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Chelsea vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture tonight


Boris Johnson calls European Super League ‘a cartel’

Chelsea host Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League tonight, with the home team set to withdraw from the planned European Super League.

The Blues had been one of the six top-flight clubs in England set to be involved in the breakaway tournament, with Manchester United, Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham also among the 12 overall participants. News of plans around The Super League has been met with widespread criticism, however, and Chelsea fans took to the streets around Stamford Bridge ahead of kick-off tonight to protest their club’s involvement, with Petr Cech attempting to calm the crowd. Shortly thereafter, reports emerged that Chelsea would withdraw from the tournament, and The Independent understands that the club is preparing to do so. Man City are set to follow, it seems.

Thomas Tuchel and his players must focus on this evening’s game and opponents Brighton, though, as Graham Potter’s travelling team have a lot still to play for this season. Chelsea would go third tonight with a win and have a Champions League semi-final ahead – as things stand – and an FA Cup final, but Brighton are down in 16th place, six points off the bottom three with seven games left to play this term. Victory here would be huge for the Seagulls. Follow live updates from Chelsea vs Brighton in the Premier League below, as well as all the post-match reaction.

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Brighton

30 mins: Chelsea have just stepped up their play. They’re not creating a great deal but Brighton can’t win back the ball. Reece James fires a hopeful cross in from the right but sends the ball straight into the hands of the Brighton goalkeeper.

Michael Jones20 April 2021 20:48

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Brighton

27 mins: Chelsea are content to build up slowly. They’re stringing together a period of possession but Brighton’s defence is more than capable of holding them at bay, at least for now. Antonio Rudiger tries to run the ball into the box from the left but he’s punished for some argy bargy with Joel Veltman.

Michael Jones20 April 2021 20:45

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Brighton

24 mins: A driving run through the middle from Alexis Mac Allister results in the attacked taking a shot from a long way out but it gets closed down almost immediately by Andreas Christensen.

Michael Jones20 April 2021 20:40

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Brighton

21 mins: Adam Webster gives the ball away again in his own half and with one pass Chelsea are in on goal. Ben White fails to clear the ball and gives it to Kai Havertz in the box. He shoots and forces a good save out of Robert Sanchez. The ball eventually comes out to Kurt Zouma who has a go from range and picks out the goalkeeper once more.

Michael Jones20 April 2021 20:37

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Brighton

18 mins: Brighton give the ball away in their own half and Jorginho plays the ball into the front edge of the box for Christian Pulisic. He turns nicely and takes a shot with his left shot but scuffs it wide of goal under pressure from Ben White.

Michael Jones20 April 2021 20:34

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Brighton

15 mins: Unlike the news that the European Super League may be crashing and burning there isn’t much developing on the pitch. Chelsea are seeing more of the ball but there’s very little being created in the final thirds.

Michael Jones20 April 2021 20:32

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Brighton

12 mins: Yves Bissouma gives the ball away to Havertz who brings Chelsea forward on the counter-attack. He passes the ball to Hakim Ziyech who slots a cross to the far side of the box where Marcos Alonso lunges at the ball near the back post but it is just out of reach and goes behind for a goal kick.

Michael Jones20 April 2021 20:29

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Brighton

9 mins: Kai Havertz makes a decent run in behind as the ball is chipped over the Brighton defence. Adam Webster races Havertz but both are beaten to the ball by Robert Sanchez in the Brighton goal. Good intent from Havertz though.

Michael Jones20 April 2021 20:27

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Brighton

6 mins: It’s been a cagey start from Chelsea, Brighton have been allowed time on the ball but they haven’t clicked into gear just yet. Alexis Mac Allister drives through the middle before sending the ball out to Burn. His cross is blocked by Reece James.

Michael Jones20 April 2021 20:24

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Brighton

3 mins: Some nice work from Brighton sees them win the ball back in midfield before they attack down the left. Pascal Gross squeezes into the box but runs into a group of blue shirts. He lays the ball off to Dan Burn who swings a cross into the middle only for Kepa Arrizabalaga to pluck the ball out of the air.

Michael Jones20 April 2021 20:19



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