Premier League: Big-Spending Chelsea Start With Win At Brighton

ISLAMABAD, September 15 (online): Frank Lampard believes Chelsea are already showing the benefits of his 200 million pounds ($257 million) spending spree as they kicked off their Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win at Brighton on Monday. Blues boss Lampard has splashed out on a host of new signings and the early returns on his lavish investment were promising. Germany striker Timo Werner, a 53 million-pound recruit from RB Leipzig, won the penalty that Jorginho converted to put Chelsea ahead. Kai Havertz, who made a 70 million-pound switch from Bayer Leverkusen, wasn’t quite so impactful, but Lampard will be confident there are better days to come from the young Germany forward.

“Timo’s speed to win the penalty showed he is sharp and he was a threat all night. He is very mobile and I liked his performance,” Lampard said.

“With Kai we saw a lot as well. To get these minutes will only be good and both of them will be huge players for this club.”

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was guilty of another mistake when Leandro Trossard equalised for Brighton.

But Reece James’ superb strike put Chelsea back in front before Kurt Zouma’s deflected effort sealed the points.

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