Chelsea new defender, Kalidou Koulibaly has been showing a great sign of commitment to the blues squad with his massive defensive display since arriving Stamford bridge
The Senegal international still required some guidance as he adjusts to being part of Chelsea’s back three but showed a great deal of ability in denying Anthony Gordon and taking the ball forward. Played a clever pass into Ben Chilwell for the England star to win a penalty. Had to be subbed in the second period as he looked to cramp up.
Tackled and passed well on a comfortable debut before coming off injured.
Kalidou Koulibaly’s Premier League debut by numbers:
11 final third entries
7 duels won
4x possession won
3 aerial duels won
1 last man tackle
A positive start. 💪
Jorginho’s penalty at the end of the first-half helped Chelsea narrowly beat Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park and secure a winning start to the new Premier League campaign.
Frank Lampard’s side were struck with an injury blow early on as Ben Godfrey was stretchered off with a nasty lower leg injury.
Everton luck ran out however in the final moments of the half, when Doucouré couldn’t get away with another pullback in the area, this time on Chilwell after an even more obvious foul on Sterling went uncalled earlier. Jorginho made no mistake from the spot.
The second half was more of the same, with a bit more intensity, especially from the home side. Chelsea looked all too ready and willing to waste time and slow things down … but in a game that seemed like it would never end, with a combined 20+ minutes of stoppage time across the two halves, we would actually hang on to the win and all three points! (Sterling was denied a goal that would’ve sealed the deal a bit earlier by a most brilliant block from Mykolenko, it should be added