Confirmed Chelsea XI vs Brighton: Pulisic starts, Kovacic out

Frank Lampard has made three changes to Chelsea’s starting lineup for today’s match against Brighton and Hove Albion. 

The 41-year-old has gone back to a four-man defence with Antonio Rudiger and Kurt Zouma as the two centre-backs while Fikayo Tomori has been omitted from the squad. Reece James will start as right-back while Cesar Azpilicueta will be on the left. As usual, Kepa Arrizabalaga is between the sticks.

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In midfield, Mateo Kovacic has been dropped while Jorginho who scored last weekend will partner N’Golo Kante. Emerson has been benched while Christian Pulisic starts as left-winger with Willian on the right and Mason Mount as the attacking midfielder. Chelsea’s attack will once again be lead by their star Tammy Abraham.

The Blues beat Brighton 2-0 in the their previous meeting at Stamford Bridge and will be eager to attain a similar result today to start 2020 on a high and have a chance of going higher up in the Premier League table.

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