- Chelsea will take on Brighton in their season opener on Monday night, September 14
- Of the five major new signings, only Werner and Havertz are in contention of a starting place
- Ziyech and Chilwell are understood to nursing knee injuries with just days to the new season
Chelsea fans will have to wait a little longer before they see three of their new signings in action.
The Blues have added an array of players within their ranks this summer in a spending spree amounting to more than £200million.
German pair Timo Werner and Kai Havertz headline a list of players who recently joined the west London club.
Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva are the other players who will also be sporting Chelsea shirts ahead of the upcoming season.
However, unlike Werner and Havertz, the other three are set to miss the west London side's season opener against Brighton on Monday night, September 14.
Frank Lampard confirmed the trio will play no part in the fixture, with both Ziyech and Chilwell understood to be nursing knee injuries.
Ziyech picked his injury during his Chelsea debut against Brighton in a pre-season friendly.
Chilwell, on the other hand, is understood to have completed his Stamford Bridge switch with a knee problem picked during his spell with Leicester City.
Lampard, however, confirmed Silva will be joining his new teammates for his first training session this weekend.
"Hakim Ziyech took an injury to his knee against Brighton and he he won’t be fit, hopefully it’s a matter of weeks, we have to see," the Chelsea boss said in his pre-match press conference.
"Chilwell is working towards fitness but he won’t be fit. He’s developed and improved so it’s good news. Thiago is now in London but he’s not training with us until the weekend so I doubt he will be in contention for Brighton," he added.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Premier League side Chelsea have been having it rosy this summer as far as transfer is concerned as the Blues' gaffer Frank Lampard has been able to sign some big stars ahead of new season.
Kai Havertz and Ziyech are among the big names who will be playing for Chelsea in the coming season in all competitions.
Chelsea failed to win any title at the 2019/20 Premier League season which made Frank Lampard and his chiefs to enter the transfer market so as to bolster their squad.
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