Chelsea will be looking to register a second successive victory when they welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League this evening, kick-off 8:00pm.
The Blues, who are one of six English clubs currently under the spotlight for agreeing to join the European Super League, progressed to the final of the Emirates FA Cup for the second season in succession on Saturday, defeating Manchester City 1-0 at Wembley.
Hakim Ziyech netted the only goal of the game, just ten minutes into the second half, to secure Thomas Tuchel’s side’s passage to the final, in which they will face Leicester City, who they could leapfrog in the Premier League table this evening with a victory.
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The win against City capped off a fine week for the Blues following their 4-1 win over Crystal Palace and UEFA Champions League quarter-final triumph against FC Porto.
Although all of the talk ahead of tonight’s game has been about Chelsea agreeing to be one of the 12 clubs to be founding members of the European Super League, boss Tuchel has, understandably, been keen to focus on the match itself, insisting he and his players have had no say in the events of the last 48 hours.
Speaking to the media in his pre-match press conference on Monday afternoon, Tuchel explained: “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…