Frank Lampard’s team selection for this evening’s Premier League fixture against Brighton and Hove Albion has got a number of Chelsea fans talking.
Of the six new arrivals in a busy summer transfer window for the Blues so far, it was confirmed last Friday that Hakim Ziyech would miss the game at the Amex Stadium through injury.
Meanwhile, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva are unavailable as expected for fitness-related reasons.
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Therefore, the question among many supporters was how many debutants would be on show for the big-spenders?
Well, the answer is two.
Germany internationals Timo Werner and Kai Havertz are handed a taste of Premier League football in a very strong line-up named by Lampard.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek gets a rare start, while Mason Mount joins Jorginho and N’Golo Kante in the middle of the park with Mateo Kovacic missing through suspension.
Chelsea XI: Kepa; James, Christensen, Zouma, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho; Mount, Loftus-Cheek, Havertz; Werner
Most of the reaction from Chelsea supporters on social media has centred around the inclusions of Havertz and Werner in the starting XI.
Take a look at some of the best responses on Twitter…
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