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 this time to quell any talk of similar concerns. 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 a budget.

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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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

84 min: There is a medical emergency in one of the stands and a police officer rushes onto the pitch to warn the referee. There is a new Premier League procedure to have medical staff in the ground to deal with these kinds of emergencies.

However, it means another interruption in the game.

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

81 min: Chelsea win a free kick on the edge of the penalty area which is within shooting range. Cucurella and James are over the dead ball and it’s James who drills his bet on goal over the bar!

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

78 mins: There were discussions about where Thomas Tuchel would play his new £62m signing Marc Cucurella and whether he would play the left side of a back three or as the left winger.

He is positioned in the wingback role today, with Reece James taking the right side of the back three roll and Cesar Azpilicueta to the left.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek plays on the right side of midfield.

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

75 min: Armando Broja had a decent season on loan at Southampton last year but will have to do some work to force himself into Chelsea’s starting lineup. With Romelu Lukaku there is a chance back at Inter Milan, but he will have to take advantage of these performances from the bench.

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

72 minutes: more swaps. Kai Havertz and Kalidu Koulibaly have left with Armando Brojam making only his second appearance for the Blues and Marc Cucurella, who is making his debut, replacing them.

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

69 mins: Ruben Vinagre is brought on to replace Yerry Mina for Everton. Mina stumbles off the field. Everton have used their three substitution periods and are no longer eligible for substitutions.

The game is completely delayed when Reece James waves another free kick from Chelsea into the penalty area. Vinagre is there to clear the head.

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

66 min: Yerry Mina looks like he sprained his ankle when he knocked the ball out of play when he was knocked out by Raheem Sterling.

This could be another injury Frank Lampard is dealing with.

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

63 min: Thomas Tuchel reacts to Everton’s substitution with a few substitutions of his own. Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Christian Pulisic come on with Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount replacing the men.

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

60 mins: Dele Alli signed for Everton. He scored six times against chances Chelsea and replaces Dwight McNeil for the hosts.

Will he bring an extra dimension to the Toffees?

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

57 min: Cesar Azpilicueta tries to pick up some pace on the attack with a run down the right channel before sending the ball wide to James. Mykolenko throws himself into a challenge, captures the ball and stops the attack, only to beat the ball for a corner.

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