Brighton winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh set to return from injury against Chelsea

Alireza Jahanbakhsh. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Alireza Jahanbakhsh. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh is set to return for Brighton & Hove Albion in next weekend's Premier League home match with Chelsea.

The Iranian star returned to training earlier this week after a hamstring injury.

Saturday's game with Burnley will come too soon for the 25-year-old but Brighton boss Chris Hughton feels Jahanbakhsh will be ready to return against Chelsea on December 16.

Hughton said: "He's fine but at this moment, it will be too early for Saturday.

"He's trained really well. If he continues his training levels, I probably would see him available for the Chelsea game."

Jahanbakhsh joined Albion for a club record fee of £17m from AZ Alkmaar in the summer.

He has made ten Premier League appearances this season, starting four matches. He has missed the last four games after suffering a hamstring injury in the 3-1 defeat at Everton at the beginning of November.


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