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Chelsea start the new Premier League season with an away trip to Brighton on Monday night.
The Blues played a 1-1 draw with Brighton in a friendly fixture last week, but the Seagulls manager Graham Potter, had revealed that he’s expecting Chelsea to fight for the title this season after a strong summer transfer window.
Meanwhile, despite Chelsea’s signings in the transfer market, Potter admitted that he will be relishing a challenge against the new improved Blues side, hinting that his side won’t back down from the challenge.
“The intention is clear,” Brighton manager Graham Potter said during the pre-Chelsea presser on Friday, as quoted by BT Sport.
“They want to compete at the top. They had a really good season in terms of finishing fourth with a transfer embargo and introducing new young players and playing in the Champions League.
“I’m guessing for a club like Chelsea and for someone like Frank who has competed at the top for most of his career, they will want to push on and try to compete for the title.
“It looks like they have recruited well and got some really good players in to addition to the good players they have already, and they will be a strong side, there’s no doubt about that.
“We expect them to be a force again, but this is the Premier League and we look forward to the challenge.”