40 min: A Mason Mount move into the Everton penalty space is volleyed transparent via Mason Holgate, who’s been holding busy since approaching for Ben Godfrey.
38 min: Anthony Gordon pulls the ball again from the byline looking to tee up Doucoure however Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva mix to scramble it transparent sooner than he can unharness a shot from seven or 8 yards.
35 min: Kalidou Koulibaly could be very unfortunate to flee a reserving after grabbing a fistful of Anthony Gordon’s blouse and dragging the teen to floor as he attempted to break out from him. He’s penalised via Craig Pawson, who helps to keep his yellow card in his pocket.
32 min: Yerry Mina slides in to dam a Kai Havertz try to sq. the ball around the face of Everton’s purpose. Corner for Chelsea. From that they win any other, then any other, with Holgate placing the ball out two times in fast succession. On the 3rd instance, it’s Nathan Patterson who heads the inswinger transparent.
30 min: Alex Iwobi is penalised for bringing down Raheem Sterling via shoving the Chelsea striker within the again. Free-kick for Chelsea, virtually in keeping with the appropriate fringe of the penalty space. Nothing comes of it as Everton head transparent.
28 min: A looping Mykolenko move from the left reveals the top of Anthony Gordon however the Everton No10 is leaning backwards and not able to persuade his header anyplace close to the Chelsea purpose.
27 min: Kai Havertz is dispossessed on a run down the appropriate wing sooner than he can ship a move to Raheem Sterling, who was once ready within the heart.
25 min: A headed probability from Doucoure sooner than that Tarkowski effort manner Everton are having the easier of complaints however the impasse stays unbroken. For now, they’ve a Chelsea nook to protect. They accomplish that with no less than fuss.
22 min: Demarai Gray wins a nook for Everton and James Tarkowski brings a sensible save out of Edouard Mendy with a company header, forcing the Chelsea goalkeeper to tip the ball over the bar.
20 min: Koulibaly will get crucial contact on a move from Demarai Gray move to forestall the ball shedding into the trail of Dwight McNeil who was once lurking at the back of him. In entrance of Koulibaly, Anthony Gordon leaped very best however was once not able to get a marginally to the ball.
19 min: From that nook, Chelsea win any other after which a 3rd in fast succession. The ball breaks to Mason Mount at the fringe of the field and his low pressure is stored via Pickford, diving low to his proper. The ball was once going huge however the Everton goalkeeper wasn’t taking any probabilities.
17 min: Ben Godfrey is over excited via the stretcher-bearers, prompting extra applause from Everton’s fanatics. Mason Holgate comes on in his position and has a nook to protect. It seems Pickford didn’t stay the ball from going over the road finally.
15 min: There’s a minute’s applause for a tender Everton fan named Izzy O’Connor, who died not too long ago elderly 15. May she relaxation in peace.
15 min: The pause in play continues as Godfrey continues to obtain remedy down via the Everton purpose.
13 min: Having harm himself making an attempt to transparent up a defensive mess of his personal making, the unlucky Ben Godfrey is given oxygen and is set to be stretchered off with what looks as if a significant ankle damage. Hopefully it’s no longer too dangerous and he’ll have as rapid a restoration as is imaginable.
11 min: Ben Godfrey appears to have harm himself slightly badly in that collision and is lately receiving remedy. Mason Holgate starts his warm-up.
10 min: Jordan Pickford sprints again to forestall a no-look Ben Godfrey backpass from going out for a nook. He hacks the ball transparent however handiest so far as Havertz, who steers the ball into the side-netting, colliding with Pickford and the backpedalling Godfrey within the procedure.
9 min: Chelsea experience a length of sustained ownership that ends swiftly when Nathan Patterson outmuscles Kai Havertz and robs him off ownership within the Everton left-back space.
7 min: There’s not anything a lot to record in those early phases because the groups take time to measurement each and every different up.
5 min: Correction: the stripes on Chelsea’s away equipment aren’t “mild blue” they’re – consults notes – “ice chilly lion print”. Do lion’s have stripes? I all the time idea they have been extra of a zebra factor.
3 min: Abdoulaye Doucoure will get his head to a move into the CHelsea penbalty space from the appropriate touchline however is not able to persuade his vulnerable effort goalwards. Edouard Mendy shepherds the ball huge.
