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73 min: Receiving the ball on the edge of the Chelsea six-yard box, Dele Alli controls it with the first touch of a street mugger and then trips over his own feet as Cesar Azpilicueta slides in to clear the ball.

69 min: Lille defensive midfielder Amadou Onana, who stands 6ft 4in in his socks, is in the directors’ box at Goodison today, in a state of affairs that suggests he’ll be signing for the club imminently. I wonder if he can do a job at centre-half?

68 min: Everton lose a second centre-half to injury. Yerry Mina limps off reluctantly and is replaced by Ruben Vinagre, who comes on for his Everton debut.

67 min: Yerry Mina goers to ground holding his ankle after pulling up lame with the ball at his fet by the touchline and nobody else near him.

64 min: Chelsea double-substitution: Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Christian Pulisic on for Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount. Reece James originally thought he was being taken off and made his way to the touchline looking a mite perplexed but I think the fourth official punched his number into the electronic board in error.

61 min: Chelsea clear their lines. Tarkowski picks out Mykolenko with a good ball from deep out wide but his ambitious volley sails wide.

60 min: Everton’s players have been curiously lethargic in the opening 15 minutes of this second half and one suspects a second Chelsea goal would kill the game off. Everton win themselves a corner but won’t take it until Dwight McNeil is replaced by Dele Alli.

56 min: Reece James gets the first booking of the game for the heinous act of time-wasting at a throw-in.

52 min: Teed up by Iwobi, Doucoure unleashes a shot with Edouard Mendy stranded in no-mans land following an Everton corner. The Chelsea goalkeeper half rises to his feet to block and a follow-up shot from Mason Holgate takes a deflection, loops up in the air and is eventually caught by Mendy, who looks mightily relieved. Chelsea were all over the place there but they get away with it.

51 min: The atmosphere at Goodison is a bit flat at the moment, that goal late in added time at the end of the first half having silenced the crowd for the time being at least.

48 min: Demarai Gray finds himself in the Everton penalty after being beaten in a foot race to a long ball over the top from deep by Demarai Gray. He gets back to put himself between Gray and the Chelsea goal and as Gray shoots from a tight angle, the ball deflects wide of the far post off the Brazilian’s inner thigh. With the danger averted, Silva gives Edouard Mendy the stink-eye for not sprinting out of his penalty area to avert the original danger.

47 min: Cesar Azpilicueta nips across to intercept a through ball from deep played into the path of an Anthony Gordon run.

Second half: Everton 0-1 Chelsea

46 min: Play resumes, with no further changes in personnel on either side.

Half-time: Everton 0-1 Chelsea

Peep: A protracted, reasonably even and entertaining first half draws to a close, with Chelsea a goal up courtesy of Jorginho’s spot-kick. There weren’t many chances for either side, with James Tarkowski probably having the pick of the bunch with Spare a thought for Ben Godfrey, who was stretchered off with an ankle injury he suffered while scrambling to get back to help tidy up after badly misplacing a back-pass to Jordan Pickford.

45+9 min: That was a moment of lunacy from Doucoure, who panicked when Chilwell got the better of him. Everton will be gutted to go behind after an otherwise fine first-half performance.

GOAL! Everton 0-1 Chelsea (Jorginho 45pen)

Chelsea lead! Deep into first half injury time, Jorginho sends Pickford the wrong way and rolls the ball just inside the left upright.

Chelsea’s Jorginho scores their first goal from the penalty spot. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters
Chelsea’s Jorginho (centre) celebrates scoring their first goal with Raheem Sterling (left) and Kai Havertz.
Then celebrates with Raheem Sterling (left) and Kai Havertz (right). Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Penalty for Chelsea!!!

45+7 min: Abdoulaye Doucoure shoves Ben Chilwell to the ground using both arms, prompting Craig Pawson to point to the spot.

Everton’s Abdoulaye Doucoure fouls Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell leading to a penalty.
Everton’s Abdoulaye Doucoure fouls Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell leading to a penalty. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

45+4 min: From that corner, Chelsea win yet another one, with Yerry Mina putting the latest inswinger behind. Everton eventually clear their lines.

45+3 min: Mykolenko sticks the ball out for what I think is Chelsea’s 11th corner. It’s the first one on the left side and Ben Chilwell sends the ball into the mixer. It breaks to Reece James, whose shot goes out for … you’ve guessed it – a corner.

45+1 min: Into added time we go and there’ll be at least eight minutes of it following that long delay for the injury to Ben Godfrey, who was stretchered off earlier with a bad ankle injury.

