Chelsea began the new Premier League season with a 3-1 victory away at Brighton.

Two big signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz made their debuts. Werner in particular was in top form and was rewarded with a penalty in the 21st minute as Mat Ryan swiped at his legs, which Jorginho converted in the 23rd minute.

But Brighton levelled the game when Leandro Trossard fired home in the 54th minute, with Kepa Arrizabalaga’s ability to deal with long-range strikes once again called into question.

Chelsea restored their lead less than two minutes later when Reece James drilled home his first Premier League goal in the 56th minute.

Kurt Zouma then nabbed a goal himself with his shot diverting off the toe of Adam Webster, leaving Ryan rooted to the spot.

Next, Brighton will begin their Carabao Cup campaign in midweek as they face Portsmouth on Thursday before making the trip to Newcastle for a premier league match on Sunday.

Chelsea take on Champions Liverpool in a premier league clash same day.