Everton v Chelsea: English Premier League Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 05-08-2022 11:31 pm (2 days ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Date: Saturday 6th August, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm
Stadium  Goodison Park
Referee   Craig Pawson (England)
Goal Scorer:

One of the most intriguing fixtures on the opening weekend of the 2022-23 Premier League campaign will take place at Goodison Park on Saturday, as Everton welcome Chelsea in the late start.

The Toffees finished down in 16th position last season, only narrowly avoiding relegation to the Championship, while Chelsea were third, five points clear of fifth-place Arsenal in the battle for the Champions League spots.

Team News
Everton boss Lampard revealed during Thursday's pre-match press conference that Dominic Calvert-Lewin is facing six weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury that he suffered in training.

Yerry Mina is fit and available and should start in the middle of the defence, but Salomon Rondon is suspended, which could see Demarai Gray operate through the middle with support from McNeil and Anthony Gordon.

Seamus Coleman, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes and Andros Townsend are all still unavailable, but Allan could be back in central midfield despite his recent fitness issues, with Lampard not having too many options in that area due to the club's injury issues.

Tarkowski is set to make his debut in a back three, with Michael Keane potentially the player to drop out if Mina is deemed fit enough to take to the field for the first whistle.
Everton possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Godfrey, Mina, Tarkowski; Patterson, Doucoure, Allan, Mykolenko; Gordon, Gray, McNeil

As for Chelsea, there is likely to be a debut at the back for Koulibaly, while Sterling could play in a front three with England teammate Mason Mount and Kai Havertz.

Timo Werner is a fitness doubt for the Blues due to a hamstring issue, while there is also widespread speculation surrounding his future, so the Germany international is not expected to be considered for a start.

Tuchel will also need to make a call on Cesar Azpilicueta amid the speculation surrounding his future, but it is believed that the Spaniard is now set to remain at Stamford Bridge.

Reece James and Ben Chilwell are set to feature as the wing-backs, with Mateo Kovacic and N'Golo Kante expected to start in the middle of the park.
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Mendy; Azpilicueta, T Silva, Koulibaly; James, Kante, Kovacic, Chilwell; Mount, Havertz, Sterling
Prediction: Everton 1-2 Chelsea

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