Is Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea on TV, what's the team news, what are the odds?

Albion top-scorer Glenn Murray. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Albion top-scorer Glenn Murray. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Brighton will look to bounce back from last week's defeat to Burnley when they host Chelsea at the Amex on Sunday.

What time does Brighton v Chelsea kick off?

The match gets underway at the Amex at 1.30pm on Sunday. Chelsea won 4-0 away to Brighton last season when Eden Hazard produced a sparkling individual performance. At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea won 2-0.

Is the game on TV?

No. The game is a 1.30pm kick-off on Sunday because Chelsea play away to Hungarian side MOL Vidi in the Europa League on Thursday.

The televised matches on Sunday are Southampton against Arsenal at 1.30pm and Liverpool versus Manchester United at 4pm.

Albion's next televised match is the game with Arsenal on Boxing Day.

What's the team news?

Albion will hope to have Iranian winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh back available after a hamstring injury. Jahanbakhsh, who has missed the last five matches, was back in training last week but the match at Burnley came too soon.

Dale Stephens will be pushing for a return to the starting line-up after returning to the squad at Burnley following a three-game suspension.

Glenn Murray is likely to come back into the starting 11, while Albion boss Chris Hughton will hope Jose Izquierdo is fit to return after suffering a knee injury in the win over Crystal Palace last week and missing Saturday's match at Burnley.

Chelsea could field the same starting line-up who beat Manchester City at the weekend. It came just three days after the Blues had suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat against Wolves.

Eden Hazard starred with two assists against City and ran the show in Chelsea's 4-0 win at the Amex last season.

Ross Barkley, Cesc Fabregas, Giroud and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are among those who will be hoping to return to the Blues' starting line-up. A number of Chelsea's key players will probably be rested for their Europa League tie on Thursday, with the Blues already comfortably winners of their group.

What are the betting odds?

Chelsea are favourites to pick up all three points at 4/9, with the draw 16/5 and a Brighton win 13/2.

Albion to win 1-0 is 17/1, while Chelsea are 11/2 to win by the same scoreline. The Blues are 5/1 to record a 2-0 victory and 9/1 to win 3-0.

The Seagulls are 35/1 to collect a 2-0 win and 20/1 to win 2-1.

Chelsea leading at half-time but Brighton hitting back to win is priced at 60/1.


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