Frank Lampard’s star team debuts on Monday in the new Premier League season. He will play in Brighton, the match will start at 22:15.
It comes after 2 training games (1-1 with Chelsea and 0-0 with West Bromwich Albion).
In the previous Premier League season he was ranked in the lower half of the standings.
It occupied the 15th position with 41 points, 7 points more than the last team that relegated.
He did not make any important transfers during this summer break, the only players with names being Adam Lallana (free from Liverpool) and Joel Veltman (from Ajax Amsterdam).
The most important loss suffered this summer is that of Aaron Mooy; the Australian midfielder transferred to the Chinese Premier League.
It was the most active team on the transfer market this summer break, managing to bring top players.
Kai Havertz from Leverkusen (this summer’s transfer record – 80 million euros), Timo Werner from RB Leipzig (53 million euros), Ben Chilwell from Leicester (50 million euros), Hakim Ziyech from Ajax (40 million euros) ), Thiago Silva of PSG and Malang Sarr of Nice.
As for departures, Willian signed with Arsenal as a free agent, Pedro signed with AS Roma (also as a free agent), Michy Batshuayi was loaned to Crystal Palace, Kenedy was loaned to Granada, and Ethan Ampadu was loaned to Sheffield United.
In the previous season of the Premier League, he took the last place in the Champions League in extremes.
Mateo Kovacic will not be able to play in this match, because he is suspended after being eliminated in the final with Arsenal in the FA Cup.
⚽️Probable and Absent Teams.
▪️Brighton (4-2-3-1): Ryan – Lamptey, Veltman, Dunk, Bernardo – Propper, Bissouma – Gross, Lallana, Trossard – Maupay.
▪️Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa – James, Zouma, Rudiger, Alonso – Kante, Jorginho, Mount – Havertz, Werner, Hudson-Odoi.
⚽️History of Direct Confrontations.
Chelsea have won 5 of the previous 6 direct Premier League games.
Football Prediction of the Day Brighton vs Chelsea
I think Chelsea will respect their favorite status and will manage to impose themselves in the game at Amex Stadium.
The Londoners strengthened a lot during this summer break, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz being the main 2 acquisitions (both have very high chances to start from the first minute).
Brighton did not move very well on the transfer market, failing to make important transfers.
Chelsea meets an opponent who did not cause him problems in previous direct confrontations; of the last 6 direct Premier League matches, the Londoners have won 5.
Prediction Today: Match Result 2