Chelsea team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

Chelsea team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

Chelsea return to action on Tuesday evening with an important Premier League fixture against Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Blues have spent the past week competing in the Champions League and FA Cup, progressing past Porto and Manchester City respectively.

However, with just a three-day turnaround after the recent triumph at Wembley Stadium, Thomas Tuchel has a number of dilemmas regarding his team selection.

Andreas Christensen

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Hamstring
Possible return date: April 20 (vs. Brighton)

Christensen has been nursing a hamstring injury throughout this month, an issue which kept him out of Saturday’s FA Cup tie. The Dane will continue to be assessed ahead of the next fixture.

Mateo Kovacic

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Muscular
Possible return date: April 20 (vs. Brighton)

When Kovacic sustained a muscular injury last week, Tuchel was quick to rule the Croatian out of two matches. With just three more days of recovery time, it would come as a surprise if the midfielder was involved against the Seagulls.

Thiago Silva

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Back
Possible return date: April 20 (vs. Brighton)

Despite almost completing the 90 minutes at Wembley, Silva frequently complained about a back problem. With alternatives at Tuchel’s disposal, the veteran is expected to stay on the sidelines for this contest.

CHELSEA’S SUSPENSION LIST

Chelsea have no suspension issues ahead of the game in West London.

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