The cover today’s matchday programme for the Brighton features Fikayo Tomori as its cover star.
The young defender, who is impressing for Chelsea in recent weeks, had a loan spell with this weekend’s opponents a couple of years ago. He is shown on the cover celebrating his wonder strike against Wolves.
Inside there is Frank Lampard's regular manager’s column. He tells supporters: ‘We’ll be looking to sustain some of the good things we saw in the Liverpool performance last weekend, as well as the good feeling we got from the Grimsby display, and channel that into a strong league showing this afternoon.’ Buy the programme to read the rest of the boss’s message.
One of Lampard’s assistants, Chris Jones, recounts his long journey from joining the Academy in 2006 to being an assistant coach with the senior set-up in 2019.The In His Own Words feature has Mateo Kovacic opening up about growing up in Austria, why a broken leg was one of the best things that ever happened to him, and how he is maturing as a footballer.And in Stargazing, former Chelsea player Gary Chivers talks about the time he marked the legendary Johan Cruyff.On a similar note, Journey Home recounts the story of Allan Harris's time at Barcelona as assistant to Terry Venables. It's a great story, well worth a read, and it includes a great tale about Diego Maradona!
This season’s matchday programme remains at £3.50 and is available in and around Stamford Bridge, the Megastore and online. Cashless payment is now available from certain sellers.