As I begin to write this preview, the 2022/23 Premier League season has already begun. The first goal was scored by Crystal Palace’s terrible set piece defense.
Chelsea will have to wait until Saturday night in order to kick off the game. We head up to Merseyside for Everton at Goodison. Chelsea should be the favorite on paper. However, once the whistle blows, everything is possible.
It promises to be an unusual and historic season with a month-long break for the winter World Cup. It is unknown how this will impact the league season. Many people are expecting strange things, including a Spurs title challenge because Conte. So we’d better put on some Kate Bush and continue running up the hill.
Everton vs Chelsea Match Info
Time / Date: Saturday, August 6, 2017, 17.30 BST; 12:30pm ET; 10pm IST Location: Goodison Park in Liverpool, England.
Referees: Craig Pawson, on pitch); John Brooks, (VAR).
Forecast Warm with a light breeze
How To Watch Everton vs Chelsea Live Today
On TV: Sky Sports Main Event, UK; USA Network, Universo USA (USA); Star Sports Select HD1 India (India); SuperSport Premier League NGA (NGA);
Streaming: Sky Go (UK); NBC Sports, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo (USA); Hotstar (India); DStv Now (NGA) The Premier League’s 2022/23 season began on Friday night with Everton vs Chelsea at Goodison Park. This was after two months of waiting. Some tasty fixtures will be coming our way over the weekend. One of them will take place at Goodison Park Saturday evening, with Everton hosting Chelsea.
Everton finished 16th last season, four points clear from the drop zone, and just barely survived the wrathful consequences of relegation. Frank Lampard, the manager who replaced Rafael Benitez halfway through the campaign has had enough time to make his mark on the squad. Fans can expect the team to perform better than last year.
The Toffees’ pre-season preparations were not ideal. They lost two of their first fixtures against Arsenal and Minnesota United. Lampard and his team should feel confident going into the crucial opening match after back-to-back wins against Blackpool, Dynamo Kyiv and Arsenal.
Chelsea’s hit-and miss transfer window has dominated the summer. Blues were frustrated with their inability close deals and many targets fell through the cracks. They have signed a few players recently, which may ease tensions within the camp.
Although Chelsea finished third last season, they were almost 20 points behind the top two clubs. They will be trying to close that gap. Thomas Tuchel’s men, much like Everton have struggled in pre-season. They lost to Arsenal and Charlotte FC, while they played their last friendly against Udinese.
Both teams are keen to kick off the new season with a win, and Lampard will be looking to prove something to his former employers. The Hard Tackle examines both teams ahead of the exciting match-up at Goodison Park.