EPL MD 1 line up: Werner and Havertz starts for Chelsea as Lallana debuts for Seagulls; Brighton vs Chelsea
Seagulls summer signing Adam Lallana has faced Chelsea more than any other side in the top-flight without registering a single goal or assist in nine appearances.
Frank Lampard has given debutants, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz their Premier League taste as Chelsea hopes to begin their new campaign with a win at the Amex.
This is the third time Chelsea start a Premier League campaign on a Monday, with the Blues going on to win the title on the previous two occasions in 2014/15 and 2016/17.
N’Golo Kante joins Loftus-Cheek and Jorginho in midfield, with Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen preferred at center-back in what looks like a back four.
Adam Lallana who joined Brighton & Hove Albion from Liverpool is the new face in their lineup.