Brighton 1 Chelsea 1 LIVE REACTION: Timo Werner opens account for Blues but Ziyech off injured in Amex stalemate – The Sun

CHELSEA fans will be delighted at the instant impact of Timo Werner as the German netted just FOUR minutes into his first game for the Blues.

Frank Lampard's side lacked a cutting edge though and after Hakim Ziyech was forced from the field with a second half knock, Pascal Gross hammered in a late penalty to snatch a draw.

  • Final score: Brighton 1-1 Chelsea (Gross pen 89'; Werner 4')

Follow all the reaction from the Amex friendly with our live blog below…

  • CHELSEA PLAYER RATINGS

    Frank Lampard seemed pleased enough with the afternoon's events in his post match comments.

    And you can read what SunSport's William Pugh thought of the Blues' individual performances on the south coast HERE.

  • THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT(ON)

    Brighton thanked the fans who made the trip to the Amex today for the first time since March.

    The Seagulls supporters in the stadium were lucky enough to see their side grab a 1-1 draw against Frank Lampard's team.

  • NOT FEELING TOO BLUE

  • HAD A GREAT TIMO

    Timo Werner was quick to tweet after his first goal in a Chelsea shirt…

  • FULL-TIME!

    Brighton 1 – 1 Chelsea.

  • BRIGHTON 1 – 1 CHELSEA

    90+4. CHELSEA SUB

    Giroud OFF

    Castillo ON

  • BRIGHTON 1 – 1 CHELSEA

    90. Giroud is down injured.

    Took a blow as he went for a header in the box.

    Physio is on.

  • BRIGHTON 1 – 1 CHELSEA

    89. Baker with the original foul, the referee seemed to wave it away before changing his mind.

    But Gross made no mistake unlike Maupay earlier in the game.

  • GOALLLLLLLLLLL!

    PASCAL GROSS SMASHES IT INTO THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER!!!

    1-1!

  • PENALTY TO BRIGHTON!!!

  • BRIGHTON 0 – 1 CHELSEA

    85. Dangerous looking free-kick for Brighton after Ampadu pulled Alireza Jahanbakhsh back.

    But it comes to nothing.

  • BRIGHTON 0 – 1 CHELSEA

    85. The Blues still trying to play out from the back even at this late stage.

    But I'm pretty sure half the team are still trying to learn each other's names.

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    83. Seagulls fans still in good voice urging their new-look team to grab an equaliser.

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    78. BRIGHTON SUB!

    Walton OFF

    Sanchez ON

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    76. The stretcher carriers are on, fully decked out on white medical suits and masks and Walton's leg is being put in a brace.

    Shame, he's only been on half an hour.

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    72. Brighton keeper Christian Walton looks in a bad way here.

    He took an awkward fall when coming for a cross and has done something serious to his ankle.

    Physios are on dealing with him but are calling for a stretcher.

  • BRIGHTON 0 – 1 CHELSEA

    64. Chelsea subs!

    ON

    McCormick

    Vale

    OFF

    Hudson-Odoi

    Loftus-Cheek

  • BRIGHTON 0 – 1 CHELSEA

    67. CHANCE!

    Pascal Gross decided to shoot from a direct free-kick from 30 yards and the bending, dipping strike flashed just wide of the far post.

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    64. Chelsea subs!

    OFF

    James

    ON

    Lawrence

  • BRIGHTON 0 – 1 CHELSEA

    60. Chelsea subs!

    ON

    Ampadu

    Giroud

    OFF

    Werner

    Kovacic

  • BRIGHTON 0 – 1 CHELSEA

    60. Brighton have done EIGHT subs on the hour mark. Here they are…

  • BRIGHTON 0 – 1 CHELSEA

    57. CHANCE!

    The free-kick teased in from the left and Webster rose like a salmon from around eight yards out and his header beat Caballero but cannoned back off the crossbar.

    Much more exciting half after the break here at the Amex.

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    56. And a little bit of handbags between Solly March and Reece James on the near side.

    A classic exchange of pushes after a ball was kicked away when out for a throw in.

    Then just moments later, James pulls March back and Brighton have a free-kick in a dangerous position.

  • BRIGHTON 0 – 1 CHELSEA

    55. SUB – CHELSEA!

    Ziyech OFF

    Gallagher ON

    Doesn't look good for Ziyech as he limped off with the physios.

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    53. Ziyech takes a speculative effort from miles out and it looks like he has injured his ankle!

    Could be bad news here…

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