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Chelsea striker Izzy Brown, on loan to Brighton and Hove Albion in this campaign, is out for season after a knee ligament injury occurred in the FA Cup clash against Crystal Palace.

The 21-year-old is now expected to return to his parent club where he will undergo surgery, before a programme of rehabilitation.

Brown commented on his Instagram profile:

“Not the news I wanted to hear,” he wrote on his post.

“I will come back fitter and stronger and hopefully be ready for the new season.

“Thank you to everyone at Brighton for the love and support they showed towards me, the fans, the staff, & all the players. I’ve met some amazing people here & these memories will be with me forever.”

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Spanish striker Alvaro Morata opened the score on Boxing day vs Brighton at Stamford Bridge and today he spoke to the Blues official website expressing his respect for his team-mates and saying the race for the Premier League title is not closed yet.

It was very nice to get another goal. Not only Cesar and I but the entire team have a good understanding,” – Morata said -“It’s great to be playing here at Chelsea and playing with Cesar,’ said our summer signing. ‘He is an exceptional person and an exceptional player. We worked well in the second half to earn the win. It was a very important victory for us like every match will be for the rest of the season. It’s difficult, but we’ll do what we can. It will also be difficult for City to keep winning so many games. What we have to do is to pick up all the points available by winning every game. If we win, we can hope that they lose, because that is all we can do.”

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Yesterday vs Brighton, Cesar Azpilicueta provided his sixth assists for Alvaro Morata.

The Spanish defender hopes to have another good performance and to finish the year with another win on Saturday at Stamford Bridge vs Stoke City. 

What I see is that every game is a difficult game to win,” – Azpilicueta told Chelsea TV. – “Apart for Manchester City, every team is having problems. We need to fight and to keep pushing. We have another game against Stoke, our last game of the year, and it’s important to keep winning and getting points. We must try to go as far as we can.”

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Spanish striker Alvaro Morata yesterday helped Chelsea scoring an header at the beginning of the second half of the Premier League game vs Brighton.

Then, Morata himself spoke to the club official website saying he is happy for the win and for how things are going in his first season at Stamford Bridge.

Brighton is a very hard team, they defend very well but in the second half we scored early and then it was easier for us after that,” – Morata said – “but Brighton played a hard match and it is always like this in the Premier League. It is hard to win every game and we are happy how we played. We could not make any goals in the first half and we needed to keep working and we needed a good second half, and we did one.”.

The Spanish striker also had a thought on his team-mates, in particular Marcos Alonso who scored Chelsea‘s second goal yesterday.

I am happy too for Marcos, he is a very great person and very good player and I am very happy for all the team that we got the three points. I need to say thanks to everyone, the Spanish players in the team because they helped me to settle well at Chelsea and in London. It is a little bit different in Spain [at Christmas], I had holidays and in Italy too, but I am really enjoying this Christmas time playing and the most important thing is for the supporters, if we win they are happy.”

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte commented the Boxing Day win over Brighton with these words:

“In the first half we had the right chances to score but didn’t take them,” the Italian coach said.

For this reason it becomes difficult because your opponent stays with 10 players behind the ball.

“In the second half we settled very well and created many chances. It was a good performance with good intensity.

“It’s the same performance against Everton, against them we showed 25 times we had shots on goal but today we scored twice. We are in a good moment of form and just continue this way.”

Speaking about title race he claimed:

“This season is different to last season. Last season a lot of times we won games and were a bit lucky, like against West Brom here, Sunderland. This season sometimes we could have more luck.

“We have great respect for Manchester City because they are doing an extraordinary thing.”

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Chelsea's Spanish defender Marcos Alonso (R) celebrates with Chelsea's Spanish striker Alvaro Morata after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Brighton and Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge in London on December 26, 2017.

A Spanish win for Chelsea, that get 3 points over Brighton in this Boxing Day clash: in fact, the Spaniards Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso score the goals for the win against the Seagulls in the beginning of the second half.

Two fantastic headers at 46′ and 60′, with assist from other two Spaniards – Azpilicueta and Fabregas- who gave Chelsea the lead and the control of the game, with Brighton who couldn’t capitalise their efforts and have to surrender to the Champions of England.

The Blues could control the game for 90′ but weren’t able to create many dangerous situations: eventually they conquered the win they needed to reduce the gap from Manchester United ( 43), still second in the table but with just one more point after getting only a 2-2 in today’s match against Burnley.

Leaders Manchester City will face Newcastle away tomorrow, with the chance to increase their gap on United to 15 points.

 

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Chelsea and Brighton are still 0-0  in this Boxing Day clash at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues created a couple of dangerous chances but weren’t able to convert them into goals, with the Seagulls producing a good defensive display.

Chelsea still have 45 minutes to try to get three points.

 

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For the first time ever in an EFL‘s competition, Var (Video assistant referees) will be used in both legs of the Carabao Cup semifinal in which Chelsea will face Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on January 10 and then, two weeks later at Emirates Stadium.

The first competitive English club game in which Var will be used will be, however, the Fa Cup third round tie Brighton vs Crystal Palace.

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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is among the seven players running for Premier League Player of the Month of September 2017.

The Spanish forward is in the race to receive the prize along with Manchester Citys Sergio Agüero and Kevin de Bruyne, Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku, Newcastle’s James Lascelles, Brighton’s Pascal Gross,  Spurs’ Harry Kane. 

Fans can vote on Premier League website now to choose their favourite last month’s star among these in the official shortlist.

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Chelsea announced the loan of young striker Izzy Brown to Brighton and Hove Albion.

The English forward got a contract extension with the Blues until 2021 before moving on loan to Premier League newcomers until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old is an FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League winner with Chelsea and made his senior debut for the club in May 2015: he played an important role in Huddersfield promotion to Premier League in the last season.

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