Premier League: Brighton 1-3 Chelsea

Premier League: Brighton 1-3 Chelsea
Tariq Lamptey
Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey was given a rating of 7.75

Chelsea got off to a winning start in the Premier League this season but it was one of their former players who was rated the man of the match on the BBC Sport website.

Left-back Tariq Lamptey left Chelsea for Brighton in January and he impressed against his former club, making more tackles and interceptions than any of his team-mates as well as excelling going forward.

“He’s fun to watch, isn’t he?” said Seagulls manager Graham Potter afterwards, who said the 19-year-old’s approach is “refreshing”.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said the Blues “tried to keep him” after he made it into the first-team squad, but could not convince the defender to stay.

“You have to give him a bit of credit because he wanted to play games. He’ll be a great player here [at Brighton],” Lampard added.

Lamptey picked up the highest rating but how did Chelsea’s debutants Timo Werner and Kai Havertz get on? Find out below.

  • Reaction to Chelsea’s win over Brighton

Player of the match

LampteyTariq Lamptey

with an average of 7.75

Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Squad number2Player nameLamptey

  2. Squad number11Player nameTrossard

  3. Squad number20Player nameMarch

  4. Squad number3Player nameWhite

  5. Squad number8Player nameBissouma

  6. Squad number14Player nameLallana

  7. Squad number5Player nameDunk

  8. Squad number7Player nameConnolly

  9. Squad number4Player nameWebster

  10. Squad number9Player nameMaupay

  11. Squad number17Player nameAlzate

  12. Squad number1Player nameRyan

  13. Squad number13Player nameGroß

  14. Squad number16Player nameJahanbakhsh


  1. Squad number24Player nameJames

  2. Squad number11Player nameWerner

  3. Squad number7Player nameKanté

  4. Squad number15Player nameZouma

  5. Squad number5Player nameJorginho

  6. Squad number8Player nameBarkley

  7. Squad number4Player nameChristensen

  8. Squad number19Player nameMount

  9. Squad number28Player nameAzpilicueta

  10. Squad number20Player nameHudson-Odoi

  11. Squad number29Player nameHavertz

  12. Squad number3Player nameAlonso

  13. Squad number12Player nameLoftus-Cheek

  14. Squad number1Player nameArrizabalaga

XL subscribe to our newsletter banner

Get the latest news and advice on COVID-19, direct from the experts in your inbox. Join hundreds of thousands who trust experts by subscribing to our newsletter.

Send your news and stories to us or and WhatsApp: +447747873668.

Before you go...

Democratic norms are being stress-tested all over the world, and the past few years have thrown up all kinds of questions we didn't know needed clarifying – how long is too long for a parliamentary prorogation? How far should politicians be allowed to intervene in court cases? To monitor these issues as closely as we have in the past we need your support, so please consider donating to The Climax News Room.