Chelsea aim for European football spot in crucial Brighton clash – team news

Chelsea head to Brighton on Wednesday in a crucial Premier League clash that could secure them a Europa Conference League spot.

However, the Blues face stiff competition from Newcastle and Manchester United for the race.

Despite a shaky start under Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea are now well-positioned to achieve their European ambitions.

Brighton, on the other hand, will play a major role in determining the European slots as they face both Chelsea and Manchester United in their remaining fixtures.

Chelsea aim for Europa football spot in crucial Brighton clash - team news
Chelsea to face Brighton in a high stake encounter for European Conference League – Getty image

The Seagulls enter the match following a 1-1 draw with Newcastle and are hoping to finish their season on a high note.

They have also been plagued by injuries, missing key players like Solly March, Pervis Estupinan, Kaoru Mitoma, and Evan Ferguson.

Joao Pedro is doubtful for the game due to an ankle injury, while James Milner and Jack Hinshlewood remain sidelined.

In contrast, Chelsea’s injury list is easing out, with Reece James returning in their recent 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest.

However, the Blues will still be without Wesley Fofana, Robert Sanchez, Romeo Lavia, Enzo Fernandez, Ben Chilwell, and Carney Chukwuemeka.

The high stakes match is set to kick off at 7:45 pm at the Amex Stadium.