Everton – Chelsea: English 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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7 minutes: There isn’t much to report in these early stages as teams take time to scale each other.

5 minutes: Correction: The lines on Chelsea’s outdoor kit are not ‘light blue’ – consultants notes – ‘ice lion print’. Does the lion have stripes? I always thought they were more of a zebra thing.

3 minutes: Abdallah Doukuri crossed into the penalty area from Chelsea from the right touchline but was unable to direct his weak effort towards goal. Edward Mendy sponsors the ball wide.

2 minutes: Everton He advances and Vitally Mykolenko picks up the ball on the left touchline but is unable to get a cross. Play it backwards.

Everton v Chelsea go…

1 minute: Chelsea He rolled the ball, and their players wore white shirts with light blue stripes, white shorts and blue socks. Everton wears his usual set of blue shirts, white shorts and white socks.

Not long now: Led by Craig Pawson and match officials, Jordan Pickford and Cesar Azpilicueta led both teams out of the narrow Goodison Park tunnel. At the Sky Sports studio, former Everton striker Duncan Ferguson confidently advised his old team to get the three points. “Chelsea does not win at Goodison,” he said.

Thomas Tuchel speaks: “It helps that the big day comes and so I am fully focused EvertonHe says about his side’s preparations. “It helped us calm down, do the hard work and focus.

When asked what Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly bring to Chelsea, he said “character and quality”. He adds that the duo “has proven this to the big clubs, and Raheem has proven this in Premier League Repeatedly.”

Frank Lampard speaks: “It helped the fans – they’re here before the game again, we can’t anticipate that every time, but it’s great to see,” he told Sky Sports. “We ended up in a difficult situation last season and we don’t want to be there again but one thing we know is that Everton It has to be a team and a club that fights on the field in the right way.”

That difference: There are four first-timers in the starting line-up, with James Tarkowski and Dwight McNeill starting at Everton, while Kalidou Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling making their official debut in costume. Chelsea.

Nathan Patterson signed from Rangers last season as a right-back Everton Making his second start to the club after undergoing ankle surgery not long after his arrival. Ben Chilwell is back at Chelsea after a long spell on the sidelines with a serious knee injury.

Everton x Chelsea squad

Everton: Pickford, Patterson, Tarkowski, Mina, Godfrey, Mikulenko, Gray, Doukuri, Iwobi, McNeill, Gordon.

Subs: Holgate, Kane, Alan, Begovic, Alli, Gabbamin, Robin Winger, Warrington, Mills.

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

Subs: Kokurila, Arizabalaga, Kovacic, Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Shaloba, Gallagher, Ziyech, Bruja.

Rule: Craig Pawson (England)

Today’s match referees

  • Rule: Craig Pawson
  • Auxiliaries: Mark Perry and Scott Ledger
  • Fourth ruling: Graham Scott
  • I was: John Brooks
Craig Pawson, pictured here during the Community Shield last weekend, is the official for today’s game at Goodison Park. Photo: Andrew Yates/EPA

Early team news…

Everton have brought Burnley youth seniors Dwight McNeil and James Tarkowski to Goodison Park, while Robin Wenger is also on loan from Sporting Lisbon. All three are available for selection today.

Everton striker Dominic Calvert – Lowen faces six weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury he picked up in training earlier this week, while Salomon Rondon will miss this afternoon via suspension from last season. Seamus Coleman, Tom Davis, Andre Gomez, and Andros Townsend came out with various injuries.

After Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger lost to Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively, Marcos Alonso is also looking to be on his way to the Camp Nou, Chelsea They brought in Kalidou Coulibaly and Marc Cucarella to bolster their defence.

Up front, Raheem Sterling and Carney Chokwemica arrive hoping to fill their boots with goals. It is rumored that on his way back to RB Leipzig, spirited Timo Werner is Chelsea’s only fitness doubt as he suffers from a hamstring injury.

English Premier League: Everton x Chelsea

Goodison Park is the setting for what those of us with no imagination lazily call the Frank Lampard derby. After keeping Everton last season, the previous Chelsea The midfielder-turned-coach is in the hot seat for his first full season at Goodison Park, even though he has no shortage of detractors giving him little or no chance of pursuing the campaign.

With a new ownership seemingly happy to throw money like scraps of paper, this is an interesting first season in Chelsea’s post-Abramovic era. Departs in Merseyside at 5.30pm (GMT) | But in the meantime, stay tuned for team news and composition.

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