Hakim Ziyech and Chilwell: Chelsea duo to miss start of new season over injuries

Hakim Ziyech and Chilwell: Chelsea duo to miss start of new season over injuries

- Hakim Ziyech and Chilwell have been ruled out of Chelsea's Premier League opener against Brighton

- Both stars who arrived Stamford Bridge this summer are out due to injuries

- Meanwhile, Pulisic should be available for Frank Lampard side as he is expected back in training this week

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Chelsea will be without two of their new signings when the new Premier League season kicks off this weekend.

The Blues brought in a number of quality players to improve their squad for competition next campaign, but the duo of Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell are out due to injuries.

Both stars will be missing when Frank Lampard's men travel to the Amex Stadium on Monday, September 14.

Ziyech was helped out of the pitch in the 54th minute during a preseason match against Brighton last month - a game where Werner opened his goal account for his new side.

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Meanwhile, former Leicester City star who moved to Stamford Bridge in a deal around £50 million has been out since late last season due to a heel problem.

Hakim Ziyech and Chilwell: Chelsea duo to miss start of new season over injuries

Hakim Ziyech after joining Chelsea from Ajax this summer - Getty Images
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SunSport quoting The Athletic report that both stars will miss the start of the new campaign but added that Chilwell has started training on his own at Cobham.

He last featured for the Foxes in their 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on July 4, where he was substituted off at half-time.

However, he managed to pass medical and complete his move to Stamford Bridge despite still healing up from the injury he picked up.

His absence will now give either Cesar Azpilicueta and Reece James a chance to start having recovered from slight knocks.

Christian Pulisic, who was stretched out of Chelsea's FA Cup defeat to Arsenal could be back for the Blues against Brighton.

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The 21-year-old came back early from a terrible hamstring injury and should join the full training sessions this week. And he could be handed the jersey number 10 last worn by Willian.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has confirmed that he consults his wife Christine over his players and their life issues.

The 42-year-old former midfielder took over from Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge in his second year as a manager and led the Blues to a fourth-place finish on the Premier League table.

He also inspired the London club to the FA Cup final but lost to eventual winners Arsenal at the Wembley Stadium last month.

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