Everton v Chelsea: Premier League – live! | premier league

1 min: Chelsea get the ball rolling, their players wearing white shirts with light blue stripes, white shorts and blue socks. Everton wear their customary home kit of blue shirts, white shorts and white socks.

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Everton: Pickford, Patterson, Tarkowski, Mina, Godfrey, Mykolenko, Gray, Doucoure, Iwobi, McNeil, Gordon.

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Subs: Holgate, Keane, Allan, Begovic, Alli, Gbamin, Ruben Vinagre, Warrington, Mills.

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Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Havertz, Sterling.

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Subs: Cucurella, Arrizabalaga, Kovacic, Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah, Gallagher, Ziyech, Broja.

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Referee: Craig Pawson (England)

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Goodison Park is the venue for what those of us with no imagination are lazily labelling the Frank Lampard derby. Having kept Everton up last season, the former Chelsea midfielder-turned-manager is in the hot-seat for his first full season in charge at Goodison Park, even he has no shortage of detractors who give him little or no chance of seeing out the campaign.

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Under new ownership who seem happy to throw money around like confetti, this promises to be an intriguing first season in the post-Abramovich era for Chelsea. It kicks off on Merseyside at 5.30pm (BST)| but stay tuned in the meantime for team news and build-up.

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Everton have brought Burnley old boys Dwight McNeil and James Tarkowski to Goodison Park, while Ruben Vinaigre is also in on loan from Sporting Lisbon. All three are available for selection today.

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Everton striker Dominic Calvert- Lewin is facing six weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury he picked up in training earlier this week, while Salomon Rondon misses out this afternoon through a suspension he’s carried over from last season. Seamus Coleman, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes and Andros Townsend are also out with various injuries.

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Having lost Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger to Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively, and with Marcos Alonso also looking to be on his way to the Camp Nou, Chelsea have brought in Kalidou Koulibali and Marc Cucarella to bolster their defence.

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Further up front, Raheem Sterling and Carney Chukwuemeka have arrived in the hope of filling their boots with goals. Rumoured to be on his way back to RB Leipzig, enthusiasm’s Timo Werner is Chelsea’s only fitness doubt as he’s suffering from a hamstring injury.

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Key events

22 mins: Demarai Gray wins a corner for Everton and James Tarkowski makes a smart save from Edouard Mendy with a firm header, forcing the Chelsea keeper to swing the ball over the bar.

20 mins: Koulibaly gets an important touch on a cross from Demarai Gray to prevent the ball from falling into the path of Dwight McNeil who was hiding behind him. In front of Koulibaly, Anthony Gordon jumped the highest but failed to touch the ball.

19 mins: From this corner, Chelsea won another and then a third in quick succession. The ball passes to Mason Mount on the edge of the box and his low drive is saved by Pickford, diving low to his right. The ball went wide but the Everton goalkeeper took no risk.

17 mins: Ben Godfrey is carried away by the stretcher bearers, prompting more applause from Everton fans. Mason Holgate comes in for him and has a corner to defend. Turns out Pickford didn’t stop the ball from crossing the line after all.

15 minutes: There’s a minute’s applause for a young Everton fan named Izzy O’Connor, who died recently aged 15. May she rest in peace.

15 minutes: The break in play continues as Godfrey continues to be treated by Everton’s goal.

13 mins: After injuring himself trying to clean up a defensive mess of his own making, hapless Ben Godfrey is given oxygen and is about to be stretched out with what looks like a serious ankle injury. I hope it’s not too serious and that he recovers as quickly as possible.

11 minutes: Ben Godfrey appears to have been seriously injured in the collision and is currently receiving treatment. Mason Holgate begins his warm-up.

10 minutes: Jordan Pickford sprints back to prevent a no-look Ben Godfrey backpass from going for a corner. He hacks the ball clear but only to Havertz, who heads the ball into the side netting, colliding with Pickford and coaster Godfrey in the process.

Everton’s Ben Godfrey collides with Chelsea’s Kai Havertz. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

9 minutes: Chelsea enjoy a period of sustained possession which ends abruptly when Nathan Patterson overtakes Kai Havertz and deprives him of possession in Everton’s left-back area.

7 minutes: There’s not much to report in these early stages as the teams take the time to gauge each other.

5 minutes : Fix: Stripes on Chelsea away kit are not ‘light blue’, they are – see notes – ‘icy lion print’. Do lions have stripes? I always thought they were more of a zebra thing.

