Everton vs. Chelsea live score, updates, highlights & lineups as Sterling and Koulibaly make debuts at Goodison

Frank Lampard takes centre stage at Goodison Park on the opening weekend of the 2022/23 Premier League season as Chelsea head to Everton.

Everton’s 1-0 home win against Thomas Tuchel’s side proved crucial in their battle against relegation in the final weeks of last season.

However, after losing key player Richarlison to Tottenham last month, Lampard looks set for another tough campaign on Merseyside, with Chelsea aiming for a Premier League title challenge.

The Toffees have won their past four home games against Chelsea in the league and Lampard faces a challenge to maintain that streak of victories.

The Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.

MORE: Everton vs. Chelsea: Time, TV channel, stream, betting odds for Blues’ Premier League opener at Goodison Park

Everton vs. Chelsea live score

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Everton vs. Chelsea live updates and highlights from Premier League clash

45th minute+3: Sterling has another shot blocked and then wins another corner. Rinse and repeat. This one is from the right-wing, though.

45th minute: There will be eight minutes of additional time after the long stoppage for Godfrey’s injury.

44th minute: Some dazzling feet from Gordon and it’s Koulibaly’s turn to produce some high-class centre-back play with a fine tackle. Injury time coming up and there’s going to be a lot of it.

43rd minute: GOOAAA… no! Relief for Pickford, who spills Kante’s shot and Sterling converts the rebound. The England forward was offside.

41st minute: Quality defending at both ends from Mina and Silva. First the Everton centre-back slides in to block Mount’s goalbound shot. Azpilicueta can’t get to the loose ball and Everton are away on the break. Gray looks to slide in Gordon but Silva reads his pass superbly.

39th minute: Chelsea look the better side but are yet to create anything clear-cut as Pickford fists away a James cross. And the number of transitions happening as Everton’s busy forwards jackhammer about the place is certainly to the home crowd’s liking.

35th minute: It’s been a bit of an eye-opening introduction to Premier League rough and tumble for Koulibaly, who is fortunate not to be booked for pulling Gordon’s shirt and pushing him over.

33rd minute: Boos now for Sterling, who sends cutely sends Gray the wrong way. He releases Mount, whose cross is cleared behind by Mina. Of course Holgate clears the firs tone behind for another. And another! Chelsea’s 10th.

31st minute: Sterling on the charge and gets the free-kick this time after Iwobi blunders into the back of him. James gets another look at the Everton box but the hosts clear.

28th minute: Looking cross from Mykolenko and, in fairness to the makeshift striker, that’s a tricky one for Gordon to direct and it skips past Mendy’s right-hand post.

26th minute: Lovely skill from Sterling, who turns on Mounts shorts corner and dribbles past a helpless Patterson. His dinked cross is headed behind by Holgate at the near post, because that appears to be exclusively Holgate’s job since coming on.

24th minute: McNeil wins Everton’s first corner. I sails over the Chelsea box but Mykolenko sends in a lovely delivery from the left. Tarkwoski rises to meet it and Mendy makes a sharp save, pushing over his crossbar.

22nd minute: There’s a new directive for referees to allow more contact in challenges this season and that might have helped Everton out there, after Doucoure grabs at Sterling in the penalty area, Mina shoves him in the back and a melee ensues. Despite his protests to the referee, Sterling is waved away.

21st minute: Teasing ball from Gray but Gordon shows himself not to be specialist as he ducks under the attempted header. Koulibaly clears.

19th minute: Holgate right into the action. The restart commences a flurry of Chelsea corners, the third of which is worked short to Mount. Pickford gets down to save his drive and Holgate slides in to make a vital challenge on Sterling. The substitute then heads the next one behind before Patterson clears to end the spell of pressure.

15th minute: Godfrey is still on the pitch receiving treatment and this looks like a really bad one for the centre-back. A raucous early atmosphere has understandably being punctured. 

10th minute: One of those variety show Jordan Pickford moments, but this isn’t really his fault. Godfrey plays a rank backpass and the England goalkeeper strains to stop it from going out for a corner. He manages that (according to the linesman, anyway, because that looked like a corner to me) but diverts the ball to Havertz’s feet. The Chelsea forward has a tight angle to work with and Godfrey gets back to make a last-ditch challenge, before landing in a heap with Pickford and Havertz. Unfortunately, Godfrey looks to have injured himself in the melee and Mason Holgate is getting ready to come on.

7th minute: It reaches Havertz but Pickford gathers with the minimum of fuss.

