Everything you need to know about this weekend's game against Brighton and Hove Albion...
When and where
The match takes place at Stamford Bridge on Saturday 28 September. Kick-off is 3pm UK time.
Latest Chelsea team news
Andreas Christensen 'should be okay', according to Lampard, but Toni Rudiger remains unavailable. Olivier Giroud has recovered from an illness and could feature, while longer-term absentees Emerson and Ruben Loftus-Cheek remain unavailable.
Latest Brighton team news
Glenn Murray has trained with the team this week and will be fine for the game. Shane Duffy sustained a calf injury against Aston Villa and has gone for a scan, meaning the defender is likely to be out for weeks rather than days.
Leandro Trossard is making good progress, but this weekend’s game comes too soon for the Belgian, as it also does for Solly March, Bernardo and Leon Balogun.
Alireza Jahanbakhsh could come into contention after spending time out on the sidelines, but a late fitness check will be made.
Chelsea vs Brighton head to head record
Brighton are one of only two teams Chelsea have a 100 per cent winning record against in the league. The other is Northampton (two games in 1965/66).
Chelsea and Brighton meet for only for the ninth occasion in the league (fifth in the top flight) and 13th overall. We have a 100 per cent record in the league and overall we have won 10 of the 12 encounters in all competitions.
Among sides they have faced in English league football, Chelsea are the only team Brighton have failed to beat.
Brighton have lost each of their past 10 games against Chelsea in all competitions, conceding 23 goals and scoring twice in return.
Brighton’s only victory against the Blues was in the third round of the FA Cup in 1932/33 (our first meeting). George Barber scored our only goal in a 1-2 defeat.
A defeat for Brighton would set a record since the Football League began in 1888 for most games against an opponent while losing each game (currently eight defeats) – Bournemouth also lost all eight of their games against Wimbledon between 1977 and 1984.
How to Watch?
As the game is a Saturday 3pm kick-off, it is not being broadcast live in the UK, but highlights will be available on the Fifth Stand App and this website from two hours after the final whistle.
How to Listen live?
Chelsea TV will be providing live audio commentary on the Fifth Stand App and this website, and there will also be live text commentary on those platforms.
Who is the referee and who is in charge of VAR?
Referee: Chris KavanaghVAR: Tim Robinson