Chelsea newcomers Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell will miss the start of the Premier League season.
The Blues have been ruthless in the summer transfer window – signing Ziyech (£37m), Chilwell (£50m), Timo Werner (£53m), Kai Havertz (£89m) while also completing free transfers for Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr.
However, Chelsea fans will have to wait to see both Ziyech and Chilwell in action after they are set to miss the start of the
campaign – in which they begin away at Brighton on Monday – due to injury as Blues manager Frank Lampard stated.
Ziyech twisted his knee during Chelsea’s friendly against Brighton 11 days ago, which forced him off in the 54th minute at the Amex Stadium.
Chilwell is still struggling with a heel injury after signing from Leicester – he has been working his way back to full fitness after picking up the problem
against Crystal Palace on July 4.