Chelsea and Everton clash on Premier League Matchday 1 with Frank Lampard looking to get another one over on his former club to start the season.
Near the end of last Premier League season, Everton pulled off a 1-0 stunner behind Frank Lampard’s sideline guidance as the manager led his club over the club he became a legend with as a player, Chelsea. So it’s only fitting for Matchday 1 in the 2022-23 season that Lampard welcomes the club he spent many years on the pitch with to Goodison Park for a rematch.
Chelsea have spent big in the transfer window, most notably bringing in former Manchester City man Raheem Sterling to help give a boost with the attack. Moreover, their defense looks as strong as ever but it was the attack that needed a bit of a jolt as they eyed this season, particularly in a matchup with a team like Everton.
As is often the case, Everton won’t jump off the page but they are well-coached, experienced and one of the better defensive clubs in the Premier League. Their strategy will surely be to close up shop in the defensive third and to hold Sterling and his cohorts at bay.
Chelsea vs Everton TV and live stream info
- Date: Saturday, Aug. 6
- Start time: 12:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Liverpool, UK
- Stadium: Goodison Park
- TV Info: USA Network
- Live Stream: FuboTV
The game can also be streamed via reddit or other sources.
Chelsea team news
The first lineup of the season for the Blues is below. Chelsea is looking for new man Raheem Sterling to provide a spark to the attack while Mason Mount will join the party surely up front. The back end figures to be stout once again.
Everton team news
Lampard knows plenty about this fixture as he led Everton to a 1-0 victory late last season and will look to employ a similar defensive-minded tactic. Tarkowski in the back will be the anchor that holds the ship in place.