Everton vs Chelsea, Premier League: Preview, team news, how to watch

As I sit down to start out penning this preview, the 2022-23 Premier League season has already began, with the primary aim of the season within the bag too due to some superior set-pieces defending from Crystal Palace. One of the best league on the planet, proper?

Chelsea have to attend till Saturday evening for the ball to roll, as we head to Merseyside to face Everton at Goodison. On paper, Chelsea ought to be the favorite. However as quickly as that whistle goes off, every thing goes as traditional.

It guarantees to be a considerably distinctive and doubtlessly historic season, with a month-long winter break for the Winter World Cup. How that can have an effect on the league season is anybody’s guess. Many are predicting odd issues – together with Tottenham’s title problem, even, as a result of Conte – so we would higher run some Kate Bush and maintain working up that hill.

date/time: Saturday August 6, 17.30 GMT; 12:30 PM EST; 10pm Indian Customary Time
place: Goodison Park, Liverpool, England
Rule: Craig Pawson (on the sphere); John Brooks (VAR)
Local weather forecast: Heat with a light-weight breeze

on TV: Sky Sports activities Maine occasion (UK); USA Community, Universo (USA); Star Sports activities Choose HD1 (India); SuperSport Premier League (NGA); in one other place
circulation: Sky Go (UK); NBC Sports activities and Telemundo Deportes En Vivo (USA); Hotstar (India); DStv Now (NGA)

Blackpool - Everton - Pre-season friendly

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Everton workforce information: No workforce might have celebrated extra strongly than Everton after escaping relegation on the ultimate day final season, however the job at hand is made tougher after the departure of Richarlison (to Tottenham). The one notable arrivals to date, heart again James Tarkowski and winger Dwight McNeill have been each a part of a Burnley aspect who weren’t adequate to remain awake final season.

Certain, Everton will likely be busy within the switch market this month, however to date, they are not in nice form, particularly as they’re additionally coping with accidents to striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin and midfielders Andre Gomez and Tom Davies. . In the meantime, one other striker, Salomon Rondon, is carrying a suspension from final season.

Frank Lampard has positively had his work reduce out, and we will solely want him the perfect of luck – beginning subsequent weekend, in fact.

View from the enemy: Royal Blue Mercy

Chelsea training session

Picture by Darren Walsh/Chelsea through Getty Pictures

Chelsea workforce information: Marc Cucurella turned the fourth massive cash signing this summer season, though even when he’s signed in time, he’s unlikely to play a giant function in tomorrow’s recreation but. Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly (rather than Romelu Lukaku and Antonio Rudiger/Andreas Christensen) are anticipated to start out, with younger Karne Chukwuemeka prone to be a part of at present’s squad of 20 gamers as nicely. With 5 substitutes (out of 9) now accessible, there ought to be loads of alternatives for the bench gamers to make an impression as nicely.

Identical to Everton, though on the happier different finish of the desk, Chelsea’s job of repeating on the finish of final yr is changing into tougher. Each the primary and second positions had excellent strikers, whereas solely the remainder of the highest six have been strengthened. In fact, it is easy to neglect that not solely did we high the league a number of months early, we have been ‘indomitable within the first half’ regardless of every thing that occurred final season – that’s, we by no means fell behind in any of the league’s 38 video games within the first half. So if we will enhance our capacity to shut groups, matches and seasons, we might not have a lot to go to to get again to the highest.

It has been an thrilling few months at Chelsea, within the boardroom and within the switch market, however now it is time for soccer to talk up.

beforehand: We have misplaced 4 instances in a row at Goodison and have not gained there since 2017. Listed below are among the happier opening-day highlights as an alternative (which, in a means, lacks Mario Stanic’s aim from 2000).