of their league meetings with Brighton by an aggregate score of 12-1.
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Brighton haven't beaten Chelsea in any competition since 1933.
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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri on racism scandals: "As I said [prior to the Vidi game], what can I say? I can only say that I condemn every form of racism and discrimination. Then I have to think about football, my team, my players. The club will react for sure. The questions are about football usually. There are the same problems in Italy. There is form of discrimination with people of the south part of Italy. I was the coach in Naples for three years and I know very well the situation."
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Brighton boss Chris Hughton: "Our level of performance at the moment is good - I thought we were unfortunate not to get anything from last weekend. That's important because we have some tough matches coming up - you have to be in those games. You have to be part of a good defensive unit as well as standing up to the challenge individually on Sunday."
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The hosts go into this one 12th in the table and knowing that a win may be enough to thrust them into the top half of the Premier League, whilst the 'Blues' will be looking to claim victory to maintain their grip on the final Champions League place.
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Hello and welcome! We're on the south coast today for another installment of Premier League action as Brighton host Chelsea at the Amex.
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