Lampard reveals what he noticed in the 1-1 draw against Brighton

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Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw with Brighton on Saturday, in what was the club’s first pre-season game of summer.

Timo Werner showed he’s a live wire who’s keen on the proving himself in his new team, by scoring an early goal. But Chelsea would concede a late goal to finish the game 1-1.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was pleased with the fitness of his team, who only just started pre-season training barely a week ago, compared to the Brighton side that’s been training for a longer time.

Lampard was especially pleased with the first half performance and admitted that it wasn’t about the result, but seeing his side get fitter ahead of the new season.

“It was a good workout for us. It was a tough fixture for us because we have only been back training this week, Brighton have been training longer.

“For the players, the fitness level we are striving for before, now a lot go away on internationals, so it was part of our pre-season plans as such.

“I thought the first half was bright and fresh considering where we are at with those levels, against a good team, so it is not so much the result, we obviously want to win every game, but to see individuals getting fitter, the collective as a team, it was a pretty good day for us.”

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