Frank Lampard believes Chelsea are already showing their £ 200 million ($ 257 million) spend as they accompany him Premier League Campaign with a 3–1 win at Brighton on Monday. Blues boss Lampard has hosted new signs and was promised an early return on his illustrious investment. German striker Timo Werner, Recruiting £ 53m from RB Leipzig, Georginaho put Chelsea ahead to win the penalty. Kai Havertz, who made a £ 70 million switch from Bayer Leverkusen, was not so impressive, but Lampard would believe the young days are better days to come from Germany.
Lampard said, “The pace of winning the penalty was fast and he was in danger all night. He is very mobile and I liked his performance.”
“We saw a lot with Kai. Only good for these minutes and these two will be huge players for this club.”
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was found guilty of another mistake when Leandro Trosser equaled Brighton.
But a superb strike from Reece James overtook Chelsea before Kurt Zoma’s deflected effort sealed the points.
It was an encouraging result for Lampard, who has admitted that he is under pressure to challenge a title after spending more than any other club so far in the summer transfer window.
“I think it’s very hard to expect everything to click on one day. But what they did was a little determined,” Lampard said.
I liked the work ethic and team discipline. We have been together as a team for four days after the international break. Before that we had lots of quarantines and new signs.
“We can drop points in this game last season. I’m not excited about that day, but there was a little determination and flexibility about it. I thought that.”
Chelsea trailed champions Liverpool by 33 points in the fourth season before losing in a disappointing FA Cup final against Arsenal, but they are doing better if Lampard can make his new signing.
Other expensive Lampard recruitments, Former Ajax playwright Hakeem Zeech And ex-Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell, both were sidelined with injuries, while Thiago Silva was not available for training after his free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain.
Historians among Chelsea’s fanbases may have noted that this was their third time Premier League campaign started with a win on Monday night, With the Blues winning titles on previous occasions in 2014–15 and 2016–17.
The only frustration for Lampard was Kepa’s howler.
The world’s most expensive keeper was already under pressure to improve after an error-ridden season and after talking about Senegal’s keeper Edouard Mendy with Chelsea, his days could be counted as the first choice .
Insisting he has not written to Kepa yet, Lampard said: “I am happy with Kepa, I saw faith in him, he is here, he is our keeper and I am happy with him.”
Werner was Chelsea’s central striker, while Havert lined the right flank in a three-man attack.
It was Werner who showed all of his class under Chelsea’s lead in the 23rd minute.
Brighton midfielder Steven Alget surrendered with a pass in a superb manner and Jorginho fed Werner, who raced through the goal and was brought down by Matt Ryan as he rounded the Albion keeper.
Jorginho stepped up to take a penalty and the Chelsea captain misjudged Ryan with his trademark hop before the shooting.
Brighton equalized in the 54th minute when Trochardt’s 20-yard shot was defended to save from a weak effort by Caps.
Capsa’s thunder as James was not fatal to Chelsea as James restored his lead just 100 seconds later with a stunning 30-second blast.
Chelsea sealed those points in the 66th minute when Zoma met James with a volley from the corner that took a heavy deflection for Ryan Webster’s wrong leg Ryan.
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