Get the FREE Mirror Football newsletter by email with the day’s key headlines and transfer news
Sign upWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeInvalid Email
Alan Shearer has omitted any Chelsea players from his first team of the week for the new Premier League season.
Frank Lampard’s side beat Brighton 3-1 on Monday, with goals from Jorginho, Kurt Zouma, and a Reece James rocket earning them all three points.
Timo Werner also impressed on debut, but there is no room for any Blues players, with Arsenal, Everton and Newcastle United dominating the XI.
Mohamed Salah made the XI after an opening day hat-trick
(Image: Pool via REUTERS)
Mirror Football email – sign-up for all the latest news and transfer headlines
Transfer news live – Latest updates from Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea
The Premier League’s record goalscorer named Crystal Palace keeper Vicente Guaita in goal after he helped Roy Hodgson’s men to an opening day clean sheet and win vs Southampton.
Leicester defender Timothy Castagne, Arsenal debutant Gabriel Magalhaes, Wolves defender Romain Saiss and Lucas Digne from Everton make up the back four.
In midfield, Shearer opted for Magpies new-boy Jeff Hendrick, alongside Digne’s teammate Allan, who shone in the win over Tottenham. Willian finishes off the midfield trio after his star turn in Arsenal’s win at Fulham.
Mohamed Salah’s hat-trick, Jamie Vardy’s brace and Callum Wilson’s debut goal saw those three lead the line. While Mikel Arteta was given manager of the week for his side’s 3-0 win at Craven Cottage.
And it was Chelsea fans on social media who felt particularly aggrieved that none of their squad, particularly James, had made the cut.
Chelsea's Reece James scored a stunner in the win over Brighton
(Image: James Marsh/BPI/REX/Shutterstock)
Seven Premier League players make final 40 of Golden Boy 2020 list including Phil Foden
Ferran Torres 'snubbed' Man Utd transfer in favour of Man City move
“Reece James doesn’t play football then?” One disgruntled fan said in reply.
A second posted: “The man legit hates Chelsea,” while another tweeted: “I swear Shearer hates Chelsea. Does James plays rugby?”
“Pundits and Referees always treat Chelsea in this way. We should not be surprised. Imagine Castagne over Reece after Monday’s display,” a fourth said.
While a fifth claimed: “James scored a thunderbolt and had an assist too he’s not here, if it was Arnold, Shearer will pick him.”