Brighton vs Chelsea - Can Blues regain scoring touch on the South coast?

The primary use of VAR technology is to clarify and correct blatant errors of judgement by a referee and with some people arguing for more use of this technology, others for the need to retain the flow to a game, it's clear it will take time for an agreeable balance to be struck.

After their red cards in the FA Cup in mid-week, both Pedro and Alvaro Morata will be suspended for the match.

The opening match in this weekend's Premier League schedule pits two teams together who have been struggling for goals.

Conte is unhappy with recent results, which have seen the Blues failed to score in three game in a row. The England midfielder played 70 minutes in a friendly on Thursday and is in the squad for Saturday's trip to Brighton and Hove Albion.

"Our performance was positive against Norwich".

Conte has Willian available, which could perhaps see more attacking system introduced, with Bakayoko the likely victim. However, he has suffered an injury to his cruciate ligament and had to undergo surgery on Tuesday. Here are 10 stars who are linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this month.

The match takes place at 12:30 GMT on Saturday and it will be broadcasted live in the United Kingdom on SkySports.


The long-term injuries to Izzy Brown (knee) and Steve Sidwell (back) are the only concerns for Hughton leaving him with plenty of decisions to make ahead of this weekend.

Brighton find themselves staring at the drop zone, but they couldn't have hoped for a better time to play current champions Chelsea.

After just one win in 12 league games, the manager admits the onus is on his side to improve their form at home.

On Wednesday, they needed penalties to defeat Norwich City in FA Cup, and that could have an impact considering they have an early away kick-off on Saturday.

Just over three weeks ago was the last time the two sides collided, with Conte's men running out 2-0 victors courtesy of goals from Morata and Marcos Alonso.

Alvaro Morata hasn't scored in his last three league starts - he last had a longer run ending in August 2016 (eight starts with Juventus and Real Madrid combined).


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