Timo Werner with Kai Havertz set to start for Chelsea’s new-look team. The game has come too soon for Kai Havertz but Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva are yet to train with the first team and Hakim Ziyench not fit for the game.
Former Liverpool player Adam Lallana and Ben White who went on loan at Leeds last season are now at Brighton and are in line to make their debuts for Brighton.
Venue: Amex Stadium
Referee: Craig Pawson
Last season Brighton drew 1-1 with Chelsea on matchday one
BRIGHTON: Steele, Sanchez, Bernardo, Burn, Roberts, Alzate, Gross, Sanders, Mac Allister, Veltman, Molumby, Jahanbakhsh, Propper.
Proper is doubtful to play, injure players Izquierdo, and Walton. There no suspended player. Last season Brighton had 55 yellow cards and 2 red cards.
Maupay scored 10 goals to be their top scorer last season.
Chelsea bench: Caballero, James, Rudiger, Emerson, Tiago Silva, Tomori, Jorginho, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Pulisic, Abraham.
Thiago Silva is doubtful with Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, and Gilmour on the injury list.
Kovacic is suspended for one match. Chelsea had 60 yellow cards with no red cards last season.
Abraham scored 15 goals to be Chelsea’s top scorer.