43 min: Raheem Sterling gets the ball in the net for Chelsea but has his effort ruled out for offside. It’s good news for Everton in general and Jordan Pickford in particular – England’s finest had fumbled an N’Golo Kante shot into Sterling’s path.

41 min: Everton attack on ther break and Demarai Gray tries to pick out Anthony Gordon in acres of space. Cool as a cucumber despite being the only defender back, Thiago Silva sticks out a leg to intercept the pass.

40 min: A Mason Mount cross into the Everton penalty area is volleyed clear by Mason Holgate, who’s been keeping busy since coming on for Ben Godfrey.

38 min: Anthony Gordon pulls the ball back from the byline trying to tee up Doucoure but Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva combine to scramble it clear before he can unleash a shot from seven or eight yards.

35 min: Kalidou Koulibaly is very unlucky to escape a booking after grabbing a fistful of Anthony Gordon’s shirt and dragging the youngster to ground as he tried to get away from him. He’s penalised by Craig Pawson, who keeps his yellow card in his pocket.

32 min: Yerry Mina slides in to block a Kai Havertz attempt to square the ball across the face of Everton’s goal. Corner for Chelsea. From that they win another, then another, with Holgate putting the ball out twice in quick succession. On the third occasion, it’s Nathan Patterson who heads the inswinger clear.

30 min: Alex Iwobi is penalised for bringing down Raheem Sterling by shoving the Chelsea striker in the back. Free-kick for Chelsea, almost in line with the right edge of the penalty area. Nothing comes of it as Everton head clear.

Chelsea’s Raheem Sterling reacts after hitting the deck after a challenge from Everton’s Alexander Iwobi.
Chelsea’s Raheem Sterling reacts after hitting the deck after a challenge from Everton’s Alexander Iwobi. Photograph: Jon Super/AP

28 min: A looping Mykolenko cross from the left finds the head of Anthony Gordon but the Everton No10 is leaning backwards and unable to steer his header anywhere near the Chelsea goal.

27 min: Kai Havertz is dispossessed on a run down the right wing before he can deliver a cross to Raheem Sterling, who was waiting in the middle.

25 min: A headed chance from Doucoure before that Tarkowski effort means Everton are having the better of proceedings but the deadlock remains unbroken. For now, they have a Chelsea corner to defend. They do so with a minimum of fuss.

22 min: Demarai Gray wins a corner for Everton and James Tarkowski brings a smart save out of Edouard Mendy with a firm header, forcing the Chelsea goalkeeper to tip the ball over the bar.

20 min: Koulibaly gets an important touch on a cross from Demarai Gray cross to prevent the ball dropping into the path of Dwight McNeil who was lurking behind him. In front of Koulibaly, Anthony Gordon leaped highest but was unable to get a touch to the ball.

19 min: From that corner, Chelsea win another and then a third in quick succession. The ball breaks to Mason Mount on the edge of the box and his low drive is saved by Pickford, diving low to his right. The ball was going wide but the Everton goalkeeper wasn’t taking any chances.

17 min: Ben Godfrey is carried away by the stretcher-bearers, prompting more applause from Everton’s fans. Mason Holgate comes on in his place and has a corner to defend. It turns out Pickford didn’t keep the ball from going over the line after all.

15 min: There’s a minute’s applause for a young Everton fan named Izzy O’Connor, who died recently aged 15. May she rest in peace.

15 min: The pause in play continues as Godfrey continues to receive treatment down by the Everton goal.

13 min: Having hurt himself attempting to clear up a defensive mess of his own making, the unfortunate Ben Godfrey is given oxygen and is about to be stretchered off with what looks like a serious ankle injury. Hopefully it’s not too bad and he’ll have as speedy a recovery as is possible.

11 min: Ben Godfrey looks to have hurt himself quite badly in that collision and is currently receiving treatment. Mason Holgate begins his warm-up.

10 min: Jordan Pickford sprints back to prevent a no-look Ben Godfrey backpass from going out for a corner. He hacks the ball clear but only as far as Havertz, who steers the ball into the side-netting, colliding with Pickford and the backpedalling Godfrey in the process.

9 min: Chelsea enjoy a period of sustained possession that ends abruptly when Nathan Patterson outmuscles Kai Havertz and robs him off possession in the Everton left-back area.

7 min: There’s nothing much to report in these early stages as the teams take time to size each other up.

5 min: Correction: the stripes on Chelsea’s away kit are not “light blue” they are – consults notes – “ice cold lion print”. Do lion’s have stripes? I always thought they were more of a zebra thing.

