Timo Werner and Kai Havertz both made their debuts for the Blues in their opening 3-1 victory against Brighton last weekend, but the fixture comes too early for Thiago Silva and Hakim Ziyech. 

Liverpool, too, have lurched into the transfer market, signing both Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota this week. Jurgen Klopp’s side kicked off their defence with a thrilling 4-3 victory against Leeds. Follow all the action live below:


“It helps when you have a coach who really believes in you,” says Lamptey in his post-match interview with Sky Sports. He was exceptional for Brighton today. At 19, he looks like a player who could go onto big things in the Premier League.

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Full time

That’s it! A hugely impressive win for Brighton, who dominated at St James’ Park from the start. Maupay got two early on, and Connolly sealed it in the second half. This bodes well for Potter’s side for the season to come.

Newcastle, meanwhile, were very poor and still look like a team with no real plan, no direction or defined style of play. Already, it feels like they need to change something.

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90+3 min

Maupay, still searching for his hat-trick, works the ball onto his left foot and curls a shot off target.

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90+1 min

Brighton break from a Newcastle corner and Trossard does well to pick out Jahanbakhsh in the box. His shot is blocked and he’s denied a goal with his first touch.

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90+1 min

There’ll be three added minutes.

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90 min

Brighton make a final change as Jahanbakhsh replaces Connolly.

Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 15:52


89 min

Red card! Bissouma, who’s been excellent today, is sent off. It was a nasty one, even if he didn’t mean it, and it ultimately won’t have an impact on this game. 

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88 min

Referee Kevin Friend has been called across to view the monitor after that incident. It was clearly unintentional from Bissouma, but it was dangerous and might warrant a red card.

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86 min

Lewis gets a boot to the face from Bissouma, who was attempting to flick the ball away. He goes into the book for the high foot and Newcastle’s physios rush on to stem the bleeding from Lewis’ nose.

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85 min

A third goal is no less than Brighton deserve. On the basis of this performance there’ll be no relegation concerns for them this season. Newcastle, though, might be a different story.

Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 15:47