Brighton vs Chelsea confirmed lineups as Lampard starts two of his new signings, English Premier League 2020/2021 season

Chelsea begin the 2020/2021 Premier League season with away tie against Brighton & Hove Albion at Falmer Stadium to mark their third Monday start of a season in Premier League era.

Frank Lampard’s side have been the most busiest English club in the summer transfer window after announcing transfers of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr, Xavier Mbuyambu and Édouard Mendy expected to join this week.

In today’s game, Lampard has named two of his new signings in opener against Brighton as Havertz and Werner make their Premier League debut in Chelsea colours with starts.

Kai Havertz replaces Hakim Ziyech in the setup that drew 1-1 in preseason friendly game against this evening’s opponent last month while Timo Werner keeps his place and Mason Mount starts on left side in 3 men up front.

Behind them are Jorginho who returns to starting lineup after sideline in the friendly against Brighton, N’Golo Kante and Loftus-Cheek.

Brighton XI: Ryan, Lamptey, White, Dunk (c), Webster, March, Bissouma, Alzate, Lallana, Trossard, Maupay

Substitutes: Steele, Veltman, Burn, Stephens, Jahanbahksh, Groß, Connolly

Chelsea XI: Kepa Arrizabalaga; James, Zouma, Christense, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Mount; Werner, Havertz

Substitutes: Caballero, Rüdiger, Azpilicueta, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Abraham

Chelsea have, that is before today’s game, twice opened a new Premier League season on Monday with the Blues winning the league in all two occasions.

In 2014/2015 season, Chelsea began the season with emphatic victory over Burnley on Monday at Turf Moor. Thanks to new signing Diego Costa, André Schürrle and Branislav Ivanović who strikes cancelled out Scott Arfield’s 14th minute goal as Jose Mourinho’s ended the game 3-1.

In 2016/2017, Chelsea started the season on Monday 15th August and whipped West Ham United 2-1 at Stamford Bridge before Antonio lifting the title with 93 points from 38 games, 30 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats.

But to go by this trend, can Chelsea keep the record this season by landing the EPL title for first time since 2016/2017 season.


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