At times last season, even before the sanctions imposed on former owner Roman Abramovich, it felt like Thomas Tuchel’s side were going nowhere, falling too far behind Manchester City and Liverpool while being too good for the rest.
Despite a very brief scare towards the end of the season, this is where Chelsea remained, although off-the-pitch events understandably captured the spotlight.
At the dawn of a new era, it is difficult to judge where Tuchel’s team is. Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly feature big names ready for the first team, but a disappointing pre-season has seen the Chelsea boss go so far as to question the commitment of some of his players.
Beaten at Goodison Park just a few months ago, it’s hard to say Chelsea are in their best form as they prepare to meet former manager and club legend Frank Lampard again.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League match is scheduled to kick off at 5.30pm BST on Saturday August 6, 2022.
Goodison Park in Liverpool will host.
Where to watch Everton vs Chelsea
TV channel: The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports main event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD.
Direct: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game via the Sky Go app.
LIVE coverage: Follow every minute via standard sportsblog dedicated to matches.
Everton vs Chelsea Team News
Lampard will be without Dominic Calvert-Lewin after the England international picked up a “freak” injury in training, meaning Dele Alli is likely to replace mid-attack with Salomon Rondon suspended.
Tom Davies, Andre Gomes and Seamus Coleman shouldn’t be involved.
For Chelsea, Sterling and Koulibaly are likely to make their Premier League debuts for the club and Tuchel will offer more information on the squad during his pre-match press conference.
Everton vs Chelsea Prediction
Chelsea don’t have the best record at Goodison Park but should surely have enough to beat an Everton missing one of their most important players.
Chelsea won 2-1.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
Everton win: 59
Chelsea win: 74