The “ice cold lion print” seen at work.
The “ice cold lion print” adorns Raheem Sterling’s torso. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

3 min: Abdoulaye Doucoure gets his head to a cross into the CHelsea penbalty area from the right touchline but is unable to steer his weak effort goalwards. Edouard Mendy shepherds the ball wide.

2 min: Everton advance and Vitally Mykolenko picks up the ball on the left touchline but is unable to get a cross in. He plays it backwards.

Everton v Chelsea is go …

1 min: Chelsea get the ball rolling, their players wearing white shirts with light blue stripes, white shorts and blue socks. Everton wear their customary home kit of blue shirts, white shorts and white socks.

Not long now: Led by Craig Pawson and his match officials, Jordan Pickford and Cesar Azpilecueta lead the two teams out of the narrow Goodison Park tunnel. In the Sky Sports studio, former Everton striker Duncan Ferguson confidently tips his old club to take all three points. “Chelsea don’t win at Goodison,” he states.

Thomas Tuchel speaks: ““It helps having the big day coming and so the focus has been fully on Everton,” he says of his side’s preparations. “That helped us to calm down, calm down doing hard work and focus.

Asked what Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly bring to Chelsea, he says “personality and quality”. He adds that the duo have “proven it for big clubs, Raheem has proven it in the Premier League over and over again.”

Frank Lampard speaks: “The fans have helped – they’re here before the game again, we can’t expect it every time, but it’s great to see,” he tells Sky Sports. “We ended up in a difficult position last season and we don’t want to be there again but one thing we know is that Everton has to be a team and a club that fights on the pitch in the right way.”

Those teams: There are four debutants in the starting line-ups, with James Tarkowski and Dwight McNeil starting for Everton, while Kalidou Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling make their first official starts in the livery of Chelsea.

Signed from Rangers last season, Nathan Patterson lines up at right wing-back for Everton in what is only his second start for the club after undergoing ankle surgery not too long after his arrival. Ben Chilwell is back for Chelsea following his lengthy spell on the sidelines with a serious knee injury.

Everton v Chelsea line-ups

Everton: Pickford, Patterson, Tarkowski, Mina, Godfrey, Mykolenko, Gray, Doucoure, Iwobi, McNeil, Gordon.

Subs: Holgate, Keane, Allan, Begovic, Alli, Gbamin, Ruben Vinagre, Warrington, Mills.

Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Havertz, Sterling.

Subs: Cucurella, Arrizabalaga, Kovacic, Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah, Gallagher, Ziyech, Broja.

Referee: Craig Pawson (England)

Today’s match officials

  • Referee: Craig Pawson
  • Assistants: Marc Perry and Scott Ledger
  • Fourth official: Graham Scott
  • VAR: John Brooks
Kevin Friend
Craig Pawson, pictured here during last weekend’s Community Shield, is today’s match official at GOodison Park. Photograph: Andrew Yates/EPA

Early team news …

Everton have brought Burnley old boys Dwight McNeil and James Tarkowski to Goodison Park, while Ruben Vinaigre is also in on loan from Sporting Lisbon. All three are available for selection today.

Everton striker Dominic Calvert- Lewin is facing six weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury he picked up in training earlier this week, while Salomon Rondon misses out this afternoon through a suspension he’s carried over from last season. Seamus Coleman, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes and Andros Townsend are also out with various injuries.

Having lost Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger to Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively, and with Marcos Alonso also looking to be on his way to the Camp Nou, Chelsea have brought in Kalidou Koulibali and Marc Cucarella to bolster their defence.

Further up front, Raheem Sterling and Carney Chukwuemeka have arrived in the hope of filling their boots with goals. Rumoured to be on his way back to RB Leipzig, enthusiasm’s Timo Werner is Chelsea’s only fitness doubt as he’s suffering from a hamstring injury.

Premier League: Everton v Chelsea

Goodison Park is the venue for what those of us with no imagination are lazily labelling the Frank Lampard derby. Having kept Everton up last season, the former Chelsea midfielder-turned-manager is in the hot-seat for his first full season in charge at Goodison Park, even he has no shortage of detractors who give him little or no chance of seeing out the campaign.

Under new ownership who seem happy to throw money around like confetti, this promises to be an intriguing first season in the post-Abramovich era for Chelsea. It kicks off on Merseyside at 5.30pm (BST)| but stay tuned in the meantime for team news and build-up.

Police escort the Everton team bus in to Goodison Park.
Police escort the Everton team bus in to Goodison Park. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

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