FT: Everton 0:1 Chelsea; Watch and download full match highlights, Mendy saves, Cucurella debut, Raheem Sterling Skills display
What a good start for Chelsea to pick up three points against former and Chelsea Legend managed Everton in their first Premier League match
The match ended 1 in favour of Chelsea with Jorginho securing the win with the Penalty goal
A brilliant save by Edouard Mendy to deny Everton an equaliser goal
Goal by Jorginho to secure Chelsea the three needed points
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.
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.