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 cleverly defended Edouard Mendy with a strong header, forcing the Chelsea goalkeeper to flip the ball over the bar.

Twenty minutes: Koulibaly gets an important cross from Demarai Gray’s cross to keep the ball from falling into the path of Dwight McNeil lurking behind him. Anthony Gordon jumped the highest in front of Koulibaly, but was unable to reach the ball.

19 mins: From this corner, Chelsea wins the next one, then third in quick succession. The ball breaks into Mason Mount at the edge of the penalty area and his low drive is saved by Pickford who dives low to his right. The ball went wide, but the Everton goalkeeper didn’t take any chances.

17 mins: Ben Godfrey gets carried away by the stretcher, causing more applause from Everton fans. Mason Holgate appears in his place and has a horn to defend. It turns out that Pickford didn’t keep the ball from crossing the line after all.

15 minutes: One minute of applause for young Everton fan Izzy O’Connor, who recently passed away at the age of 15. Rest in peace.

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

13 mins: The hapless Ben Godfrey, who has injured himself while trying to clean up his own defensive mess, gets oxygen and is about to be stretched with what looks like a serious ankle injury. Hope it is not that bad and he will recover as soon as possible.

11 mins: It looks like Ben Godfrey was hurt badly in this collision and is currently under treatment. Mason Holgate begins his warm-up.

10 minutes: Jordan Pickford sprints back to prevent Ben Godfrey’s invisible backpass from breaking into a corner. It hits the ball, but only to Havertz, who steers the ball into the sideline, colliding with Pickford and the retreating Godfrey.

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

9 mins: Chelsea are enjoying a period of continuous possession that ends abruptly when Nathan Patterson loses to Kai Havertz and robs him of possession in Everton’s left-back.

7 min: There isn’t much to report in these early stages as teams take time to evaluate each other.

5 minutes: Correction: The stripes on Chelsea’s away kit are not “light blue” but – according to the notes – are “the imprint of an icy lion”. Do lions have stripes? I always thought they looked more like zebras.

The “Ice Lion Print” adorns Raheem Sterling’s torso. Photo: Toby Melville / Reuters

3 minutes: Abdoulaye Doucoure heads into CHelsea’s penalty area from the right, but is unable to direct his poor result into the goal. Edouard Mendy pushes the ball wide.

2 min: Everton will advance and Vitally Mykolenko grabs the ball from the left but is unable to cross. He plays her backwards.

Everton v Chelsea left …

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

Soon: Led by Craig Pawson and his judges, Jordan Pickford and Cesar Azpilecueta lead both teams out of the narrow tunnel of Goodison Park. At Sky Sports, former Everton forward Duncan Ferguson confidently manages his old club to score all three points. “Chelsea don’t win at Goodison,” he says.

Tomasz Tuchel says: “It helps that the big day is coming, so we focused fully on Everton,” he says of his team’s preparations. “It helped us to calm down, calm down during the hard work and focus.

When asked what Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly bring to Chelsea, responds with “personality and quality.” He adds that the duo “proved it to the big clubs, Raheem proved it many times in the Premier League.”

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

These bands: The starting line-up includes four rookies, with James Tarkowski and Dwight McNeil at Everton, while Kalidou Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling make their official Chelsea debut.

Recruited from the Rangers last season, Nathan Patterson lines up on Everton’s right wing, which is only his second club start after undergoing ankle surgery shortly after his arrival. Ben Chilwell returned to Chelsea after spending a long time aloof with a serious knee injury.

Everton vs Chelsea lineups

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

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

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

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

Judge: Craig Pawson (England)

Today’s referees of matches

  • Judge: Craig Pawson
  • Assistants: Marc Perry and Scott Ledger
  • Fourth Official: Graham Scott
  • WAS: John Brooks
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Craig Pawson, pictured at the Community Shield celebrations last weekend, is today’s match referee at GOodison Park. Photo: Andrew Yates / EPA

Early news about the team …

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

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is waiting for six weeks of play off the beaten track with a knee injury he sustained in training earlier this week, while Salomon Rondon will not play this afternoon due to a suspension he carried over from last season. Seamus Coleman, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes and Andros Townsend also dropped out with various injuries.

After losing Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger to Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively, as well as Marcos Alonso, who also wants to be on his way to Camp Nou, Chelsea brought in Kalidou Koulibali and Marc Cucarella to bolster their defenses.

Further ahead, Raheem Sterling and Carney Chukwuemeka arrived hoping to fill their shoes with goals. Reportedly on his way back to RB Leipzig, Timo Werner enthusiastically is Chelsea’s only problem with a hamstring injury.

Premier League: Everton v Chelsea

Goodison Park is a place that those of us without imaginations lazily call the Frank Lampard derby. Keeping Everton last season, the former Chelsea midfielder turned manager is leading his first full season at Goodison Park. campaign.

The new owner, who seems happy throwing money like confetti, promises Chelsea for an intriguing first season after Abramovich. Starts in Merseyside at 5:30 PM (BST) | but in the meantime, stay tuned to get team news and progress.

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

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