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Patrick Jennings

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  1. Post update

    Right that's your lot from me for now then - but you can follow the rest of the day's Premier League games over here.

    See you soon!

  2. 'Batshuayi progressing well'

    FT: Brighton 0-4 Chelsea


    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, speaking to Sky Sports:

    "Michy Batshuayi's performance was positive. He didn't score but for me it is not important, it is important to play very well for the team. I am pleased for him, he is a young striker and it is normal for him to struggle a bit in this league, but at the same time I think he is progressing very well."

  3. 'An incredible response'

    FT: Brighton 0-4 Chelsea

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, speaking to BBC Sport:

    "It was an important performance. We started very well and scored quickly, with good combinations. We started with a lot of worries, for injuries and suspensions, but the response of the team was incredible. I am very happy for this. Another clean sheet.

    "Today it was a really good performance of the team. We moved the ball quickly, we tried to find the players between the lines, to have good combinations. I saw important things. Now we have to continue."

    On Andreas Christensen's head injury:

    "For Andreas it was a simple concussion. The referee asked him, no? This substitution. But honestly the player did not want to come off. When you have another player like David Luiz, yeah, I decided to make a change. The player is OK. He is available for the next game, for the next training

    "[Thibaut] Courtois, we have to check his situation. He had a kick on his ankle. For today he wasn't available, but Willy Caballero played a really good game. I'm happy for him."

  4. 'Not a reflection of the game'

    FT: Brighton 0-4 Chelsea

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Brighton manager Chris Hughton, speaking to BBC Sport:

    "It was a very difficult afternoon for us. The biggest disappointment is that 4-0 was not a true reflection of the game. We did come on to a bit of a game after going 2-0 down and we had decent opportunities, but we are finding it difficult to find the goals we need.

    "I thought they were two (penalties that could have been given). We see them briefly afterwards, but when you are Brighton playing at home to Chelsea you need as many things to go for you as possible. The second i didn't see well but the first one I thought it was a penalty. I thought we responded well but then we conceded two poor goals - and that made the scoreline not a reflection of the game."

  5. 'We should have had two pens'

    FT: Brighton 0-4 Chelsea

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Brighton manager Chris Hughton, speaking to Sky Sports:

    "We didn't do ourselves any favours by going 2-0 down so early, but the result is not a full reflection of the game, we had some really good periods, and probably the difference between the two teams are the two appeals - which you need because of Chelsea's quality and the difficulty we have had in scoring.

    "For me, we should have had two penalties. The first one I thought at the time, the second I wasn't sure. But when the keeper comes out there is every chance there is going to be a decision to be made, so you have to get yourself into a position to see it. If he says he hasn't seen it, it's not one I don't believe, but there was always going to be a decision to be made.

    "On three of their goals we could have done better - on areas that we knew about. It's unlike us. We've been good at not conceding but we found it hard, we were up against a different level. In the second half we gave them a game, but we needed to be better in what we did - and we needed things to go our way."

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  7. 'I didn't touch him'

    FT: Brighton 0-4 Chelsea


    Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "We started the game very well and got the quick goals. Our striking combinations were fantastic today. Sometimes the goals come and sometimes they don't but we always create a lot of chances. We're really pleased that the goals arrived for us today.

    "Brighton played very well and made it difficult for us. They hit the post, forced me into a few saves and it was a fantastic game to watch.

    "I spoke with the referee about the penalties because I didn't feel I touched him (Ezequiel Schelotto). It was so fast and it's really difficult for the referee to make the decision.We know that sometimes penalties are awarded but often they aren't."

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    Jay Barnes: If Burnley beat Manchester United by four goals or more, Chelsea will move up to second place. What crisis?

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  9. 'Difficult for the refs'

    FT: Brighton 0-4 Chelsea


    Chelsea's Eden Hazard on Sky Sports:

    "We started the game very well. The combination between Michy, Willian and me, was brilliant. We need to do more like this. But then at the end of the half we had a little bit problem. Willy made some saves today. When you score early then you think the game is really over, but it is not."

    Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero on Brighton's penalty appeals:

    "I don't know, this is for the referee. I spoke with him. It is so difficult for them. You know the other day we lived this situation in the cup game. Now it is for them but these are things of the game. Things to talk about in the newspaper and so on."

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    Andy Head: Did the officials not spot Zappacosta's foul throw that led to Hazard's goal? I thought we had rules for a reason.

    Simon Sharp: What's the point in bringing modern technology into football when clear foul throws, like the one directly preceding Hazard's second goal, aren't given?

  11. 'Visitors were terrific'

    Brighton 0-4 Chelsea

    David Pleat

    Former Tottenham manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    Chelsea were terrific going forward, whenever they attacked they caused all sorts of problems with a return to last season's type of formation.

    They've had big support here today and Antonio Conte still seems to have full support from the fans.

    Antonio Conte
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    FT: Brighton 0-4 Chelsea

    Eden Hazard - Chelsea's star performer - goes over to a fan who has been holding a sign asking for his shirt, and hands the strip over.

    Antonio Conte is out there too, he's pumping his arms and clapping towards the away supporters - he's there a long time after the Blues players head down the tunnel.


    Brighton 0-4 Chelsea

    Chelsea celebrate
  14. 'A cruel game'

    Brighton 0-4 Chelsea

    David Pleat

    Former Tottenham manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    Football can be a cruel game.

    Moses takes it to left hand side of the goalkeeper and pokes it into the net, Mathew Ryan in the Brighton goal has had no chance with any of the four goals.

    Brighton's destiny is still in their own hands, I just feel that although they've had a hiding today in terms of the scoreline they haven't played that badly. Perhaps they could have been a bit tighter to Hazard in the first half but he's such a fantastic player and I don't know what Chelsea would do without his creativity.

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    Adam Boyce: Hazard, please stop. Real Madrid are looking...

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    Shamsheer Chelsea: When we start scoring, we score plenty of them.

  16. Post update

    Brighton 0-4 Chelsea

    Willy Caballero flaps at another high ball - he really doesn't like those does he? - after Jose Izquierdo's shot is deflected into the air. It won't matter anyway of course.

    We are moments away from the final whistle...

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    Brighton 0-4 Chelsea

    Three minutes added on...

  18. GOAL - Brighton 0-4 Chelsea

    Victor Moses


    Well. Victor Moses rounds us off off then. It's another lovely goal - substitute Charly Musonda dinks a delicious chip into his path, over the white flag of this surrendering defence, and that is a lovely knock down. Moses takes it all into his stride and plants the ball past Mat Ryan.

    Victor Moses goal
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    Brighton 0-3 Chelsea

    I've said it before but it really could have been quite different for Brighton. What if they were awarded a penalty from one of their appeals (their first, the challenge by Willy Caballero on Ezequiel Schelotto was the most credible), or if that header from Tomer Hemed had found the right side of the post?

    Chelsea had a golden whirlwind start - but there were times when they looked vulnerable.

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    Brighton 0-3 Chelsea

    It doesn't look like there will even be a consolation for Brighton - the league's second worst performers in front of goal. They've found the net just 17 times now, with their 24th game of the campaign almost up.

    Just under five minutes to play.