Lampard confirms Thiago Silva will not be ready for Brighton vs Chelsea


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Chelsea are set to kick off their 2020/21 season in four days’ time.

The Londoners’ first test of the campaign sees them tasked with a trip to Brighton on Monday the 14th of September.

Chelsea largely got the better of the Seagulls last term, though they were held to a draw in one of the two meetings between the sides.

Graham Potter’s men also managed to secure a share of the spoils in a recent pre-season friendly meeting with the Blues, during which Timo Werner scored his first goal in a Chelsea shirt.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 09: Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on November 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Silva, Chilwell and Ziyech to miss out vs Brighton

Ahead of Chelsea’s first outing of 2020/21, Frank Lampard held his latest press conference on Thursday afternoon.

During the presser, the Blues boss confirmed that his side are currently faced with a number of personnel issues.

It was reported on Monday that neither Hakim Ziyech or Ben Chilwell would be fit to feature versus Brighton.

And Lampard has since confirmed that the pair will indeed miss out, whilst also revealing that another of the Londoners’ summer additions is not quite ready to feature.

The man in question is Thiago Silva, who Lampard confirmed has not yet trained, and will therefore not be involved this weekend:

Lampard did not mention Christian Pulisic in his presser, but as we covered on Wednesday, the American is expected to be in contention to feature.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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