Chelsea boss seems focused on the game ahead against Brighton & Hove Albion rather than the latest developments off the pitch.It will be Tuchel’s first match since the European Super League was announced.
Tuchel said: “I have known about it since yesterday. But, I am here to be in the hardest competition, that is why I came here, this is what I love – to play in the hardest competitions in Europe. That’s what I am at Chelsea. “As you know, I do not get too involved with the subjects around us, I am a bit sad that the subjects are there now as I was hoping to talk about the Man City game or, more importantly, the Brighton game.”This is clearly not the case today but as you know, I am part of this club, I trust my club to make the right decisions. I think it is too early to judge everything and it is not my part.”On my badge at Chelsea, it says I have to play my role, everyone has to play their role and mine is to be a coach and to be focused. We have an important game coming up.”
Kick-off time: 1pm et
TV channel: Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League
Live stream: WATCH NOW
Chelsea head into the match in fifth place, but will go fourth with a draw or a win – though given the news about the Super League, their fight for Champions League qualification now seems a little less important than it did just a few days ago.WIth kick-off at 8pm BST, follow the action on our live match blog with James Robson at Stamford Bridge.
When is it?
The game will kick off at 8pm GMT at Stamford Bridge.
How can I watch it?
The match will air live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Subscribers can also stream the action live on the broadcaster’s website and the SkyGo app. If you’re not a Sky customer, you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
Chelsea vs Brighton live team news
Chelsea will be without both Mateo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen again for their clash with Brighton.Thiago Silva was hauled off injured in the FA Cup win over Manchester City at the weekend so could be replaced by Kurt Zouma.Edouard Mendy, Christian Pulisic and Kai Havertz are all expected to start from the off for the Blues.
Dan Burn and Adam Webster are both fit for the Seagulls and will likely be in Graham Potters’ first XI.