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“Ice lion print” adorns Raheem Sterling’s chest. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

3 minutes: Abdoulaye Doucoure places his header on a cross into CHelsea’s penalty box from the right touchline but is unable to direct his feeble effort towards goal. Edouard Mendy heads the ball wide.

2 minutes : Everton advance and Vitaly Mykolenko collects the ball on the left touchline but is unable to cross. He plays it backwards.

Everton against Chelsea let’s go…

1 minute: Chelsea get the ball rolling, their players wearing white shirts with light blue stripes, white shorts and blue socks. Everton are wearing their usual home kit of blue shirts, white shorts and white socks.

Not long now: Led by Craig Pawson and his referees, Jordan Pickford and Cesar Azpilecueta lead the two teams out of the narrow Goodison Park tunnel. In the Sky Sports studio, former Everton striker Duncan Ferguson confidently advises his former club to take the three points. “Chelsea are not winning at Goodison,” he said.

Thomas Tuchel speaks: “It helps the big day to come and so the focus has been all on Everton,” he says of his team’s preparations. and concentrate.

Asked what Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly bring to Chelsea, he replied “personality and quality”. He adds that the duo “proved it for the big clubs, Raheem has proven it time and time again in the Premier League”.

Franck Lampard speaks: “The fans helped – they’re here again before the game, we can’t expect that every time, but it’s great to see,” he told Sky Sports. “We found ourselves in a difficult position last season and we don’t want to be there again, but one thing we know is that Everton have to be a team and a club that fights on the pitch in the right way. .”

These teams: There are four debutants in the starting line-ups, with James Tarkowski and Dwight McNeil leaving for Everton, while Kalidou Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling make their first official starts in Chelsea livery.

Signed from Rangers last season, Nathan Patterson lines up at right-back for Everton in what is only his second start for the club after undergoing ankle surgery shortly after joining. Ben Chilwell is back for Chelsea after his long spell on the sidelines with a serious knee injury.

Everton line-ups vs Chelsea

Everton: Pickford, Patterson, Tarkowski, Mina, Godfrey, Mykolenko, Gray, Doucoure, Iwobi, McNeil, Gordon.

Subtitles: Holgate, Keane, Allan, Begovic, Alli, Gbamin, Ruben Vinagre, Warrington, Mills.

Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Havertz, Sterling.

Subtitles: Cucurella, Arrizabalaga, Kovacic, Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah, Gallagher, Ziyech, Broja.

Arbitrator: Craig Pawson (England)

Today’s match officials

  • Arbitrator: Craig Pawson
  • Assistants: Marc Perry and Scott Ledger
  • Fourth official: Graham Scott
  • HAS BEEN: John Brooks
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Craig Pawson, pictured here during last weekend’s Community Shield, officiates for today’s game at GOodison Park. Photograph: Andrew Yates/EPA

First news from the team…

Everton have brought Burnley old boys Dwight McNeil and James Tarkowski to Goodison Park, while Ruben Vinaigre is also on loan from Sporting Lisbon. All three are available for selection today.

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin faces six weeks out with a knee injury he picked up in training earlier this week, while Salomon Rondon is out this afternoon due to a a suspension he carried over from last season. Seamus Coleman, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes and Andros Townsend are also out with various injuries.

After losing Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger to Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively, and with Marcos Alonso also looking to move to Camp Nou, Chelsea have brought in Kalidou Koulibali and Marc Cucarella to bolster their defence.

Further up front, Raheem Sterling and Carney Chukwuemeka arrived hoping to fill their boots with goals. Rumor has it Timo Werner of Enthusiasm is on his way back to RB Leipzig.

Premier League: Everton v Chelsea

Goodison Park is the location of what those of us without imagination lazily call the Frank Lampard derby. After holding down Everton last season, the former Chelsea midfielder-turned-manager is in the hot seat for his first full season in charge at Goodison Park, although there is no shortage of detractors who give him little to no chance. to see the countryside.

Under new owners who seem happy to throw cash like confetti, it promises to be an intriguing first season in the post-Abramovich era for Chelsea. It starts in Merseyside at 5.30pm (BST) | but stay tuned in the meantime for team and build news.

Police escort the Everton team bus to Goodison Park.
Police escort the Everton team bus to Goodison Park. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

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