Chelsea are expected to “compete in a very good way” when they take on Albion at Stamford Bridge.

The hosts have had a clear week in which to recover from their 4-1 defeat at Newcastle.

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino said: “If we are in a good place, I think for sure we will compete in a very good way.

“Brighton are not going to be the problem. We need to pay attention (to the opposition), but in this process I think we need to pay more attention to ourselves than to the opponent.”

Summer signings Christopher Nkunku and Romeo Lavia were being assessed yesterday with Pochettino confirming “they are close” to being fit enough to make long-awaited debuts.

Moises Caicedo is fit to start after beginning last weekend’s game at Newcastle on the bench.

Reece James and Marc Cucurella are suspended.