Chelsea v Brighton and Hove Albion, 26 December 2017

Score2-0 to Chelsea
RefereeMike Dean
CompetitionPremier League
VenueStamford Bridge
Attendance41,568
Kick-off: 3.00pm Brighton and Hove Albion had now scored one goal in the seven meetings in all competitions since 1967.

Goals:

Álvaro Morata 46 G
Marcos Alonso 60 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender Marcos Alonso
Defender Antonio Rüdiger
Defender/Centre back Gary Cahill
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko
Midfielder Cesc Fàbregas
Midfielder Eden Hazard
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder/Forward Victor Moses
Forward Álvaro Morata

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mat Ryan
Defender Markus Suttner
Defender/Centre back Shane Duffy
Defender/Midfielder Lewis Dunk
Defender/Midfielder Solly March
Midfielder Beram Kayal
Midfielder Davy Pröpper
Midfielder Ezequiel Schelotto
Midfielder Dale Stephens
Midfielder/Forward José Izquierdo
Forward Tomer Hemed

Substitutions:

Willian for Eden Hazard 73
Michy Batshuayi for Álvaro Morata 82
Danny Drinkwater for N'Golo Kanté 85

Substitutions:

Pascal Gross for Beram Kayal 73
Glenn Murray for Tomer Hemed 80
Anthony Knockaert for Solly March 82

Cards:

Cards:

Dale Stephens 57 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero
Defender/Midfielder Ethan Ampadu
Midfielder Danny Drinkwater
Midfielder Pedro
Midfielder Willian
Forward Michy Batshuayi

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Tim Krul
Defender Bruno Saltor
Defender Connor Goldson
Midfielder Pascal Gross
Midfielder/Forward Anthony Knockaert
Forward Sam Baldock
Forward Glenn Murray

Comments:

League position: 3rd Chelsea became the first team since Aston Villa in 1913 to remain unbeaten in 13 consecutive Boxing Day games in the top division. The Blues were now level with Real Sociedad as having the most goals scored by Spanish players in the five major European top divisions so far in this season (20). They had now won nine of their last 12 games in the Premier League (lost one).

Comments:

League position: 12th Brighton and Hove Albion had now lost four consecutive away league games without scoring for the first time since October 2002. The Seagulls had now scored five goals in their ten away games so far in this Premier League season. Albion had not now won any of their last nine league games played on Boxing Day since 2005.