CHELSEA kick start their Premier League season on tonight with a trip to Brighton.

Boss Frank Lampard will have new signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz available – but the match will be too soon for Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech.

 Kai Havertz is set to make his Chelsea debut

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Kai Havertz is set to make his Chelsea debut

When is Brighton vs Chelsea?

  • Brighton vs Chelsea kicks off at 8.15pm on Monday, September 14.
  • The Amex Stadium plays host.
  • There will be no fans in attendance because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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What TV channel and live stream is Brighton vs Chelsea on?

  • Brighton vs Chelsea will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.
  • Sky begin their coverage at 8pm.
  • This follows Sheffield United vs Wolves (6pm) which is also on the channel.
  • Those without a Sky subscription can grab a NOW TV day pass from £9.99.

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What is the team news?

Lampard is set to hand debuts to Timo Werner and Kai Havertz when Chelsea face Brighton.

The 8.15pm kick-off represents the first real chance for Blues fans to see the fruits of their summer market labour.

However, a trio of new stars will be absent in Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech.

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Chelsea boss Lampard explained in his pre-match press conference that Ziyech is out for the opening weeks of the season with a knee issue.

Chilwell is suffering from a heel problem while Silva only landed in London this week after his switch from Paris Saint-Germain.

Match odds

  • Brighton to win 17/4
  • Draw 29/10
  • Chelsea to win 8/13
  • Chelsea to win and both teams to score 5/2
  • Brighton to be leading at half time 9/2
  • Tammy Abraham to score 2 or more goals 6/1
  • Mason Mount to score and Chelsea to win 4/1

*Odds via Ladbrokes at time of publish





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