Chelsea made a good start to the 2020-21 campaign.
Frank Lampard’s test has begun as Chelsea are looking to face the rigors of a new season. Chelsea played their first game of the season against Brighton. It was a good result for the club as they won by 3-1.
Once again Frank Lampard shocked everyone with his team selection. Werner started off on the left which was predicted. But in an interesting move, Ruben Loftus Cheek was playing as the number nine.
There were other surprises too. Jorginho was playing along with Mount and Kante in midfield. Mateo Kovacic was expected to start for Chelsea but Jorginho was chosen over him.
Ben Chilwell was out due to injury. As a result of which Marcos Alonso played as the left-back. Out of all Chelsea signings, only Havertz and Werner featured in the first team. Both of them put in great performances. Werner won the penalty for Chelsea which Jorginho coolly converted.
He was full of energy and pace and his connection with Havertz was something to look out for. It will be very interesting to see how their partnership develops. Liverpool fans were very envious of seeing Werner in a Blue shirt.
Chelsea and Liverpool will face each other on the coming Sunday. It will be a cracker of a game and the fans of both the clubs will be looking forward to it. However, Chelsea may head into the match a little short-staffed.
Christian Pulisic might miss the game against Liverpool on the weekend
Even after making so many signings, Chelsea will not be hosting Liverpool at their full strength. The club has battled with injury issues in the previous season and this one will be the same.
Hakim Ziyech is out due to a knee injury and might miss out on the game against Liverpool. Ziyech could have been a key figure in-game at Stamford Bridge, but there is someone Chelsea will miss even more.
According to football London, Christian Pulisic too will miss out on the game against Liverpool. Pulisic had been a key part of Chelsea’s squad in the previous season. He was coming off his best season in terms of goals and assists.
But the injury might stop his featuring in the game on Sunday. “Christian was training with us last week but he had a bit of discomfort a couple of days ago when he was trying to be in contention for today.”It would have been a big ask for today and he has had to take a few steps back and we will have to see.”
This was Lampard’s statement on Pulisic’s injury status. It would be a really good boost for Chelsea if Pulisic can feature in the game. With Pulisic back in the team, Werner can take his position as a number 9, and Pulisic can slot in as the left-winger.
Some good news for Chelsea is that Thiago Silva has joined the team for training. He missed his flight because of which he couldn’t make it to the first game but he may feature in the starting eleven against Liverpool. But will Frank Lampard give him a start still remains in doubt.