Chelsea will be without summer signing Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell for their Premier League opened against Brighton, according to The Athletic. Both players have been ruled out with injury.
Ziyech twisted his knee during Chelsea’s pre-season friendly against Brighton. Chilwell, meanwhile, hasn’t had any match action since going off at half-time in Leicester City’s 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace on July 4.
Christian Pulisic could make his return to the starting line-up after recovering from an injury. Thiago Silva has arrived in London, he will have to test for Covid-19 first before joining the group. Should results be clear, he will take his frist session with the Group on Thursday.
Kai Havertz already looks very settled in his new club and he is expected to make his debut against Brighton. Cesar Azpilicueta and Reece James should be fine to start the campaign after recovering from some minor knocks.