Frank Lampard’s Everton host Chelsea at Goodison Park tonight because the Premier League season will get underway.
Lampard faces one other battle to maintain Everton up this season after they narrowly averted relegation final marketing campaign.
A 1-0 win over Thomas Tuchel’s aspect in May proved essential, as Lampard once more prepares to satisfy his former aspect.
Chelsea have had a busy summer season, with Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella becoming a member of the membership within the first switch window underneath new possession.
Here’s every thing you’ll want to know.
When is Everton vs Chelsea?
The match kicks off at 5:30pm on Saturday 6 August at Goodison Park, Liverpool.
How can I watch it?
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Everton have been rocked by the information that Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss round “six weeks” as a consequence of a knee damage suffered in coaching. With Solomon Rondon additionally out as a consequence of a suspension from final season, it means Dele Alli may lead the road. Yerry Mina is offered after overcoming a knock, however the match ought to come too quickly for Allan and Seamus Coleman whereas Tom Davies, Andre Gomes and Andros Townsend are out.
Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly ought to make their debuts however though Marc Cucurella was signed in time to be registered in Chelsea’s squad, the left again is unlikely to characteristic. Timo Werner is an damage doubt as a consequence of a hamstring damage however the ahead has additionally been topic to hypothesis about his future and will not have featured anyway. Ben Chilwell will not be absolutely match however with Marcos Alonso on the verge of becoming a member of Barcelona, Emerson Palmieri could begin as an alternative.
Everton: Pickford; Godfrey, Keane, Tarkowski; Patterson, Doucoure, Iwobi, Mykolenko; Gordon, Alli, McNeil
Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Koulibaly; James, Kante, Kovacic, Emerson; Mount, Havertz, Sterling
Everton will work arduous however look to be a really restricted crew that’s not prepared for the brand new season. Chelsea have hardly had one of the best preparations both however you possibly can often depend on their defence and Everton shouldn’t pose too many issues and not using a striker. Raheem Sterling might get the winner in a decent opening win for the Blues. Everton 0-1 Chelsea