CHELSEA have suffered yet another injury blow as Kai Havertz missed the game against Brighton.
The German forward has picked up a knee injury during the defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League.
The 23-year-old has netted seven goals in 29 Premier League appearances this season.
Interim manager Frank Lampard revealed the knock to Havertz after the match in Spain.
He said: “Kai has had a little issue with his knee, which he felt in Madrid on Wednesday night.
“He should be fine for Tuesday.”
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Chelsea will be hoping to pick up their first win since Lampard returned to the club.
The Blues head into the game in 11th position, while Brighton are 7th.
Havertz joins Kalidou Koulibaly on the treatment table with the defender ruled out with a thigh injury.
However, Cesar Azpilicueta has returned to the squad for the first time after suffering his head injury against Southampton.
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Lampard will now be sweating on the forward's fitness ahead of the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final.
Chelsea head into the clash at Stamford Bridge needing to score at least two goals after losing 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
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