Chelsea will travel to the Amex on Tuesday evening to take on Brighton. Chelsea enters the competition on the heels of a humiliating 1-0 loss to Manchester City. With the defeat, Thomas Tuchel's team has fallen 13 points behind league leaders Manchester City. And, while the Londoners may theoretically make up 13 points between now and the end of the season, the thought of City dropping that many points while Chelsea remains unbeaten is impossible. The Blues have now won only one of their previous five Premier League games, and they are at risk of being drawn into the race for fourth place.

Tottenham can overcome Chelsea if they win their four games in hand, while Arsenal are only a point behind if they win their two games in hand. So, even if the championship is out of reach for the time being, Chelsea must beat Brighton to stay in the third position. Thomas Tuchel talked to the press on Monday afternoon during his pre-match press conference.  During this time, the German addressed team news, saying that Chelsea had no fresh injuries. However, the German emphasized that no one else will be returning for the Brighton game.

According to him, we have no new injuries, which is fantastic news. But no one is returning for tomorrow's game. That means Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah, and Andreas Christensen, who were all injured against Manchester City, will not be available on Tuesday. This leaves Chelsea with a void at the back, and Malang Sarr will likely make another Premier League appearance.