Kalidou Koulibaly and James Tarkowski shine in their first games for Chelsea in a 1-0 victory over Everton.
At Goodison Park, Chelsea defeated Everton by a score of 1-0 thanks in part to Jorginho’s penalty kick at the conclusion of the first half. This victory gave Chelsea a winning start to the new Premier League season.
Ben Godfrey suffered a serious lower leg injury and had to be carried off, dealing Frank Lampard’s team a serious injury blow early on.
After Jordan Pickford parried N’Golo Kante’s shot into his path, rookie Raheem Sterling also had a goal disallowed for offside, but the flag prevented the star signing from scoring his first Premier League goal for his new team.
Following Chelsea’s narrow victory over the Toffees this evening at Goodison Park, Sportsmail has evaluated each player and examined each player’s performance.
(6) Jordan Pickford
Kante misfired and Jorginho gave no chance with the penalty.
The Ben Godfrey 5
After a last-ditch tackle on Havertz, the player was prematurely stretchered off with what appeared to be a serious injury.
The Yerry Mina 7
made some crucial interceptions and blocks to keep Chelsea at bay but was injured again.
Tarkowski, James 8
A header in the first half was tipped over by Mendy during an impressive all-around debut.
(7) Nathan Patterson
When making his Premier League debut, the young Scot displayed excellent composure.
The 7th Abdoulaye Doucoure
By giving up the penalty, he marred an arduous midfield performance in which he was everywhere on the field.
Seven Alex Iwobi
in a central midfield position, carried on the diligent work of last season.
Six Vitali Mykolenko
To keep James and Kante quiet on the right flank, he had his work cut out for him, but he persisted in his goal.
The 5 Anthony Gordon
struggled to make an impact as a “false nine” and missed the target with a header in the first half.
Gray, Demarai 7
A constant outlet for his threat thanks to his speed and crossing prowess.
Mr. Dwight McNeil 6
On his debut, he displayed some encouraging skills and put in a solid defensive performance.
had a strong defensive performance and displayed some promising touches in his debut.
17th minute, 7. Mason Holgate for Godfrey
61st minute, substitution of Dele Alli for McNeil, 5.
70th minute, 5. Ruben Vinagre for Mina.
Replacements (not used): Allan, Asmir Begovic, Michael Keane, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Lewis Warrington, and Stanley Mills.
Mykolenko and Mina are reserved.
Mendy, Eduardo 6
had only one significant task, which was to tip over Tarkowski’s header in the opening period.
Seven César Azpilicueta
With his typical strong defensive performance, the Chelsea captain celebrated the signing of his new contract.
Silva, Thiago 6
I was relieved that there wasn’t a known striker to mark, and I dominated the game.
7, Kalidou Koulibaly
Prior to getting hurt, he had a solid debut, tackling and passing well.
John Reece 7
His raids down the flank were a constant danger to Everton.
Nokia News – Quick Synopsis.
Chelsea secured a winning start to the season with a 1-0 victory against EvertonJorginho’s penalty in the ninth minute of first-half injury time put the Blues 1-0 upBen Godfrey suffered a nasty leg injury as he was stretchered off in the first half Chelsea held on for the win after 10 minutes of added time in the second-half