Everton vs Chelsea LIVE: Sterling and Koulibaly handed debuts as Cucurella benched – Toffees have remarkable opening day record but Blues look to pile pressure on Lampard

    The first Saturday of the new season will conclude at Goodison Park this evening as Frank Lampard’s Everton host Chelsea.

    The Toffees endured a torrid campaign last term which saw Rafa Benitez sacked in January before Lampard did just enough to keep them in the Premier League.

    Optimism on Merseyside has not grown much over the summer following a difficult window and some poor pre-season results.

    • The clash at Goodison Park will kick-off at 5:30pm
    • Everton XI: Pickford, Tarkowski, Mina, Godfrey, Patterson, Doucoure, Iwobi, Mykolenko, McNeil, Gordon, Gray.
    • Subs: Begovic, Holgate, Keane, Allan, Alli, Gbamin, Vinagre, Warrington, Mills.
    • Chelsea XI: Mendy, Silva, Azpilicueta, Koulibaly, James, Kante, Jorginho, Mount, Chilwell, Sterling, Havertz.
    • Subs: Kepa, Kovacic, Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah, Broja, Ziyceh, Gallagher, Cucurella.
    • talkSPORT will have updates throughout the day and you can listen through our radio player below

    Follow our live match blog for regular updates…

    Everton and Chelsea face off as the new Premier League season get underway

    Everton and Chelsea face off as the new Premier League season get underway


    Previous article“Really bad game” & midfield options – 3 things from Klopp’s post-Fulham press conference
    Next articleMohammed Salisu scores woeful own-goal as Tottenham come from behind to thump Southampton with ‘outstanding’ Dejan Kulusevski on top form