Timo Werner impressed on his Chelsea debut on Monday night, as the team started the new Premier League season with a 3-1 away victory against Brighton.

Frank Lampard’s side earned three points and went into half-time with a one-goal lead, after Jorginho had slotted in a penalty that was awarded when goalkeeper Mat Ryan fouled Werner in the box.

Brighton equalised early in the second-half with a low shot from distance the found the bottom corner, but almost instantly Blues right-back Reece James restored the lead with a thunderbolt goal from long-range.

French centre-back Kurt Zouma added a third shortly after with his goal from a corner and wrapped up a win for a side that are under huge pressure to do well this season due to a busy transfer window.

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Lampard singled out new signing Werner for praise following his eye-catching debut, as the centre-forward showed his electric pace at times and some real intelligent moments.

“I love the way Timo pops up in different areas . He’s not a frontman that attaches to centre-backs so much, sometimes he starts off from a little bit deeper, when he goes he goes,” Lampard told Sky Sports’ Main Event channel (10:25pm, 14 September).

“For the penalty the ball was slightly overplayed but he still gets there and he has that about him. I thought we saw a lot of signs from Timo Werner tonight and what he’s going to bring.”

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Chelsea fans saw new boy Kai Havertz in action against Brighton, but it was teammate Werner that stole the show with a really encouraging display despite failing to get on the scoresheet.

Werner earned the foul for Jorginho’s penalty and would have been one-on-one with the goalkeeper if not for a better pass from attacking midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

The 24-year-old German striker injected some serious quality to the team with his pace and movement, so there should be plenty more to come from him in the coming weeks.

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