Hakim Ziyech’s Chelsea debut started perfectly but came to an early end on Saturday, with the winger forced off with an injury.
Playing in front of 2,500 fans to test some small steps back to normality amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Blues travelled down to Brighton and the Amex Stadium for a pre-season friendly.
The fixture gave Frank Lampard a chance to see his new signings Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, who arrived for a combined £90m this summer.
Both exciting signings had an instant impact, with Ziyech floating the type of pin-point ball Ajax fans loved, finding Callum Hudson-Odoi whose botched attempt at a header fell to Werner, who slotted in cooly for his first Chelsea goal.
After the break Ziyech’s involvement ended though, as the Moroccan was wrong-footed by the touchline and appeared to twist awkwardly.
The 27-year-old rejoined the action in discomfort but didn’t last long, asking Lampard to haul him off as the English boss sent 20-year-old Conor Gallagher on in his place.