Chelsea Football Club has overcome Everton as they secured 3 points in the 2022 English premier league fresh season at Goodison Park on Saturday.
The game had the slowest start among the six fixtures. Both sides failed to find a rhythm of play and found it easy to thwart one another’s advances.
However, Chelsea looked the better of the two sides, owing to the sheer quality in their ranks.
The first half saw an unfortunate injury to Ben Godfrey of Everton as he stayed down following a splendid block.
The medical staff was brought onto the pitch and he was stretchered off after nearly eight minutes of treatment. Being injured on the first day of the season will be gut-wrenching and here’s hoping for a speedy return to full fitness for him!
Chelsea played most of the game in Everton’s half as their center-backs Kalidou Koulibaly and Thiago Silva were often seen yards into the hosts’ territory.
This tactic also helped them recover well against the tantalizing pace of Demarai Gray when the Toffees broke forward.
The Blues appeared to have scored just before half-time following a poor mistake by Jordan Pickford. However, Raheem Sterling was caught offside and the goal was disallowed immediately.
The match was decided by a Jorginho penalty deep into first-half stoppage time, although the Blues dominated most of the game.