Frank Lampard’s Chelsea Record First Win Of The Season. The Blues had much fanfare ahead of their opening fixture against Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday night. The Londoners gained a lot of traction with their transfer window signings.
Chelsea had Timo Werner and Kai Havertz debut at the AMEX stadium. Other new signings Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr, Eduoard Mendy and Hachim Ziyech all sat out the 3-1 victory. Due to the extremely short pre-season period, some players need more time to bed into the squad. Others are gaining match fitness.
Chelsea took the lead after Timo Werner showed off his pace by capitalising off of a Brighton error. The German forward won a penalty. Jorginho dispatched the penalty in trademark fashion.
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Brighton equalised in the second half through Leandro Trossard’s effort from range. Skeptics argue that Kepa should’ve done better.
Chelsea retook the lead through a stunning effort by Reece James. The right back scored from 40-yards out and gave Matt Ryan no chance. Defender Kurt Zouma extended Chelsea’s lead when his effort deflected into the net.
Chelsea play champions Liverpool next and will look to lay down a statement of intent. Fans are excited to see a fully fit Chelsea side that will feature all their new signings.
Frank Lampard hopes that Chelsea can challenge both Manchester City and Liverpool to the title this season. Roman Abramovich is also expecting a strong UEFA Champions League season after strong investments made over the transfer window.
Striker Timo Werner suffered a small knock in the game. Chelsea boss Lampard is hopeful that the striker will be fully fit for their encounter against Liverpool on Sunday.
The league is still in its infancy and will begin to take shape after a few weeks, as Frank Lampard’s Chelsea record first win of the season.