2 min: Everton advance and Vitally Mykolenko selections up the ball at the left touchline however is not able to get a move in. He performs it backwards.
1 min: Chelsea get the ball rolling, their gamers dressed in white shirts with mild blue stripes, white shorts and blue socks. Everton put on their standard house equipment of blue shirts, white shorts and white socks.
Not lengthy now: Led via Craig Pawson and his fit officers, Jordan Pickford and Cesar Azpilecueta lead the 2 groups out of the slender Goodison Park tunnel. In the Sky Sports studio, former Everton striker Duncan Ferguson hopefully pointers his outdated membership to take all 3 issues. “Chelsea don’t win at Goodison,” he states.
Thomas Tuchel speaks: ““It is helping having the large day coming and so the focal point has been totally on Everton,” he says of his facet’s arrangements. “That helped us to chill out, chill out doing arduous paintings and focal point.
Asked what Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly carry to Chelsea, he says “character and high quality”. He provides that the duo have “confirmed it for giant golf equipment, Raheem has confirmed it within the Premier League again and again.”
Frank Lampard speaks: “The fanatics have helped – they’re right here sooner than the sport once more, we will be able to’t be expecting it each and every time, nevertheless it’s nice to peer,” he tells Sky Sports. “We ended up in a hard place closing season and we don’t need to be there once more however something we all know is that Everton needs to be a group and a membership that fights at the pitch in the appropriate method.”
Those groups: There are 4 debutants within the beginning line-ups, with James Tarkowski and Dwight McNeil beginning for Everton, whilst Kalidou Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling make their first authentic begins within the livery of Chelsea.
Signed from Rangers closing season, Nathan Patterson strains up at proper wing-back for Everton in what’s handiest his 2d get started for the membership after present process ankle surgical operation no longer too lengthy after his arrival. Ben Chilwell is again for Chelsea following his long spell at the sidelines with a significant knee damage.
Everton: Pickford, Patterson, Tarkowski, Mina, Godfrey, Mykolenko, Gray, Doucoure, Iwobi, McNeil, Gordon.
Subs: Holgate, Keane, Allan, Begovic, Alli, Gbamin, Ruben Vinagre, Warrington, Mills.
Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Havertz, Sterling.
Subs: Cucurella, Arrizabalaga, Kovacic, Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah, Gallagher, Ziyech, Broja.
Referee: Craig Pawson (England)
Today’s fit officers
- Referee: Craig Pawson
- Assistants: Marc Perry and Scott Ledger
- Fourth authentic: Graham Scott
- VAR: John Brooks
Everton have introduced Burnley outdated boys Dwight McNeil and James Tarkowski to Goodison Park, whilst Ruben Vinaigre may be in on mortgage from Sporting Lisbon. All 3 are to be had for variety lately.
Everton striker Dominic Calvert- Lewin is going through six weeks at the sidelines with a knee damage he picked up in coaching previous this week, whilst Salomon Rondon misses out this afternoon thru a suspension he’s carried over from closing season. Seamus Coleman, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes and Andros Townsend also are out with quite a lot of accidents.
Having misplaced Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger to Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively, and with Marcos Alonso additionally having a look to be on his approach to the Camp Nou, Chelsea have introduced in Kalidou Koulibali and Marc Cucarella to reinforce their defence.
Further up entrance, Raheem Sterling and Carney Chukwuemeka have arrived within the hope of filling their boots with targets. Rumoured to be on his as far back as RB Leipzig, enthusiasm’s Timo Werner is Chelsea’s handiest health doubt as he’s affected by a hamstring damage.
Goodison Park is the venue for what the ones people with out a creativeness are lazily labelling the Frank Lampard derby. Having saved Everton up closing season, the previous Chelsea midfielder-turned-manager is within the hot-seat for his first complete season in fee at Goodison Park, even he has no scarcity of detractors who give him very little probability of seeing out the marketing campaign.
Under new possession who appear glad to throw cash round like confetti, this guarantees to be an intriguing first season within the post-Abramovich technology for Chelsea. It kicks off on Merseyside at 5.30pm (BST)| however keep tuned within the period in-between for group information and build-up.