Match Today: Chelsea vs Everton 06-08-2022 English Premier League
One of the most interesting matches of the opening weekend of the 2022-23 Premier League season will take place at Goodison Park on Saturday, with Everton welcoming Chelsea in late. Everton finished 16th last season and narrowly avoided relegation while Chelsea finished third, five points behind fifth-placed Arsenal in the battle for Champions League places Everton are looking to improve on what was a very difficult campaign in the 2021-22 season in Next season, the team finished 16th in the Premier League table, just four points behind the relegation zone as they faced the prospect of relegation to second place. English football level.
Chelsea vs Everton
The 2021-22 season ended with a 5-1 defeat against Arsenal, but Lampard managed to lead the club to safety and ended the season with 39 points, achieving a record of 11 wins, six draws and 21 defeats from 38 games. Everton managed to sign only three players in the current market and brought in James Tarkowski and Dwight McNeill from Burnley, with the former available on a free transfer, while Robin Wenager moved to Goodison Park on loan from Sporting Lisbon. Lampard will be desperate to get a game for his former side this weekend, and a positive result against the Blues will see them enter well into matches against Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, Brentford and Leeds United before the end of the month.
Everton vs Chelsea
Meanwhile, Chelsea managed to finish third in the Premier League last season despite off-pitch issues with their ownership so they will play again in the Champions League this season. The Blues managed to boost their squad with four players this summer and brought in Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Karne Chukwemica and Gabriel Slonina but they still lack a heart center after Romelu Lukaku returned to Inter Milan on loan. Meanwhile, two key defenders, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, left on free transfers this summer and coach Thomas Tuchel was not happy with the club's pre-season. The London Giants will enter this match after their 3-1 victory over Udinese last Friday but were lost to both Charlotte and Arsenal during their preliminary round in the United States as Arsenal beat them 4-0 which led to a host of criticism from Tuchel. Chelsea will receive Tottenham Hotspur in their second game of the season next weekend so there is pressure on the team to start the season with a positive result but it remains to be seen if the capitalist side is fully prepared for a return to competitive action.