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2020-21 English Premier League
  • Leandro Trossard (54')
  • Jorginho (23' PEN)
  • Reece James (56')
  • Kurt Zouma (66')

Chelsea beat Brighton to begin 2020-21 Premier League campaign

Chelsea kicked off their 2020-21 Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win at Brighton on Monday.

Jorginho converted an early penalty before Reece James and Kurt Zouma sealed the three points with second-half strikes after Leandro Trossard leveled the score for Brighton in the 54th minute.

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Frank Lampard's men got off to an ideal start after 23 minutes. New signing Timo Werner drew a penalty after he was taken down by Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan, and Jorginho stepped up to give the Blues the lead.

Chelsea kept their advantage into half-time but Trossard equalised nine minutes after the break to settle the hosts.

However, James struck back moments later with a rocket from well outside the box and Zouma added a third 10 minutes later with a side-footed volley from a James corner that took a wicked deflection before beating a helpless Ryan in goal.

Chelsea next face champions Liverpool in a juicy Premier League encounter on Sunday. While Brighton will host Portsmouth in an EFL Cup second round match on Thursday before visiting Newcastle in the league on Sunday.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 22 +41 56
2 Liverpool 21 +37 45
3 Chelsea 22 +28 43
4 West Ham United 22 +11 37
5 Arsenal 20 +8 35
6 Tottenham Hotspur 18 +3 33
7 Manchester United 20 +3 32
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 +2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 20 0 28
10 Leicester City 18 -2 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford 21 -9 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton 19 -10 19
17 Watford 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley 17 -11 11