Lampard To Be Without Six Key Chelsea Players For Premier League Clash With Brighton

Brighton face the daunting task of facing a Chelsea side that have been bolstered by over £200m worth of attacking talent.

But Frank Lampard is unlikely to have a fully-fit squad for their trip to the south coast.

See the injury doubts for the visitors next Monday.

Ben Chilwell

The £50m new recruit is suffering with a heel injury he sustained toward the end of last season with Leicester, and is back to individual training but remains a major doubt. Marcos Alonso will likely start in his absence.

Reece James

The highly-rated 20-year-old right-back has since suffered a knock.

He was forced to withdraw from England Under-21 duty, but it’s reportedly not serious and he could still yet return for next Monday’s Premier League clash.

Hakim Ziyech

former Ajax forward Hakim Ziyech went down with a knee injury which Lampard described as a “small twist”. It’s another one that’s not expected to be especially serious or long-term, but it could potentially keep him sidelined for the opener.

Christian Pulisic

American international Christian Pulisic was forced off with a hamstring injury at Wembley as Chelsea went on to lose 2-1 to Arsenal.

The 21-year-old hasn’t featured for Chelsea in pre-season and isn’t expected to return for Brighton away.

Billy Gilmour

The energetic young midfielder faces a long injury lay-off after undergoing a knee operation back in July. Lampard confirmed he’ll be out for three to four months.

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Mateo Kovacic (suspended)

The midfielder is fit and firing but he’ll play no part on Monday.

He’s suspended, having been shown two yellow cards in the FA Cup final.

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