Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has provided an injury update on his players ahead of the Premier League encounter at home to Brighton and Hove Albion.
Lampard and his players will face Brighton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
Ahead of the game, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard told reporters that defender Antonio Rudiger will miss the Brighton game with a groin problem.
German international Antonio Rudiger is the first choice centre back at Chelsea and he has had a torrid start to the new season because of injury.
On Olivier Giroud, Frank Lampard said that the French striker is a doubt for the Brighton game as he’s struggling to recover from illness.
Chelsea centre back Andreas Christensen has returned to training after injury and he’s in contention to feature against Brighton later this weekend.
Frank Lampard also talked about Christian Pulisic who has not played much football for Chelsea since joining the club in the summer.
According to his manager, Pulisic needs to adapt to the Premier League though Lampard was quick to point out that he has shown a glimpse of his brilliance during preseason and the season proper.
Frank Lampard went on to rule out the duo of left-back Emerson Palmieri and midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek for the Brighton game.
Man Utd Midfielder Singled Out For Praise After Brighton Win
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has singled out midfielder Fred after the victory over Brighton and Hove Albion in their Premier League clash at the weekend.
Former champions Manchester United returned to winning ways on the Premier League stage with the 3-1 victory over the Seagulls at the Theatre of Dreams.
In his post-match reaction to the game, Solskjaer singled out Fred for praise as he said that the Brazilian international was the catalyst for the win.
Fred has been one of the best Manchester United players in recent games as the former Shakthar Donetsk player has benefited from the absence of Paul Pogba due to injury.
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Frenchman Pogba is still working his way back to fitness from an ankle injury.
The Manchester United midfielder has been battling with an ankle injury but there’s light at the end of the tunnel as he’s expected to return to action before the end of this month.
For now, Fred has done well in his absence including his man-of-the-match performance against Brighton.
Andreas Pereira, Davy Propper’s own goal and Marcus Rashford got the goals for the Red Devils, while Brighton skipper Lewis Dunk scored the consolation for his team at the Theatre of Dreams.
Premier League: Probable Man Utd XI vs Brighton
Manchester United produced one of their best performances this season following the dominant win over Partizan Belgrade FC of Serbia in the Europa League.
The Red Devils booked their place in the last 32 of the Europa League with an emphatic 3-0 win over Partizan Belgrade courtesy the goals from Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, and Marcus Rashford.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has led his team to four victories from the last five games in all competitions and he would be hoping that the Red Devils continue their good form when they face Brighton and Hove Albion at home.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rested some of his players for the Partizan Belgrade with the likes of David De Gea and Daniel James rested for the game against the Serbians in the Europa League.
The Norwegian tactician has led the Red Devils to 10th spot on the Premier League table after four defeats from the first 11 games.
Solskjaer would be hoping that his team can bounce back from the 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth in the last league game.
Probable Manchester United XI vs Brighton: David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Ashley Young; Scott McTominay, Fred, Andreas Pereira; Daniel James, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Daniel James.
Lampard Singles Out One Player After Win Over Brighton
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has praised one of his players on the back of the easy win over Brighton and Hove Albion in their Premier League meeting on Saturday evening.
Frank Lampard singled out young midfielder Mason Mount for praise after the game against Brighton at home.
Chelsea defeated Brighton 2-0 courtesy two second-half goals from Jorginho (penalty) and Willian.
The Blues were frustrated in the first half which ended in a goalless draw in addition to the fact that they had 17 shots in just 45 minutes.
Mason Mount capitalized on an error from Brighton defender Adam Webster to give Chelsea a good chance of breaking the deadlock.
The young Englishman was brought down by summer signing Webster and that led to the opening goal of the game from Italian international midfielder Jorginho who made no mistake from the penalty spot.
Chelsea doubled their lead towards the end of the game via the aforementioned Willian.
Apart from the penalty incident, Mason Mount had a very good game and that led to the praise from his manager.
Mason Mount has been in very good form for Chelsea since returning from a successful spell at English Championship side Derby County in the summer.
Frank Lampard Wins First Game At Stamford Bridge
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard won his first game at home as the Blues boss following the straightforward win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.
Lampard and Chelsea played hosts to Brighton and it was the home side who triumphed at the end of the week seven encounter at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea had failed to win their first three games at home in the Premier League under the guidance of Frank Lampard before the game against Brighton.
Lampard had previously led Chelsea to two draws and one loss before the home game against the Seagulls.
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Chelsea started their home campaign in the league with a 1-1 draw with Leicester City before they were forced to a 2-2 draw by newly promoted side Sheffield United who came from two goals down to earn a share of the spoils.
