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How Chelsea beat Everton to secure three points from their first Premier League match of the season

Chelsea opened their Premier League season with a win after beating Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park.

Jorginho’s penalty deep into eight minutes of first-half stoppage time was the difference for Thomas Tuchel’s side.

 

Everton lost on the opening day of the season for the first time in 11 years after Abdoulaye Doucoure’s foul on Ben Chilwell forced referee Craig Pawson to point to the spot.

 

The Toffees lost defender Ben Godfrey early on as he was stretchered off and taken to hospital after suffering a lower leg injury.

 

Frank Lampard’s side then failed to truly test the visitor’s defence with the tempo of the game sapped through plenty of stoppages.

 

Chelsea begin the new campaign with a win and their first victory away at Everton in five years.


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