Everton kick off their Premier League campaign at home to Chelsea this afternoon.
The Blues have won each of their last four Premier League home games against Chelsea, and will be hoping for a much improved campaign that their last one.
Frank Lampard suffered a huge blow in the week when it was confirmed that Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss the next six weeks after picking up a 'freak' knee injury in training on Tuesday.
Seamus Coleman is also out, while Salomon Rondon is suspended following his red card against Brentford last season, but Yerry Mina is available.
Kicking off at 5.30pm, Joe Thomas, Adam Jones and Chris Beesley will be all at Goodison Park to bring you live updates on the action, as well as bringing you team news, analysis and reaction.
After eleven weeks that barely felt like three, Chelsea are back and the new Premier League season is underway. It promises to be a most dramatic and strange one, given the first-ever winter World Cup coming up, but perhaps we can start it with something we also haven’t seen in some time — five years, to be exact — a win at Goodison!
Thomas Tuchel has stuck with his favored 3-4-3, and there are no real surprises in the lineup, but we have a few new faces who can hopefully make a great difference.
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.
Chelsea have to wait until Saturday night to get the ball rolling, as we head up to Merseyside to take on Everton at Goodison. On paper, Chelsea should be favorites. But once that whistle goes, anything goes, as usual.
There are a number of questions for his longtime pals and former employers, too, as Chelsea’s sent Romelu Lukaku packing while Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen left two holes in their back line.
Kalidou Koulibaly and maybe Marc Cucurella could go a long way toward fixing things up for the Blues, who still have a wealth of attacking options and a midfield few can hope to mimic on a given Premier League matchday.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Everton vs Chelsea.