Chelsea lost 2-1 to league leaders Liverpool in their last home game in the Premier League.
The Blues initially struggled to break down the Seagulls as they had 17 shots in the first half without any end product.
The situation changed at the start of the second half when Ross Barkley was brought down in the box and Italian international Jorginho converted the penalty to give Chelsea the lead.
Willian wrapped up the easy win with his strike towards the end of the game.
Premier League: Brighton Boss Singles Out Three Players Ahead Of Chelsea Clash
Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter has singled out three Chelsea players for praise ahead of their Premier League clash on Saturday afternoon.
Chelsea host Brighton in a week seven encounter in the Premier League.
Brighton boss Graham Potter talked about the Chelsea players during his pre-match press conference on Friday.
He praised the quality of the Chelsea trio of Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount before adding that he came across them in the English Championship last season.
Graham Potter was the manager at English Championship club Swansea City before being appointed the Brighton manager this summer.
Brighton sacked former manager Chris Hughton at the end of last season and he was replaced by the aforementioned Graham Potter.
The new Brighton boss faced the Chelsea trio of Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount while he was in the Championship last season.
The three players were on loan at English Championship clubs from Chelsea last season.
Tammy Abraham was the star striker for Aston Villa as they gained promotion to the Premier League from the Championship via the playoffs.
Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori were on loan at Derby County last season as the Rams missed out on Premier League promotion after losing the playoff final to the aforementioned Aston Villa.
EPL: Owen Predicts Chelsea Versus Brighton
Former Manchester United, Stoke City and Newcastle United striker Michael Owen has had his say on the upcoming Premier League clash between Chelsea and Brighton and Hove Albion.
Chelsea will host Brighton at Stamford Bridge this weekend.
Premier League legend Michael Owen predicted the Chelsea versus Brighton game in a chat with BetVictor.
According to him, hosts Chelsea will beat Brighton in the week seven clash in the Premier League.
Chelsea have not won any home league game in the Premier League this season.
The Blues have not won in three home games this season and that could change at the fourth time of asking ahead of Brighton clash.
Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw with Leicester City in the first home game of the season before being forced to a 2-2 draw with newly promoted side Sheffield United.
The Blues played their third and final home league game till date last weekend.
Chelsea were beaten 2-1 at home to league leaders Liverpool last weekend.
The Blues also lost 1-0 to Spanish La Liga club Valencia at home in the Champions League.
Their four-game winless run at home ended in midweek following the 7-1 victory over Grimsby Town in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
Chelsea Handed Double Injury boost Ahead Of Brighton Clash
West London giants Chelsea have been handed a double injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Brighton and Hove Albion at the weekend.
Chelsea host Brighton at Stamford Bridge in a week seven clash.
Ahead of the Brighton game, Frank Lampard confirmed that the duo of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James are in the squad.
Lampard confirmed this during his pre-match press conference on Friday morning.
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James both made a return from injury for the Carabao Cup clash in midweek.
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The two players were on target as Chelsea thrashed English League Two side Grimsby Town 7-1 in their Carabao Cup third round clash.
Callum Hudson-Odoi played his first game of the season for Chelsea after recovering from a serious Achilles injury.
He suffered the injury at the end of last season.
On his part, right-back Reece James also played his first game of the season after recovering from the injury that he sustained while he was on duty with England’s junior team this summer.
Frank Lampard led Chelsea to only his first win at home since he was appointed the Blues manager in the summer and he would be targeting a second straight win ahead of the Brighton game.
Arsenal Target Set To Undergo Medical
Genk star Leandro Trossard is closing in on a move to Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion after the player flew into the United Kingdom (UK) for his medical on Tuesday morning.
Leandro Trossard was previously a transfer target of North London giants Arsenal and newly promoted Premier League club Aston Villa.
The 24-year-old is on the verge of sealing a big money move to the Premier League after Brighton agreed on a deal with his club Genk.
Both clubs had earlier agreed on a deal of around £18m for the 24-year-old Belgian attacker.
Leandro Trossard was strongly linked with a move to Arsenal during the winter transfer window in January but the Gunners were unable to seal a deal for him.
Arsenal wanted to sign the Genk player on loan during the January transfer window but the proposal was met with resistance from the Belgian club.
Leandro Trossard scored 14 goals and also provided seven assists for Genk in 34 games in all competitions during the recently concluded season.
In addition, the Belgian attacker scored eight goals in 11 appearances in the Europa League this season.
In total, the player scored 22 goals for Genk as well as seven assists in 45 games over two competitions namely the Belgian top flight league and the Europa League.