Chelsea got off to the best possible start to their Premier League campaign this season after beating Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park, with Jorginho scoring from the white bullet.
Objective achieved, mission accomplished! Chelsea neither dazzled nor dazzled with their performance at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon (6/8), but they were substantial and effective and this gave them the three points in their opening Premier League game of the season, with 1- 0 against Everton.
“Aggressor” Jorginho who found the way to the net from the ball in the ninth and last minute of stoppage time in the first half, with this goal allowing the Londoners to win at this stadium for the first time since 2017 and after having mediated four consecutive victories for the candies.
The first half of the “Goodison Park” encounter between Everton and Chelsea was very balanced and close, with both teams finding few clear-cut chances in front of both goals. The home side had their best chance to score in the 24th minute when Tarkovsky headed home Mikolenko’s cross from the left, but Mendy showed excellent reflexes to save for a corner.
On the other hand, the Londoners were unable to find a big phase, finding most of the corridors to Pickford’s goal closed, but in the final stoppage time of the first part (eight minutes were held due to Godfrey’s injury in the 11th minute) they found a way to break the Gordian bond.
From Koulibaly’s through ball, Chilwell entered the area and Doukoure got his hands on him awkwardly and brought him down, only for Jorginho to take over and send the ball into the net to make it 0-1 in the ninth and final game. minutes of delays.
Everton came into the second half with momentum and in the first few minutes had two shots with Gray and Ducouret that brought heartbeats to the Londoners while in the 62nd minute they threatened again with a shot from Mikolenko that went wide, with Chelsea on their side having stopped to threaten after Jorginho’s goal and to be concerned almost exclusively with how to preserve their lead.
From the 65th to the 75th minute, Thomas Tuchel made four changes to the 11 and the new faces (including Koukoreja) gave the blues freshness, as a result of which they took the reins and were not effectively threatened until the 90th minute, while in on the other hand, they had a chance to make it two goals with Sterling’s shot in the 83rd minute (the ball stopped on Mikolenko’s body).
EVERTON: Pickford, Mina (70′ Vinagre), Godfrey (18′ Holgate), Tarkowski, Paterson, Doukoure, Igwobi, Mikolenko, Gordon, McNeill (61′ Alli), Gray
CHELSEA: Mendy, Athpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly (75′ Koukoureya), James, Kante, Jorginho (90+9′ Gallagher), Chilwell (65′ Loftus-Cheek), Mount (65′ Pulisic), Sterling, Havertz (75 Broia)