Ross Barkley named in squad for tomorrow's game against Brighton


"The Chelsea-consider-shock-loan-Peter-Crouch.html" Daily MailChelsea-consider-shock-loan-Peter-Crouch.html" says the Blues are keeping an eye on Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke, despite his lack of goals in the Premier League this season. Both goals were also set up by Spaniards (Cesc Fabregas and Cesar Azpilicueta).

Pedro and Alvaro Morata are both suspended for the match having been sent off during Chelsea's defeat of Norwich, so how will Conte line his team up at the Amex?

Arsene Wenger's side are without a win in three league games and are now eight points outside of the top four while they have a vastly inferior goal difference to the sides above them.

The Premier League rules also now state that 10 yellow cards are needed to earn a ban for accumulation, with the 19-game deadline passed by all clubs in the league.

The Gunners have failed to win their last six matches. The England midfielder played 70 minutes in a friendly on Thursday and is in the squad for Saturday's trip to Brighton and Hove Albion.

Some see the 3-5-2 formation as the problem, with Eden Hazard and Morata both struggling for their best form.

Cahill is likely to be out so Antonio Rudiger will likely slot into left centre-back, playing alongside Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta. However, he has suffered an injury to his cruciate ligament and had to undergo surgery on Tuesday.

The long-term injuries to Izzy Brown (knee) and Steve Sidwell (back) are the only concerns for Hughton leaving him with plenty of decisions to make ahead of this weekend.

The match is on Saturday, January 20 with kick-off at 12.30pm.

Brighton find themselves staring at the drop zone, but they couldn't have hoped for a better time to play current champions Chelsea.

Antonio Conte's side were involved in a controversial FA Cup replay with Norwich at Stamford Bridge last night.

In all competitions, the Blues have drawn their last five matches, scoring just three goals in the process, so they are hardly going into this one with a full head of steam. His last game against Leicester was his only Premier League game this season where he didn't have a single shot.