TORRES AND HAZARD START AT BRIGHTON

Fernando Torres makes his first start of pre-season for this afternoon’s game at Brighton & Hove Albion, while there is also a start for Eden Hazard, his first on English soil since joining the club.

Hazard’s fellow new signing Marko Marin, meanwhile, misses out with a slight knock, while youngsters Lucas Piazon and Romelu Lukaku start on the bench.

Today’s team in full:

1.Petr Cech
2.Branislav Ivanovic
3.Ashley Cole
5.Michael Essien
7.Ramires
8.Frank Lampard
9.Fernando Torres
16.Raul Meireles
17.Eden Hazard
24.Gary Cahill
26.John Terry (c)

Substitutes: Ross Turnbull, David Luiz, John Mikel Obi, Romelu Lukaku, Paulo Ferreira, Sam Hutchinson, Yossi Benayoun, Lucas Piazon.

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