Everton, began Premier League with defeat of Chelsea

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Everton, Chelsea began their Premier League campaign with a tenacious 1-0 victory away at

who under Frank Lampard showed indications of improvement after last season’s disaster that saw them forced into a relegation struggle. The Toffees more than match the Blues despite lacking a recognised striker,

but they are unable to get past Edouard Mendy.

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He tells Sky Sports, “I’m probably frustrated, but not with our performance because I think we were extremely good. “On defence, we provided the players with a sound game plan since Chelsea likes to pick you up, pull you apart, and play through you, but we never let them do that save for one fleeting moment of inattention and a minor error on our part. I believe our boys gave it their all, so the only thing that frustrates me is the outcome.

After Abdoulaye Doucoure fouled Ben Chilwell in the box, Chelsea scored a goal when Jorginho converted a penalty.

Chilwell may face competition from Marc Cucurella,

but the England international was determined to show that he wouldn’t give up his spot easily.

After a protracted absence due to a catastrophic knee injury,

Chilwell had a difficult season last year,

but he did win the penalty that allowed Jorginho to open the scoring.

Chilwell will want to stress that he has no intention of giving up

the jersey because there have been rumours that Cucurella may be about to transition to left center-back.

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After being left off the matchday squad,

Marcos Alonso is anticipated to sign with Barcelona. Chilwell now has the potential to solidify his position as the team’s first-choice left wing-back,

ahead of new acquisition.

Despite Jorginho’s nine penalties for Chelsea last year,

Jordan Pickford was able to stop him in the Euro 2020 final,

even though Italy went on to win the competition.

The midfielder outwitted Pickford this time,

throwing him the wrong way after Ben Chilwell was pushed over by Abdoulaye Doucoure.

The Chelsea player proceeded exactly as he did in the Wembley shootout,

with the exception that Pickford altered his dive as he saw the ball slowly drip towards the goal.

For the most of the Roman Abramovich era,

Chelsea made gritted,

character-building victories in unfriendly environments their specialty.

In a summer of upheaval at Stamford Bridge,

more faces may have changed in the boardroom than on the field,

but Thomas Tuchel will be comforted by the continuity of purpose after calming a Goodison Park crowd that defeated his team the previous season.

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Ben Godfrey of Everton required extensive treatment after sustaining what was later termed as a “small leg fracture,”

necessitating Jorginho’s penalty in the seventh minute of first-half stoppage time,

which gave Tuchel’s team a steady,

though unspectacular,

start.

For the most of the Roman Abramovich era,

Chelsea excelled at squeaky-clean victories that forged character in challenging environments.

Thomas Tuchel will be comforted by the continuity of purpose

after silencing a Goodison Park crowd that defeated his team last season,

despite the fact that faces in the boardroom have changed more than those on the field during a tumultuous summer at Stamford Bridge.

Jorginho’s penalty in the seventh minute of first-half stoppage time gave Tuchel’s team a steady,

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though unspectacular,

start.

This was important since Everton’s Ben Godfrey

needed extensive treatment after sustaining what was later termed as a “small leg fracture.”

Thanks to Jorginho’s cold penalty at Goodison Park,

Bruce came out of halftime 1-0 winners. Frank Lampard’s team put up a valiant fight,

but the unfortunate foul by Ben Chilwell and Abdoulaye Doucule ultimately won the game.

I reinserted it and released the pressure. Thomas Tuchel had a preseason injury.

10 minutes after the takeover,

Ben Godfrey was injured and injured. Lampard’s options were limited as the Everton defenders were carried away on stretchers.

Tuchel, on the other hand,

leaves out Timo Werner and Marcos Alonso. The summer transfer window closes in both situations.

Thanks to Jorginho’s cold penalty at Goodison Park,

Bruce came out of halftime 1-0 winners. Frank Lampard’s team put up a valiant fight,

but the unfortunate foul by Ben Chilwell and Abdoulaye Doucule ultimately won the game. I reinserted it and released the pressure. Thomas Tuchel had a preseason injury.

10 minutes after the takeover,

Ben Godfrey was injured and injured. Lampard’s options were limited as the Everton defenders were carried away on stretchers. Tuchel,

on the other hand, leaves out Timo Werner and Marcos Alonso. The summer transfer window closes in both situations.

Chelsea weren’t performing at their best on the first day,

Thomas Tuchel was correct. Not at least moving ahead.

However,

they do not frequently come here and succeed,

so regardless of how well they performed, that alone would have been a big source of happiness.

For a while now,

Chelsea has not particularly enjoyed going to Goodison Park. They have lost nine of their previous 13 games and the previous four in a row.

“Very classic that we win 1-0 with a Jorginho penalty,

” he told Sky Sports.

“We are not on the highest level. Players came in late. Pre-season was turbulent. We had high training last week. We had not enough movement on the ball,

more ball losses. Strange second half. 10 minutes extra time in the end,

strange.

“I’m not sure it’s why I don’t want to put pressure on us or lower expectations. We should dig in, stay quiet, be humble. The next week has one headline,

Tottenham.”

James Tarkowski and Dwight McNeil, recent additions from Burnley who were both demoted, made their Premier League debuts for the Toffees as they started the season in a five-at-the-back configuration. Since Salomon Rondon is serving a ban from the previous season and Dominic Calvert-Lewin suffered a preseason knee injury, Everton was without a reliable striker.

Raheem Sterling, a former star for Manchester City, and centre back Kalidou Koulibaly started for the opposition team. Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva, two of the Premier League’s most seasoned defenders, were Koulibaly’s starting teammates, while Sterling partnered with fellow England international Mason Mount and 23-year-old Kai Havertz in attack.

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