Brighton vs Chelsea (1-3): Lampard’s ‘new’ Chelsea’s first victory by 1-3 against Brighton who will have to improve a lot if they want to stay. Chelsea took advantage of an error in the ball’s exit from the premises so that Werner caused a penalty that would end up being the first goal of the match. The Brighton tied in the second half, but the minute James put the second. The third came in a set-piece action with some fortune. Zouma finished off after James cross and his shot was deflected by a rival.
There was an expectation to see the strengthened Chelsea in action and, although the Premier began with a predictable victory against Brighton at the Amex Stadium by 1-3, their game was different from what one would expect from a team that has spent 123 million euros on signings but still in the process of adaptation.
Frank Lampard could only line up two of them, a discreet Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, who did demonstrate his quality and finishing power. The former Leipzig striker was decisive for a Chelsea that struggled to find the rhythm and create chances to get ahead on the scoreboard.
Werner was the only one to shine from the faces of the Abramovic project.
The other rookie of the match, Havertz, was gray in most of his actions and had a hard time coming into play. In defense, the team once again showed the same fragility as last season, and as if this were not enough, Kepa, who was able to do more on Trossard’s goal, once again generates doubts in the goal. A big delivery error by Steven Alzate allowed Jorginho to go deep to Werner, who was dropped by Matt Ryan in the area as he ran away. The clear penalty was transformed by Jorginho himself (21′).
But Brighton, until then not very incisive, reacted when Adam Lallana, signed from Liverpool, came into play and Alzate tried to make up for his mistake with a whiplash that was diverted by Kepa, whom Lampard lined up as the starter after putting him on the bench at the end of the game. last season. In the first half discount, Werner again showed his danger with a break-in down the left that culminated in a shot to the box that Matt Ryan took. Despite the fact that Lallana was forced to retire due to a muscle injury. Brighton maintained their gradual improvement in their game based on quick movements of the ball and earned a draw.
Kepa does not prevent the tie
The young right-back Tariq Lamptey, undoubtedly the best of the game at 19 years old, lavished a prodigious breakthrough by his band that could barely contain the Chelsea defense (49 ‘) and Leandro Trossard achieved 1-1 shortly after with a great left-footed shot from outside the area that slipped past the post (54 ‘). The ball bounced right in front of a Kepa who reacted a bit late although he was covered by his teammates.
The joy lasted just two minutes at Brighton as the other right-back, Reece James, responded to his 20 years with another goal for the squad from afar (56 ‘). The central Lewis Dunk had the tie when heading, totally alone, outside (60 ‘) before an unfortunate action sentenced the game and put an end to the resistance of the’ seagulls’.
Zouma sentenced in a lucky corner
Kurt Zouma finished off a corner as best he could with his right foot and the ball, deflected by Adam Webster, dislodged Ryan (66 ‘). Lampard still has a lot of work to do, but getting the project started is important before putting all the pieces together when Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva, and Ben Chilwell, his other signings, are available.