Chelsea's attacking stars have been, and will continue to be, a talking point. There are seemingly a million of them, after all. The club has gone crazy, signing forwards left, right and centre with seemingly little regard as to how the puzzle pieces will fit.
On Saturday night against Brighton, though, three key members of that attack dazzled with goals, making quite a statement as the Blues pre-season rolls on.
Mykhailo Mudryk, Nicolas Jackson and Christopher Nkunku all got on the scoresheet in Chelsea's 4-3 win over Brighton, a match that proved remarkably end-to-end considering the fact that Brighton went down to 10 men with half an hour remaining. Conor Gallagher also netted, but make no mistake, this day was all about the Blues' attackers.
Chelsea's midfield often struggled, with one potential solution to their problems, Moises Caicedo, left out of Brighton's squad. And their defence was cut open a bit too easily by a Brighton team that was down a man.
Those problems are a bit easier to sort out as pre-season goes on. The principle concern for Chelsea has been a horrible lack of goals, with that issue dooming them last season. It's early, but it appears there are a few more in this group, with signings from both this season and last looking set to play a big part.
GOAL analyses at what we learned during the clash at Lincoln Financial Field...