Everton v Chelsea: Premier League – are living! | 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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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 parties

27 min: Kai Havertz is dispossessed on a run down the proper wing sooner than he can ship a move to Raheem Sterling, who was once ready within the heart.

25 min: A headed likelihood from Doucoure sooner than that Tarkowski effort method Everton are having the easier of lawsuits however the impasse stays unbroken. For now, they’ve a Chelsea nook to shield. They accomplish that with at least fuss.

22 min: Demarai Grey wins a nook for Everton and James Tarkowski brings a wise 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 Grey move to stop the ball shedding into the trail of Dwight McNeil who was once lurking in the back of him. In entrance of Koulibaly, Anthony Gordon leaped easiest however was once not able to get a slightly 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 power is stored by means of Pickford, diving low to his proper. The ball was once going huge however the Everton goalkeeper wasn’t taking any possibilities.

17 min: Ben Godfrey is over excited by means of the stretcher-bearers, prompting extra applause from Everton’s enthusiasts. Mason Holgate comes on in his position and has a nook to shield. It seems Pickford didn’t stay the ball from going over the road in the end.

15 min: There’s a minute’s applause for a tender Everton fan named Izzy O’Connor, who died just lately elderly 15. Would possibly she relaxation in peace.

15 min: The pause in play continues as Godfrey continues to obtain remedy down by means of the Everton function.

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 seems like a major ankle harm. Expectantly it’s no longer too unhealthy and he’ll have as rapid a restoration as is conceivable.

11 min: Ben Godfrey appears to be like to have harm himself somewhat badly in that collision and is lately receiving remedy. Mason Holgate starts his warm-up.

10 min: Jordan Pickford sprints again to stop a no-look Ben Godfrey backpass from going out for a nook. He hacks the ball transparent however best so far as Havertz, who steers the ball into the side-netting, colliding with Pickford and the backpedalling Godfrey within the procedure.

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

9 min: Chelsea revel in a duration of sustained ownership that ends hastily 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 document in those early levels because the groups take time to measurement each and every different up.

5 min: Correction: the stripes on Chelsea’s away equipment don’t seem to be “gentle blue” they’re – consults notes – “ice chilly lion print”. Do lion’s have stripes? I all the time idea they had been extra of a zebra factor.

The “ice cold lion print” seen at work.
The “ice chilly lion print” embellishes Raheem Sterling’s torso. {Photograph}: Toby Melville/Reuters

3 min: Abdoulaye Doucoure will get his head to a move into the CHelsea penbalty space from the proper touchline however is not able to influence his vulnerable effort goalwards. Edouard Mendy shepherds the ball huge.

2 min: Everton advance and Vitally Mykolenko choices up the ball at the left touchline however is not able to get a move in. He performs it backwards.

Everton v Chelsea is move …

1 min: Chelsea get the ball rolling, their avid gamers dressed in white shirts with gentle blue stripes, white shorts and blue socks. Everton put on their standard house equipment of blue shirts, white shorts and white socks.

No longer lengthy now: Led by means of Craig Pawson and his fit officers, Jordan Pickford and Cesar Azpilecueta lead the 2 groups out of the slender Goodison Park tunnel. Within the Sky Sports activities studio, former Everton striker Duncan Ferguson expectantly 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 point of interest has been absolutely on Everton,” he says of his aspect’s arrangements. “That helped us to loosen up, loosen up doing arduous paintings and focal point.

Requested what Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly convey to Chelsea, he says “persona and high quality”. He provides that the duo have “confirmed it for large golf equipment, Raheem has confirmed it within the Premier League again and again.”

Frank Lampard speaks: “The enthusiasts have helped – they’re right here sooner than the sport once more, we will’t be expecting it each and every time, nevertheless it’s nice to peer,” he tells Sky Sports activities. “We ended up in a troublesome place final season and we don’t need to be there once more however something we all know is that Everton must be a crew and a membership that fights at the pitch in the proper method.”

The ones 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 reliable begins within the livery of Chelsea.

Signed from Rangers final season, Nathan Patterson strains up at proper wing-back for Everton in what’s best his 2nd get started for the membership after present process ankle surgical treatment no longer too lengthy after his arrival. Ben Chilwell is again for Chelsea following his long spell at the sidelines with a major knee harm.

Everton v Chelsea line-ups

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

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

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)

As of late’s fit officers

  • Referee: Craig Pawson
  • Assistants: Marc Perry and Scott Ledger
  • Fourth reliable: Graham Scott
  • VAR: John Brooks
Kevin Friend
Craig Pawson, pictured right here all the way through final weekend’s Neighborhood Defend, is these days’s fit reliable at GOodison Park. {Photograph}: Andrew Yates/EPA

Early crew information …

Everton have introduced Burnley outdated boys Dwight McNeil and James Tarkowski to Goodison Park, whilst Ruben Vinaigre may be in on mortgage from Carrying Lisbon. All 3 are to be had for variety these days.

Everton striker Dominic Calvert- Lewin is going through six weeks at the sidelines with a knee harm he picked up in coaching previous this week, whilst Salomon Rondon misses out this afternoon thru a suspension he’s carried over from final season. Seamus Coleman, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes and Andros Townsend also are out with more than a few accidents.

Having misplaced Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger to Barcelona and Actual 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.

Additional up entrance, Raheem Sterling and Carney Chukwuemeka have arrived within the hope of filling their boots with objectives. Rumoured to be on his as far back as RB Leipzig, enthusiasm’s Timo Werner is Chelsea’s best health doubt as he’s affected by a hamstring harm.

Premier League: Everton v Chelsea

Goodison Park is the venue for what the ones people and not using a creativeness are lazily labelling the Frank Lampard derby. Having stored Everton up final season, the previous Chelsea midfielder-turned-manager is within the hot-seat for his first complete season in rate at Goodison Park, even he has no scarcity of detractors who give him very little likelihood of seeing out the marketing campaign.

Beneath new possession who appear satisfied 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 interim for crew information and build-up.

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

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