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Chelsea vs. Brighton & Hove Albion, Premier League: Live blog; highlights

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...as it happened: live blog, updates, highlights, lineups, comments, etc.

FBL-EUR-SUPER-UEFA-C1-ENG-PR-CHELSEA Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images

There’s a massive protest going on outside of Stamford Bridge against The Super League, but meanwhile, we do have some football to play, with Chelsea able to move into third, at least temporarily, with a win tonight against Brighton & Hove Albion.

UPDATE: looks like we’re getting out of The Super League.

Amid the drama, Tuchel has selected a rotated lineup, with a new pairing in the middle as Mount drops in alongside Jorginho, and Kepa gets a rare start in the league.

UPDATE: Kick-off has been delayed 15 minutes due to the protest and traffic issues outside the grounds.

Here we go!


Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-3):
Arrizabalaga | Rüdiger, Zouma, Christensen | Alonso, Mount, Jorginho (c), James | Pulisic, Havertz, Ziyech

Substitutes from: Mendy, Chilwell, Emerson, Azpilicueta, Gilmour, Kanté, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Werner

Brighton & Hove Albion starting (3-5-2):
Sanchez | Webster, Dunk (c), White | Burn, Mac Allister, Bissouma, Gross, Veltman | Trossard, Welbeck

Substitutes from: Steele, Maupay, Lallana, Moder, Jahanbakhsh, Alzate, Izquierdo, Propper, Zeqiri


Date / Time: Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 20.00 BST; 3pm EDT; 12.30am IST
Venue: Stamford Bridge, SW6
Referee: Stuart Attwell (on pitch); Kevin Friend (VAR)

On TV: Sky Sports Main Event (UK); none (USA); Star Sports Select HD2 (India); SuperSport Premier League, Canal+ Sport 3 (NGA); elsewhere
Streaming: Sky Go (UK); Peacock (USA); Hotstar (India); DStv Now (NGA) — like The Super League (or “a” super league), Peacock is the future. It’s not the best (poor UI, lag, etc.), but it’s what we’ve got. Comcast Xfinity customers get it for free (still counts against your data). Others have to pay $5/month or $50/year ($10 & $100 for the premium ad-free version). Comcast is the parent company of NBC and an investor in Vox/SB Nation. Here’s our affiliate link if you want to make our corporate money-lords happy.


LIVE BLOG


Be excellent to each other, and party protest on, dudes!