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Thibaut Courtois expecting tight games against Brighton and Stoke

Alvaro Morata GETTYAlvaro Morata gleefully celebrated his wife's pregnancy
Eugene Bates | 25 December, 2017, 19:34

Shane Duffy's availability after suspension will certainly come as a boost for the the Seagulls.

"It's two hard home games".

David Luiz is still out with a knee injury and midfielder Charly Musonda is absent because of a groin problem.

"They deserved better at Everton".

"Brighton's first win in eight games, against Watford, has restored confidence".

"They will be conservative. But if they counter with urgency, they could get a surprise draw here against exhausted Chelsea legs".

"If there is the possibility to improve the squad on the numerical aspect, I think it would be a good choice", Conte said. I'm happy with the commitment of my players. "At this moment, I'm ready to continue to play with all these players". Brighton will set up to frustrate the hosts but ultimately Chelsea's superior quality is confidently expected to be too much for their opponents.

Their most recent clash was in March 1989, a 1-0 away win for Chelsea in Division Two thanks to Kevin Wilson's goal.

Switching to a 4-2-3-1 formation got Brighton their first victory last week, since their narrow 0-1 victory against Swansea back in November. The club coach Antonio Conte has maintained that their hopes of retaining the title has dashed and now they will only concentrate of other trophies well as nailing a Uefa champions league slot.

Chelsea next face Brighton at home, with Morata available for selection.

Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring Chelsea's third goal during the English Premier League football match against Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, central England on September 23, 2017.

Batshuayi was unable to make an impact in that game and eventually replaced by Morata, who managed to score a dramatic late victor in the 90th minute to ensure the Blues progressed to the semi-final.

With Arsenal and Liverpool having drawn on Friday, Chelsea missed the chance to go six points clear of Jurgen Klopp's fourth-placed side.

Gross has been involved in nine Premier League goals this term (four goals and five assists), contributing four more than any of his team-mates.

They have lost their last three away league games without scoring.

Brighton have failed to win a match on Boxing day in their last 8 attempts.

Antoinio Rudiger is the man most likely to make way if Conte recalls Cahill as Andreas Christensen has done exceptionally well since coming in to the side while Cesar Azpilicueta is one of Chelsea's most consistent players.

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