Clinical Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start

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By: Reuters | Brighton |

September 15, 2020 8:36:05 am





Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma celebrates scoring their third objective with teammates. (Reuters)

Chelsea acquired their Premier League marketing campaign on monitor after 20-year-old proper again Reece James helped them to a 3-1 win at Brighton & Hove Albion with a spectacular objective on Monday. New signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz made their debuts up entrance after the German internationals joined Frank Lampard’s aspect from the Bundesliga throughout the shut season.

But it was James who gave the guests a 2-1 lead with a thunderbolt into the highest nook from 25 metres earlier than a deflected shot by central defender Kurt Zouma sealed the factors.

“It was a hard game after 1-1 but then Reece scored an amazing goal. We are very happy that we won today,” stated Werner. “We had a lot of players not in the rhythm now but I think we will get better and better when we play more games together.”

Brighton had taken the sport to Chelsea within the first half however fell behind after a defensive blunder within the 23rd minute when goalkeeper Mat Ryan fouled Werner within the space and Jorginho coolly transformed the penalty.

Werner latched on to a by means of ball by Jorginho after a sloppy move by Brighton midfielder Steven Alzate, who almost made amends within the 35th minute with a dipping low shot that was parried by Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Brighton’s courageous method was rewarded within the 54th when Leandro equalised with a 20-metre strike which bounced in entrance of the customarily criticised Arrizabalaga, who ought to have finished higher, though the house aspect’s pleasure was short-lived.

James restored Chelsea’s lead two minutes later with a objective any of the forwards would have been pleased with as he teed himself up for an unstoppable shot which left Ryan clutching skinny air.Brighton defender Lewis Dunk missed a sitter quickly after and the hosts have been punished once more within the 66th as Webster turned a tame Zouma effort previous the stranded Ryan after James had swung in an inviting nook.

Brighton proper again Tariq Lamptey produced an outstanding particular person efficiency as he gave fullback Marcos Alonso a roasting on his flank and Chelsea have been pressured to make a number of determined clearances to maintain the Seagulls at bay.But in the end the London aspect’s superior method made the distinction though Werner and Havertz, the latter specifically, had a reasonably quiet night on the south coast.

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