6th minute: Tarkowski was involved in a probing spell of possession just then but he clumsily fouls Sterling and James will like the angle on this free-kick.

2nd minute: McNeil, operating from the right, swings his first teasing ball into the box, Doucoure gets forward to join the attack — as he will need to with Everton light up front — and he heads wide under pressure. It was barely half a chance but nicely worked by the hosts.

5 mins to KO: The teams are in that famously tight tunnel and Goodison Park is bouncing. Z-Cars and here we go.

25 mins to KO: Timo Werner is reportedly on his way out of Chelsea, meaning we could be seeing plenty more of Armando Broja. The Albania international is on the Blues’ bench after a productive season on loan at Southampton and Romelu Lukaku’s return to Inter could mean a few opportunities ahead.

40 mins to KO: On paper, this looks like a tall order for Everton and they’ll need Goodison Park rocking like it was during the final weeks of their survival bid. Without a replacement for Richarlison and with Rondon and Calvert-Lewin sidelined through suspension and injury respectively, Anthony Gordon will do his best impression of a centre-forward. Maybe McNeil’s set-piece delivery will be their best route to a goal.

1 hour to KO: Here are your lineups. Koulibaly, Sterling, Tarkowski and McNeil all make full debuts for their respective clubs. Cucurella is on the Chelsea bench, while Everton wingback Nathan Patterson makes his first Premier League appearance having signed from Rangers in January.

1 hour 20 mins to KO: Everton also experienced a pre-season walloping in the United States but, while Chelsea were beaten 4-0 by Arsenal, the Toffees lost by the same scoreline to Minnesota United. An ungenerous appraisal could say it’s handy that James Tarkowski and Dwight McNeil are already used to relegation battles, but the two former Burnley favourites look like shrewd additions. Whether Everton’s transfer market activity is enough to offset the loss of Richarlison to Tottenham is another matter and Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury woes have reappeared at an unfortunate time.

1 hour 40 mins to KO: It really feels like anyone’s guess over what sort of Chelsea we might see this afternoon. For a team with ambitions of competing on all fronts, that in itself isn’t ideal. Tuchel himself said this week that he didn’t feel Chelsea were ready for the new season after some poor friendly outings. However, Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella all feel like stellar signings, even if they haven’t come cheap as new owner Todd Boehly has proved to be something of a rogue element in the transfer market so far.

2 Hrs to KO: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Everton’s Premier League opener at home to Chelsea. Frank Lampard facing his former club, where there’s been plenty of pre-season turbulence, means this one feels like it might just be the pick of the opening weekend.

Everton vs. Chelsea lineups

Lampard is battling against a string of injury problems, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin joining a growing absentee list.

Skipper Seamus Coleman is out due to a groin injury and Salomon Rondon is suspended. That means an opportunity for Nathan Patterson at right wing-back, while Anthony Gordon has been asked to do a job at centre-forward. Debutant Tarkowski will be joined by Yerry Mina at the back after the Colombia international passed a late fitness test.

Everton lineup (3-4-3): Pickford (GK) —  Godfrey, Tarkowksi, Mina —  Patterson, Doucoure, Iwobi, Mykolenko — Gray, Gordon, McNeil.

Everton subs (9): Begovic (GK), Holgate, Keane, Vinagre, Allan, Alli, Gbamin, Warrington, Mills.

Summer signings Kalidou Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling make their competitive debuts for Chelsea, with fellow big-money arrival Marc Cucurela on the bench. Armando Broja has been preferred to Timo Werner among the replacements.

Chelsea lineup (3-4-3): Mendy (GK) — Azpilicueta, Silva, Koulibaly — James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell — Mount, Havertz, Sterling.

Chelsea subs (9): Kepa (GK), Chalobah, Cucurella, Gallagher, Kovacic, Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Ziyech, Broja

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What time is Everton vs. Chelsea?

Everton play host to Chelsea at Goodison Park in Liverpool, UK. It kicks off at 5:30 p.m. BST on Saturday, August 6.

  UK USA Canada Australia
Date Sat, August 6 Sat, August 6 Sat, August 6 Sun, August 7
Time 17:30 BST 12:30 ET 12:30 ET 02:30 AET

How to watch Everton vs. Chelsea

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TV channel Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Premier League USA Network, NBC Universo
Streaming NOW TV/Sky Go fuboTV fuboTV Optus Sport

UK: The Everton-Chelsea match will be televised and streamed by Sky Sports in the UK.

USA: The match will be carried by USA Network (English) and Universo (Spanish), with both those channels streaming on fuboTV

Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on demand on Optus Sport

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