Chelsea will kick start their Premier League season with an away match with Everton later today after a stumbling pre season display
Chelsea travel to Goodison Park to face Frank Lampard’s side today, looking to get off to a winning start and put their defeat to the Toffees back in May behind them.
After dealing with many injuries last season, the Blues will be keen to keep a clean bill of health for most of the season to give them the best possible chance of closing the gap to Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title.
The Toffees finished down in 16th position last season, only narrowly avoiding relegation to the Championship, while Chelsea were third, five points clear of fifth-place Arsenal in the battle for the Champions League spots.
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.
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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.