Everton only secured their Premier League (PL) safety in the penultimate game of the previous season, and manager Frank Lampard will be desperate to avoid a repeat of that torrid campaign this time around. Confidence in the camp won’t likely be high coming into this clash though, especially with the ‘Toffees’ looking so void of options in attack. They sold key man Richarlison to Tottenham in the summer and revealed this week that striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is set to face an extended spell on the sidelines. The match is scheduled to kick off at 5:30pm UK time and you can follow all Premier League live scores on Flashscore.
While the odds look stacked against them, Everton have had the beating of Chelsea on their own patch in more recent years. Each of the last four PL meetings at Goodison Park ended in victory for the home side, and they’ve also restricted the London club to just a single goal across their last five Goodison Park visits.
It’s been a summer of change for Chelsea who have been flexing their financial might again during club owner Todd Boehly’s first transfer window since taking over at the club. Raheem Sterling is likely to make his official Blues debut here, as is towering defender Kalidou Koulibaly. Manager Thomas Tuchel will hope both can play a key role in Chelsea winning their third straight PL season opener.