Chelsea have defeated Everton 1-0 in their 2022-2023 Premier League opening march, MySportDab reports
Frank Lampard faces the club he serve both as a player and as manager at home and was expected to utilise the home advantage.
The first half started with both teams taking measured against their opponents as they try to outplay each other.
The aggression by both sides remained minimal as the the falls mainly in the midfield with rough tackles and more aggressive blocks.
Everton Geoffrey was stretched off the pitch after what appears to be a severe and excruciating injury after a clash.
Meanwhile, Chelsea started pushing against Everton as they searched for a first-half winner.
Extreme pressure yielded returns. They were awarded a penalty in the added time of the first half.
Jorginho converted the spot kick to give the Blues an important first-half win. The Blues led 1-0 as they went into the break.
The second half started with the home side trying to push for an equaliser. Gray had a one-on-one chance, but has his shot deflecting off Thiago’s leg for a corner.
Everton created series of chances but was unable to convert them as the game progressed.
Meanwhile, their opponents began to come back into the game as they intend to double their lead.
Their dominance was short-lived with a more domineering Everton side seeking for an equaliser.
Despite dominating possession and controlling the game, the Blues held onto their narrow lead as the game ended 1-0.
Thomas Tuchel grabs an important opening win as the Blues ran away with a narrow victory at Goodison Park