Chelsea Player Ratings vs Brighton (2020-21 Premier League Matchday 1)


Chelsea are ready to kickstart a new era in exciting fashion in their Premier League opener against Brighton Hove & Albion. With both new arrivals Timo Werner and Kai Havertz making their debuts, it was the former which started the game in bright fashion and won the Blues a penalty in the 21st minute, which was slotted away by old-dog Jorginho to make it 1-0!

With Chelsea ready to sign his replacement, Kepa needs to do something special to win Lampard’s trust today. Solid saves off a whipped attempt from range in the 34th. 

The youngster seems a bit intimidated defensively with most of Brighton’s attacks coming through his side.

The Frenchman was a lucky boy not to get punished before the half-hour mark for an apparent stamp on Neil Maupay. 

The Danish centre-back looks the most composed defender in this side, making clever clearances and covering for teammates mistakes with his impressive game-reading ability. 

Not helping himself at all with shaky defending on the left, with Brighton’s right-back getting the better of him time and again in the first-half. 

Really clever work to close down Brighton’s mistake before enforcing the penalty. Then slots it away to maintain his 100% penalty record.

Kante’s back to his natural defensive enforcer role in midfield today.  Excelling as the engine of Chelsea’s midfield, making great interceptions and pressing the Brighton midfielders back. 

The youngster looks determined to win his place in the starting XI today, attempting clever passes and working hard.

Chelsea’s big-money signing makes his debut! Didn’t get to see much of the ball at all to create stuff in the first-half. 

Loftus-Cheek gets a rare start to prove his value to Lampard’s side. But falls flat under the pressure to thrive. Gave away the ball too cheaply, wasted promising chances and looked extremely sloppy with carrying the ball forward. 

All eyes on the menacing German striker. Looks sharp with his movement early on. Then forces a mistake from Brighton goalkeeper Matt Ryan to win his side the penalty!

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