Three of our other new signings, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva, are not available for this game and Mateo Kovacic is suspended.
Cesar Azpilicueta does not start so Jorginho takes the captain’s armband. He is joined in midfield by N’Golo Kante and there are also places for Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount. Christian Pulisic, recently back in training after his hamsting injury, is also not involved today. Frank Lampard reported the American has an injury.
Brighton include new signing Adam Lallana and Chelsea youth product Tariq Lamptey, who joined them in January, is in their defence.
Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen are the centre-backs.
Chelsea: Kepa; James, Christensen, Zouma, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho (c); Havertz, Loftus-Cheek, Mount; Werner.
Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Abraham.
Brighton: Ryan; White, Dunk (c), Webster; Lamptey, Lallana, Bissouma, Alzate, March; Maupay, Trossard.
Subs: Steele, Stephens, Burn, Connolly, Gross, Veltman, Jahanbakhsh.
The referee is Craig Pawson.