Everton vs Chelsea LIVE: Premier League Latest Standings and Goal Updates

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Follow live coverage as Everton hosts Chelsea during the opening weekend of the 2022/23 Premier League season.

The Toffees narrowly avoided the drop from a year ago and will certainly be desperate to kick-start the new campaign to the fore to quell any talk of similar concerns this time around. Thomas Tuchel’s Blues had a more positive season overall, although two defeats to Liverpool in the Carabao and FA Cup finals left them without silverware.

The new squad of former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is shocked by the news that Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss about “six weeks” due to a knee injury sustained in training. With Solomon Rondon also out due to a suspension from last season, it means Demarai Gray will take the lead. Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly make their debuts for the visitors, while Marc Cucurella also signed in time for the squad, although Tuchel has only named him on the bench when Ben Chilwell fills in on the left wing.

Follow the latest updates from Goodison Park:

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GOAL! Everton 0-1 Chelsea (45+9, Jorginho)⚽️

45+9 min: Jorginho sends Jordan Pickford the wrong way and puts Chelsea ahead just before halftime. He tucks the spot kick right into the bottom left corner.

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Punishment for Chelsea!

45+7 minutes: Clumsy from Doucoure holding his arms over Ben Chilwell as the wingback drives into the box. Chilwell hits the deck and the VAR doesn’t reverse the decision.

Jorginho will take the penalty for Chelsea.

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Everton 0-0 Chelsea

45+6 mins: Sterling appears to be sliding the ball away from Tarkowski and slips as he tries to circle the defender. He goes downstairs and the referee awards Chelsea a free kick in the middle of the pitch, leaving Tarkowski with a stunned look on his face.

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Everton 0-0 Chelsea

45+3 mins: Another Chelsea corner is thrown in, this time from the right. The first ball goes to Reece James, who takes a shot back to the goal and wins another corner when the ball is blocked behind.

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Can Everton go into halftime on an equal footing?

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Everton 0-0 Chelsea

45 min: Eight minutes of extra playing time in the first half due to Ben Godfrey’s injury earlier. Still nothing to separate the sides.

Everton are doing well.

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Everton 0-0 Chelsea

43 min: Disallowed goal! Raheem Sterling is denied a goal by the offside flag on his Chelsea debut. Reece James plays the ball in from the right wing and finds N’Golo Kante firing.

Jordan Pickford fiddles with his save and tosses it back into the penalty area so Sterling can guide him home.

However, it is clearly offside and the goal is disallowed.

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Everton 0-0 Chelsea

41 mins: Raheem Sterling runs to Yerry Mina before the ball comes free at Mason Mount on the edge of the penalty area. He shoots one at target, but James Tarkowski gets in the way and blocks it.

The deflection sends the ball onto the field where Everton tries to counter quickly through the left inner channel. However, Thiago Silva is called in and cuts the ball back via an interception.

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Everton 0-0 Chelsea

38 min: Close! Anthony Gordon dribbles his way to the byline on the right side of the Chelsea penalty area and snaps the ball back into the center for Abdoulaye Doucoure. Koulibaly and Kante team up to shut him out before the ball reaches him and the Blues clear the danger.

Encouraging things from Everton though.

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Everton 0-0 Chelsea

35 mins: Sterling is a bright spark for Chelsea. He’s not afraid to hire players, which is why Everton make sure they have at least two men with them when he gets close to the final third.

The Toffees have been pushed back, but Chelsea, who mainly operates in the host half.

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Everton 0-0 Chelsea

32 min: Reece James curls another free kick from the right into the penalty area and tries to find Kalidu Koulibaly in the penalty area. The defender attacks the cross but can’t reach it first and Everton scrambles away.

Yerry Mina blocks a pass into Kai Havertz’s penalty area and Chelsea win another corner.

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