Everton vs Chelsea: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and how to watch
Frank Lampard and Chelsea have started a lot of scrutinized Premier League campaigns together, but this one sees the Everton boss and his former club on opposite sides at Goodison Park on Saturday (watch live, 12:30pm ET on USA Network.
Lampard’s celebrations upon successfully navigating his first dance with relegation will be memorable but Everton has a messy obstacle course to clear in order to not find itself doing a similar jitterbug this season.
There are a number of questions for his longtime pals and former employers, too, as Chelsea’s sent Romelu Lukaku packing while Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen left two holes in their back line.
Kalidou Koulibaly and maybe Marc Cucurella could go a long way toward fixing things up for the Blues, who still have a wealth of attacking options and a midfield few can hope to mimic on a given Premier League matchday.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Everton vs Chelsea.
The team from London ended on the losing side the last this fixture took place at the Merseyside but Frank Lampard’s men only managed to avoid the drop to the Championship by finishing 16th on the final matchday.
On the other hand, Thomas Tuchel will want to better on finishing five points clear of fifth-place Arsenal but at the same time 18 points off second-place Liverpool last season.
Everton vs Chelsea date and kick-off time
|Game||Everton vs Chelsea|
|Date||August 6, 2022|
|Kick-off||17:30 BST / 12:30 ET|
How to watch on TV and live stream online
Lampard has revealed that Dominic Calvert-Lewin would take around six weeks to recover from a knee injury he picked in training, while Salomon Rondon is suspended for the tie.
With Richarlyson’s exit in the summer, Demarai Gray is likely to lead the line of attack with support from Dwight McNeil and Anthony Gordon.
James Tarkowski is set make his debut at the back where Yerry Mina is also deemed fit to start. Seamus Coleman, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes and Andros Townsend are all unavailable and it may be up to Allan to take up the central role.
Predicted Everton starting XI: Pickford; Godfrey, Mina, Tarkowski; Patterson, Doucoure, Allan, Mykolenko; Gordon, Gray, McNeil.
|Goalkeeper||Pickford, Begovic, Lonergan|
|Defenders||Tarkowski, Patterson, Holgate, Keane, Mina, Nkounkou, Mykolenko, Godfrey, Coleman, Vinagre|
|Midfielders||Allan, Doucoure, Alli, Gomes, Gbamin, Davies|
|Forwards||McNeil, Calvert-Lewin, Gordon, Gray, Townsend, Iwobi, Rondon|