Welcome to the first match of the 2020-21 season. Other than the two Manchester teams (and their opponents), who received an extra week of rest, everybody else has already played. Arsenal and Liverpool have already won. Spurs have already lost. Let’s not be like Spurs.
Here we go! (Looks like Pulisic hasn’t quite recovered yet. We do get starts for Havertz and Werner however.)
Brighton & Hove Albion starting XI:
Ryan | Lamptey, White, Dunk (c), Webster, March, Bissouma, Alzate, Lallana, Trossard, Maupay
Substitutes from: Steele, Veltman, Burn, Stephens, Jahanbahksh, Groß, Connolly
Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Arrizabalaga | Alonso, Zouma, Christensen, James | Jorginho (c), Kanté | Mount, Loftus-Cheek, Havertz | Werner
Substitutes from: Caballero, Rüdiger, Azpilicueta, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Abraham
Date / Time: Monday, September 14, 2020, 20.15 BST; 3:15pm EDT; 12:45am IST (next day)
Venue: Amex Stadium, Brighton, England
Referees: Craig Pawson (on pitch); Kevin Friend (VAR)
On TV: Sky Sports Main Event (UK); none (USA); Star Sports Select HD1 (India); SuperSport Grandstand, Canal+ Sport 2 (NGA); elsewhere
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Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!