Chelsea have dropped a cryptic team news hint on social media ahead of their clash against Brighton. Enzo Fernandez and Raheem Sterling have already suggested that they could be involved in some capacity after posting an intriguing pre-match graphics to their respective Instagram stories.

Now, the Blues have suggested that two more players could also be involved. Moises Caicedo and Levi Colwill have been included on the club’s pre-match poster which has been shared on Facebook, Instagram and X, formerly known as Twitter.

The duo were omitted from the starting lineup which faced Newcastle United last weekend, with Caicedo returning from international duty late and Colwill nursing a knock. Chelsea struggled in their absence, losing 4-1 to the Magpies, so Mauricio Pochettino could be inclined to reintroduce them on Sunday afternoon

While Fernandez, Sterling, Caicedo and Colwill were the only players to feature, it does not necessarily mean that they’ll start. But, historically, it usually means that they’ll be involved in some capacity.

Ahead of what is expected to be a goal frenzy in west London, Pochettino was asked if the Blues have a psychological advantage over the Seagulls after defeating them in the Carabao Cup earlier in the season. The 51-year-old replied: “It’s not the opponent. It was Tottenham, it was Manchester City and it was Newcastle.

“Maybe most likely to take points against Newcastle because they were playing three days before a tough game against Paris Saint-Germain and then we beat Tottenham and an amazing game against Manchester City and then we lost against Newcastle

“We are our own worst enemies and we need to be focused on us. If we are in a good place, then for sure we will compete in a good way. We are going to pay attention [to Brighton], but at the moment in this process, I think we need to pay more attention to ourselves rather than the opponent.”

Chelsea are currently 12 points adrift of fourth-placed Aston Villa in the race for Champions League qualification. When asked if top-four is still a realistic target this term, Pochettino replied: “It is mathematical. I think we still need to believe that it’s realistic. It’s going to be tough to achieve the places to allow us to play in European competition.

“The most important [thing] now is not to see the end of the season, but to see the process and to improve every day. That is the most difficult thing always in this type of process; to be focused on today and not on tomorrow.

That is the aspect we are working on this week, to try and improve ourselves and what the team needs. That is the process. We cannot think at the end of the season because then we will start to stop what is going to bring us there. We will focus on the present and how we are going to be better every day.”

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