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Follow live coverage as Everton host Chelsea on the opening weekend of the 2022/23 Premier League season.

The Toffees only narrowly avoided the drop a year ago and will surely be desperate to start off the new campaign on the front foot to quiet any talk of similar worries this time around. Thomas Tuchel’s Blues enjoyed an altogether more positive season although twin defeats to Liverpool in the Carabao and FA Cup finals left them without any silverware.

Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard’s new side have been rocked by the news that Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss around “six weeks” due to a knee injury suffered in training. With Solomon Rondon also out due to a suspension from last season, it means Demarai Gray will lead the line. Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly make their debuts for the visitors with Marc Cucurella also signed in time to be registered in the squad, though Tuchel has only named him on the bench as Ben Chilwell comes into the side at left wing-back.

Follow all the latest updates from Goodison Park:

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

90 mins: There’s going to be 10 minutes of added time to play. The second have has seen time-wasting, substitutions, injuries and medical emergencies.

Everton will be encourged by the additional time though.

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

87 mins: The medical situation in the stands is resolved and after a three minute stop the game resumes. It’s been a sedate second half to say the least with not much action in the final thirds.

Cucurella drives Chelsea up the pitch and wins a corner after drawing Mason Holgate into a sliding tackle.

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

84 mins: There is a medical emergency in one of the stands and a policeman runs onto the pitch to alert the referee. There is a new procedure from the Premier League to have designated medical staff in the ground to deal with this type of emergency.

It means another stoppage in the game though.

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

81 mins: Chelsea win a free kick on the edge of the box that is within shooting distance. Cucurella and James are standing over the dead ball and it’s James who drills his effort at goal over the crossbar!

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

78 mins: There were debates about where Thomas Tuchel was going to play his new £62m signing in Marc Cucurella and whether he would play the left side of a back three or as the left wingback.

He’s been positioned in the wingback role today with Reece James taking the right side of the back three role and Cesar Azpilicueta moving to the left.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is playing on the right side of the midfield.

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

75 mins: Armando Broja had a decent season on loan at Southampton last year but will have some work to do to force himself into Chelsea’s starting line-up. There is an opportunity up top with Romelu Lukaku back at Inter Milan but he’ll need to make use of these appearances off the bench.

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

72 mins: More swaps. Kai Havertz and Kalidu Koulibaly are taken off with Armando Brojam making just his second appearance for the Blues and Marc Cucurella, who is on debut, replacing them.

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

69 mins: Ruben Vinagre is brought on the replace Yerry Mina for Everton. Mina hobbles off the pitch. Everton have used their three substitution windows and won’t be able to call on any more replacements.

The match has slowed right down as Reece James swings another Chelsea free kick into the box. Vinagre is there to head clear.

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

66 mins: Yerry Mina looks as though he’s twisted his ankle as he knocks the ball out of play when getting closed down by Raheem Sterling.

This could be another injury that Frank Lampard needs to deal with.

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

63 mins: Thomas Tuchel responds to the change from Everton with a couple of substitutions of his own. Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Christian Pulisic come on with Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount the men replaced.

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