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Chelsea seal slim victory over Everton at Goddison Park

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An unconvincing win for Chelsea at the Goodison Park in the opening game of the season and can be described as one of the matches where a team would play without a proper tactical approach and get away with it. All thanks to a Jorgino’s penalty on the stroke of half time.

Frank Lampard would need to pat his boys on the back after an impressive show of brilliance at the back. Despite struggling with injury problems, they still fought till the last minute.

Alex Iwobi was keeping Everton’s midfield tidy and his presence could be felt by every blade of the pitch. Anthony Gordon stepping up to play as a false 9 shows that there’s still room for improvement. It doesn’t undermine the fact that Everton still needs to replace Richarlison who departed for Tottenham Hotspur. Talks about

The blues had 13 corner kicks and could not convert any of the chances until Abdullah Dacourè gifted Chelsea the penalty which was converted by Jorginho just before the half time whistle giving Chelsea an underserved lead.

Chelsea defeat Everton at Goodison Park for the first time since 2017. The only spark at Chelsea’s attack today was Raheem Sterling of which I’m very sure would thrive in Chelsea shirt.

After the break, Lampard’s side came bursting out of the blocks. Gordon and Gray got in-behind, with Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta and Eduoard Mendy all called into last-ditch actions to keep the scores level.

The Evertonian challenge would quickly fade as the second-half dragged on, however, and Chelsea saw the game out.

Tougher tests are soon to come – particularly against Tottenham next week – and Chelsea desperately need to improve.

 

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