Brighton v Chelsea: match preview

Frank Lampard’s new-look Chelsea begin away at Brighton, with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz set to start following big-money moves, though the game comes too soon for Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva, who is yet to train with his new teammates. Werner scored when these sides played out a friendly draw two weeks ago – part of a government trial event for the return of supporters – and will be keen to make his mark in the league. The former Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana and Ben White, who excelled on loan at Leeds last season, are in line for their debuts for Brighton. Ben Fisher

Monday 8.15m Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Amex Stadium

Last season Brighton 1 Chelsea 1

Referee Craig Pawson

Odds H 9-2 A 7-4 D 10-3


Subs from Steele, Sánchez, Bernardo, Burn, Roberts, Alzate, Gross, Sanders, Mac Allister, Veltman, Molumby, Jahanbakhsh, Pröpper

Doubtful Pröpper (achilles, 20 Sep)

Injured Izquierdo (knee, unknown), Walton (ankle, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y55 R2 (last season)

Top scorer Maupay 10 (last season)


Subs from Caballero, James, Rüdiger, Emerson, Thiago Silva, Tomori, Jorginho, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Pulisic, Abraham

Doubtful Thiago Silva (match fitness)

Injured Chilwell (heel, 20 Sep), Ziyech (knee, (26 Sep), Gilmour (knee, Oct)

Suspended Kovacic (one match)

Discipline Y60 R0 (last season)

Top scorer Abraham 15 (last season)


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