Ahead of Chelsea’s first Premier League game of the season against Brighton on Monday at the Amex Stadium, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has confirmed three new Chelsea signings will be unavailable for the game.
According to Lampard, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva will be unavailable for the game against Brighton.
Lampard told the media: “Hakim Ziyech took an injury to his knee against Brighton in the friendly game so he won’t be fit.
“We hope it’s a matter of weeks, hopefully a couple of weeks but we will have to see on that one.
“Ben Chilwell is working towards fitness. He won’t be fit for Brighton. He has developed and improved this week and going in the right direction, which is good news for us.
“Thiago Silva is now in London but not training with us until the weekend, so I doubt very much he will be in contention for the Brighton game.”