Chelsea host Brighton at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday afternoon as they hope to consolidate their position in the Premier League’s top four.
Last time out Antonio Conte’s side were frustrated by Sam Allardyce’s Everton at Goodison Park and were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw but on Boxing Day that have the perfect opportunity to bounce back with all three points.
Brighton will be buoyant after their impressive 1-0 home victory over Watford last weekend but will face a very different test at Stamford Bridge.
For Chelsea, Alvaro Morata returns to the starting XI after a bit of a rest, while Fabregas starts in midfield alongside N’Golo Kante and Tiémoué Bakayoko. The big shock, though, is the absence of Christensen, who isn’t even named on the bench.
The prospect of having Morata back in the team has got Chelsea fans very excited ahead of this Premier League clash but they’re not please about Christensen’s absence, and here’s how they reacted to the team news via Twitter…
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 26, 2017
Mate where's the attack in this team
— R (@Legedenary) December 26, 2017
no christensen? you wot
— koby (@ClassyMount) December 26, 2017
HAZARD WILL BE MASTERCLASS IM TELLING YOU
— Vatan (@ItzVatannn) December 26, 2017
Enjoy watching this Dross. Am out! #FreeTheYouth
— Sadibou SOW (@sadibsow) December 26, 2017
No clean sheet then, ok
— Friend of Jericho (@Yasha2001) December 26, 2017
Our counter attack is not upto mark.
— Haneef (@im_hnf_498) December 26, 2017
Boxing Day is a truly wonderful time: the sales start, the nightmare of an extended period of confinement with your family is all but over, and there’s a full flight of Premier League fixtures to look forward to. If you’re thinking of having a punt on the day after Christmas, be sure to check out the LeoVegas coupons we’ve picked out first. Let us know what you think of our selections—and have yourself a lovely Christmas!