Edouard Mendy has again proven to be a good choice for the blues, producing a brilliant save against Everton
Chelsea first goal by Jorginho
Brilliant performance from Chiwell in the box area, he secure a penalty for Chelsea to be token by Jorginho.
Jorginho never miss such chances as he secure the first half lead for Chelsea after FC after 13th corner kick
Goal – JORGINHO (P)
Everton 0-1 Chelsea
HALF-TIME Everton 0-1 Chelsea
Jorginho’s penalty late in the half gives Thomas Tuchel’s side the lead at the break
Jorginho has scored 20 goals in the Premier League, with 90% of them being penalties (18/20), the highest percentage of any player with at least 10 goals in the competition
Most PL penalties scored for Chelsea
41 Frank Lampard
17 Eden Hazard
Jorginho earned himself the second spot for most penalty scored for Chelsea following Frank Lampard currently managing the opponent
Chelsea will kick start their Premier League season with an away match with Everton later today after a stumbling pre season display
Everton will be looking to improve on what was a hugely difficult 2021-22 campaign in the coming season, with the team finishing 16th in the Premier League table, just four points above the relegation zone, as they faced the prospect of dropping into the second tier of English football.
The Toffees remain one of six English clubs to have never been relegated from the Premier League, but they had been picked out as possible European challengers last term, and the only real positive was that they managed to finish above the bottom three, with Frank Lampard helping to secure survival after being appointed in January.
Chelsea, meanwhile, managed to finish third in the Premier League last season despite the off-the-field issues regarding their ownership, so they will again play in the Champions League this term.
The Blues have managed to boost their squad with four players this summer, bringing in Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Carney Chukwuemeka and Gabriel Slonina, but they are still short of a centre-forward following Romelu Lukaku’s return to Inter Milan on loan.
Pre match conference
Thomas Tuchel on Ben Chilwell and Marc Cucurella: “Maybe they can share 90 minutes between them, let’s see. Ben stars, he feels good and has worked incredibly hard.”
Thomas Tuchel on Ben Chilwell: “Am I 100% sure he’s ready in terms of timing and being ready for Premier League? We will see but we have no other choice. He is mentally totally ready and in terms of physical.”
Thomas Tuchel on Marc Cucurella: “Marc arrived just yesterday in training so he needs to adapt a bit to our style of attacking and defending. He missed some team training sessions in Brighton last week, so they [Cucurella and Chilwell] will share.”
Thomas Tuchel on what he expects on Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly’s Chelsea debuts: “Personality and quality. It’s as easy as that. They’ve proven it in big clubs. Raheem has proven it in the Premier League over and over again with intensity and goalscoring threat. We played many times against him and it was horrible! Kalidou brings personality, calmness and experience in defending so hopefully they can both prove it.”
Everton XI: Pickford, Tarkowski, Mina, Godfrey, Patterson, Doucoure, Iwobi, Mykolenko, McNeil, Gordon, Gray
Chelsea XI: Mendy, Silva, Azpilicueta, Koulibaly, James, Kante, Jorginho, Mount, Chilwell, Sterling, Havertz
Best Chelsea goal against Everton
How to watch Everton Vs Chelsea
Match kick off:
The match starts at 17:30pm BST, 6th August
United States of America
Eastern time 13:30pm ET, 6th August
Pacific time: 10:30am PT, 6th August
Central time: 12:30pm CT, 6th August
West African Time: 17:30 hers 6th August
Where to Watch / Live Stream
Supporters in the UK will be able to watch the game live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League & Sky GO.
If you are watching in the USA, you will be able to watch the game on UNIVERSO & USA Network.