Brighton and Hove Albion have been handed a big boost on the injury front after it was revealed that petite striker Aaron Connolly has recovered from injury in time for the game scheduled to take place at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

The injury status of Republic of Ireland player Connolly was revealed by Brighton boss Graham Potter in his pre-match presser ahead of the game. According to him, Connolly has recovered from the ankle and foot injury that made him miss some weeks of action and that he has returned to training for the league visit to London to face Champions League chasers Chelsea.

Potter told reporters that Connolly is available for selection.  He also said that another petite striker, Percy Tau has come out of isolation but the Chelsea game will come too soon for the South African international. Tau has not been named in the Seagulls squad since the last game before the March international break, a 3-0 win over Newcastle United at home.

Chelsea and Brighton have different objectives ahead of their latest meeting in the league. The Blues are battling with the likes of Liverpool, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur for a place in the Champions League, while Brighton are trying to preserve their status in the league by avoiding demotion to the English Championship at the end of the current campaign.

A win for Chelsea will take them above the Hammers and into the top four on the league table ahead of the final set of games in the league. West Ham and Chelsea play each other at the weekend.

On their part, Brighton are six points clear of the relegation zone with two games in hand. The Seagulls are still in charge of their destiny as far as the relegation zone is concerned.

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