PL 2022/23 – Everton vs Chelsea, match preview, predicted lineups

Eve vs Che
Chelsea open their new Premier League season with a trip to Goodison Park

Chelsea play Everton on Saturday in both team’s first encounter of 2022/23 campaign as the new season commences. Both teams will be looking for a win here.

Kick-off : 5:30 PM (Local)

Venue : Goodison Park, Liverpool

Chelsea start off the new campaign aiming to succeed this season in triumph after a fine last season. They being a senior club in the English scene will have high expectations in Europe as well. They will look to play their brand of football.

The Blues were not bad in the pre-season winning games of football despite defeats as well especially to rivals Arsenal. They must be confident coming into the Premier League.

Boss Thomas Tuchel might use his 3-4-2-1 formation in Liverpool and try to be solid at the back and get goals up front to defeat the opponent.

On the other hand, Everton were poor last season and almost got relegated. They will not hope of the repeat of that performance this season. They will look to play quality football.

The Toffees were ok in the pre-season with defeats as well as wins. A opening home game in the Premier League must help.

Manager Frank Lampard will use his 4-3-3 formation most likely to churn out a result.

Team news and possible lineups

Kalidou Koulibaly is set to make his debut for Chelsea. While Timo Werner is a doubt.

As for Everton, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is injured and hence unavailable. While Salomon Rondon is suspended.

Chelsea XI : Mendy, Azpilicueta, T. Silva, Koulibaly, James, Kante, Kovacic, Chilwell, Mount, Havertz, Sterling.

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

Prediction

I expect Chelsea to start as favourites for this game and they might win 2-1.

Alankrit Mathur

Hi, I am Alankrit Mathur. I have a passion for Football & Cricket. I love to write blogs about the above mentioned sports.

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