Albion will not be welcoming Antonio Conte's Chelsea to the Amex in December.

Conte has been sacked, according to widespread reports, and will be replaced at Stamford Bridge by fellow Italian and ex-Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri.

The future of Conte has been the subject of intense speculation and uncertainty.

The 48-year-old steered Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season in charge and to the FA Cup in May.

Conte's Chelsea did the double over Albion last season, beating them 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day and 4-0 at the Amex 25 days later.

The Seagulls host them on December 15 and return to Stamford Bridge on February 23.

Sarri will be the ninth full-time manager in the 15-year reign of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.