Frank Lampard takes centre stage at Goodison Park on the opening weekend of the 2022/23 Premier League season as Chelsea head to Everton.
Everton’s 1-0 home win against Thomas Tuchel’s side proved crucial in their battle against relegation in the final weeks of last season.
However, after losing key player Richarlison to Tottenham last month, Lampard looks set for another tough campaign on Merseyside, with Chelsea aiming for a Premier League title challenge.
The Toffees have won their past four home games against Chelsea in the league and Lampard faces a challenge to maintain that streak of victories.
The Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.
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1 hour 40 mins to KO: It really feels like anyone’s guess over what sort of Chelsea we might see this afternoon. For a team with ambitions of competing on all fronts, that in itself isn’t ideal. Tuchel himself said this week that he didn’t feel Chelsea were ready for the new season after some poor friendly outings. However, Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella all feel like stellar signings, even if they haven’t come cheap as new owner Todd Boehly has proved to be something of a rogue element in the transfer market so far.
2 Hrs to KO: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Everton’s Premier League opener at home to Chelsea. Frank Lampard facing his former club, where there’s been plenty of pre-season turbulence, means this one feels like it might just be the pick of the opening weekend.
Everton vs. Chelsea lineups
Lampard is battling against a string of injury problems, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin joining a growing absentee list.
Skipper Seamus Coleman is out due to a groin injury and Salomon Rondon is suspended. Yerry Mina and Tom Davies face late fitness tests.
Everton predicted lineup (5-4-1): Pickford (GK) — Mykolenko, Godfrey, Tarkowksi, Holgate, Patterson — Gordon, Doucoure, Iwobi, Gray — Alli.
Everton subs (9): Lonergan (GK), Nkounkou, Keane, Vinagre, Allan, Gomes, McNeil. Simms, Broadhead.
Tuchel has a full squad to pick from with German star Timo Werner set to be passed fit to rejoin the squad.
Summer signings Kalidou Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling are in line for their competitive debuts at Goodison Park, with fellow big-money arrival Marc Cucurela also in contention
Chelsea predicted lineup (3-4-3): Mendy (GK) — Koulibaly, Silva, Azpilicueta — Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, James — Mount, Sterling, Havertz
Chelsea subs (9): Kepa (GK), Chalobah, Sarr, Emerson, Kovacic, Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Ziyech, Werner
What time is Everton vs. Chelsea?
Everton play host to Chelsea at Goodison Park in Liverpool, UK. It kicks off at 5:30 p.m. BST on Saturday, August 6.
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How to watch Everton vs. Chelsea
UK: Matches are carried across Sky Sports and BT Sport streaming and TV platforms, with select matches on Amazon Prime.
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