FRANK LAMPARD is ready handy debuts to Timo Werner and Kai Havertz when Chelsea face Brighton on Monday.
The 8.15pm kick-off represents the primary actual probability for Blues followers to see the fruits of their summer season market labour.
Nonetheless, a trio of latest stars will probably be absent in Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech.
Chelsea boss Lampard defined in his pre-match press convention that Ziyech is out for the opening weeks of the season with a knee difficulty.
Chilwell is affected by a heel drawback whereas Silva solely landed in London this week after his swap from Paris Saint-Germain.
He mentioned: “Ziyech took an harm towards Brighton and he will not be match, we hope it’ll solely be a few weeks.
“Chilwell will not be match. He has improved this week.
“Silva is in London however not coaching till the weekend, so I doubt in rivalry.”
Chelsea took on Brighton in a pre-season pleasant final month, providing a glimpse into Lampard’s line-up for the true factor.
A 4-2-3-1 system had Reece James at right-back and Callum Hudson-Odoi additionally in from the beginning.
The duo are more likely to play once more on the AmEx, relying on whether or not Lampard needs to danger Cesar Azpilicueta and Christian Pulisic after their harm worries.
The supervisor, 42, mentioned: “They’re in rivalry for Monday, however I’ve to watch out.”
New man Havertz might line up on the opposite flank after reportedly impressing on his first days in coaching.
Ziyech’s absence could imply an opportunity for Mason Mount to impress in behind Werner, decreasing Tammy Abraham to the bench.
In midfield, Billy Gilmour is out injured with Matteo Kovacic suspended after a pink card within the FA Cup closing.
Silva and Chilwell’s absences in defence ought to see Lampard follow Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma and Marcos Alonso versus Brighton.