Chelsea was inevitably expected. After a summer recruitment that exceeded 220 million euros, we could not wait to see this Blues team in action. And we were a little disappointed. In the first act, it was the Seagulls who were the sharpest, giving themselves great opportunities. Neal Maupay saw his head pass over a good serve from Lamptey, while the heavy cross strike from the right signed Alzate (35th) was hardly repelled by Kepa. Previously (21st), Werner was broke by Ryan after a big mistake from the home defense and the penalty was transformed by Jorginho. 1-0, the score at the break, against the course of the game. A score that would evolve in the second act.
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Indeed, from the 55th minute, a nice rolled up signed Trossard deceived the vigilance of Kepa after a nice action of the Seagulls (1-1). A (very) short-lived joy, however. Since the overpowering strike from the right side of Chelsea Reece-James allowed the Blues to regain the advantage a few seconds after the local equalizer (1-2). The game was racing and three minutes after these two goals, Dunk missed a clear goal for Brighton, not setting a header six yards from the goal guarded by Kepa. A clumsiness punished by the Blues (66th) with the 1-3 goal scored thanks to a deflected shot from Kurt Zouma following a corner from Reece-James. Better organized, the Blues dominated the rest of the match, managing their lead against a Brighton team that had missed its chance. Chelsea therefore won 3-1 and this is not thanks to their expensive attackers, but rather thanks to their defending scorers.