A run of just one win from the last 12 has seen Brighton drop towards the bottom three, with the Seagulls now just three points above the relegation zone. At home, however, they have lost just twice all season, with both defeats coming at the hands of Manchester City and Liverpool.
Chelsea required penalties to overcome Norwich and secure a spot in the next round of the FA Cup on Wednesday night after Jamal Lewis' late strike forced extra time at Stamford Bridge. The Blues have now drawn their last five competitive outings in 90 minutes, though haven't lost a match since a 1-0 defeat at West Ham last month.
Chelsea won the return fixture 2-0, but goals could be hard to come by in Saturday's early kick off.