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Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Alvaro Morata can let his class tell against Brighton

Seagulls up against it in visit to champions

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata
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Chelsea will be disappointed to be so far behind Manchester City but they have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League matches and there is scope for them to push for second spot.

To do that, these are the sorts of fixtures the champions should win comfortably.

While Brighton won at West Ham and Swansea, this game is plainly on a different level and the Seagulls will be up against it after winning just one of their last eight matches.

Blues striker Alvaro Morata should be champing at the bit after missing the goalless draw at Everton on Saturday due to suspension and has looked sharp enough lately to suggest he can have a huge influence.

A Morata to score two or more goals
1pt 4-1 Betfair, Paddy Power

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Team news
Striker Alvaro Morata is available after suspension while David Luiz has a knee injury.

Shane Duffy is available after being banned for the 1-0 win over Watford.

Key stat
Seven of Brighton's nine away league matches have featured fewer than three goals.

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While Brighton won at West Ham and Swansea, this is plainly a game on a different level
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