Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has said new signings Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell will miss the Blues’ first Premier League game against Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday due to injuries.
Lampard also revealed that fellow new signing Thiago Silva is unlikely to play.
Chelsea start their Premier League season away to Brighton the Seagulls on Monday but Lampard is set to be without several of his new arrivals.
Ziyech and left-back Chilwell are not expected to be fit enough to feature, while Brazil defender Silva is not yet training with the rest of the first team.
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“Hakim Ziyech took an injury to a knee against Brighton so won’t be fit. Hopefully it’s a matter of weeks, a couple of weeks but we have to see,” Lampard said at Thursday’s press conference.
“Ben Chilwell is working towards fitness and improved this week. He’s going in the right direction but…
Source: Complete Sports