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Everton vs Chelsea LIVE: Premier League latest score and goal updates after Ben Godfrey injury



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Follow live coverage as Everton host Chelsea on the opening weekend of the 2022/23 Premier League season.

The Toffees only narrowly avoided the drop a year ago and will surely be desperate to start off the new campaign on the front foot to quiet any talk of similar worries this time around. Thomas Tuchel’s Blues enjoyed an altogether more positive season although twin defeats to Liverpool in the Carabao and FA Cup finals left them without any silverware.

Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard’s new side have been rocked by the news that Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss around “six weeks” due to a knee injury suffered in training. With Solomon Rondon also out due to a suspension from last season, it means Demarai Gray will lead the line. Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly make their debuts for the visitors with Marc Cucurella also signed in time to be registered in the squad, though Tuchel has only named him on the bench as Ben Chilwell comes into the side at left wing-back.

Follow all the latest updates from Goodison Park:

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Everton 0-0 Chelsea

43 mins: Disallowed goal! Raheem Sterling is denied a goal on his Chelsea debut by the offside flag. Reece James plays the ball inside from the right wing and finds N’Golo Kante who threads it into the box for Sterling to guide home.

It’s a clear offside though and the goal is chalked off.

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41 mins: Raheem Sterling runs at Yerry Mina before the ball comes loose to Mason Mount on the edge of the box. He boots one at goal but James Tarkowski is in the way and blocks it.

The deflection sends the ball up the pitch where Everton look to counter quickly down the inside left channel. Thiago Silva is switched on though and cuts across to recover the ball with an interception.

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Everton 0-0 Chelsea

38 mins: Close! Anthony Gordon dribbles his way to the byline on the right side of Chelsea’s box and cuts the ball back into the middle for Abdoulaye Doucoure. Koulibaly and Kante combine to shut him out before the ball reaches him and the Blues clear the danger.

Encouraging stuff from Everton though.

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35 mins: Sterling has been a bright spark for Chelsea. He’s not afraid to take players on and as such Everton are making sure they have at least two men on him whenever he gets close to the final third.

The Toffees have been pushed back but Chelsea who are operating primarily inside the hosts half.

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32 mins: Reece James curls another free kick into the box from the right side and tries to find Kalidu Koulibaly in the penalty area. The defender attacks the cross but can’t reach it first and Everton scramble it clear.

Yerry Mina blocks a pass into the box from Kai Havertz and Chelsea win another corner.

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29 mins: N’Golo Kante goes on a driving run down the left wing and combines with Kai Havertz to get to the side of the box before he’s dispossessed.

In reply Vitalii Mykolenko has loads of space to work with as he comes down the left wing. He swings the ball in and Anthony Gordon nods it wide.

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Everton 0-0 Chelsea

26 mins: Save! Everton’s corner is whipped in from the right and flies through the box before Mykolenko recovers the ball. He floats a cross back into the middle from the opposite wing and picks out James Tarkowski who powers a header at goal and forces Edouard Mendy to tip the ball over the crossbar.

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Everton 0-0 Chelsea

23 mins: Raheem Sterling dribbles into the box from the right and runs into James Tarkowski who holds his ground. The Everton defence swarm Sterling who drops on top of the ball and is punished by the referee for shielding the ball with his body.

Everton sweep down the pitch and win themselves a corner which excites the crowd.

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20 mins: Save! James sends a couple of crosses into the box from the corner but neither troubles the Everton defence. The third Chelsea corner is knocked short and Mason Mount is set up with a shot from the front edge of the box.

He strikes it well and forces Pickford into a low save to his right which he turns around the corner of the near post.

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17 mins: Ben Godfrey is taken off the pitch on a stretcher and has gone straight into the ambulance on the side of the pitch. It was an eight minute pause in the game while Godfrey was being treated.

Holgate comes on to replace the defender and immediately deals with a Reece James corner.



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