Chelsea scores: Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly both 6/10 in victory over Everton

Chelsea began off to a good beginning despite a slow start in their Premier League opener when they clinched an one-goal win over Everton on the pitch at Goodison Park on Saturday evening.The first period was quiet and saw the home side get the most of the chances however, Thomas Tuchel’s side that scored the first goal following the Abdoulaye Doucoure was fouled by Ben Chilwell in the box, allowing Jorginho for the scoring the first goal for Chelsea for the campaign. The Toffees responded well following the break, as Demarai Gray discovered an opening inside the box, before attempting to test Edouard Mendy as well, which was followed by the home team that came close to scoring a goal, only because of some desperate defensive.

Chelsea did not manage to make meaningful chances despite the addition of Christian Pulisic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek added, while taking an esoteric approach to fend off the pressure from the opposition who became more impatient when the game progressed. 10 minutes of extra time due to a medical emergency at the side of the pitch caused Chelsea to stay focused throughout the injury-time period, and they managed to hang to three crucial and hard-fought goals.

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Thiago Silva and Edouard Mendy were the most impressive players for Chelsea during the match and their contributions were crucial in helping them score an unbeaten record.


Chelsea’s attack was unpredictably and poor too often, which made them struggle to make chances out of the open field. Thomas Tuchel must also find ways to support Raheem Sterling whom was shut out by opponents.

manager Rating (out of 10))

4 – 4 – A victory for Chelsea is the only thing that counts However, Thomas Tuchel has plenty to do after his team’s performance in the game today. The Blues could easily have be punished, as their approach to football not supporting the attack. This is something that has to be improved for the following game.

Player Rating (1-10 10 = the best new players who are who are introduced after 70 minutes receive zero rating)

GK Edouard Mendy 7 -7 – A solid touch during the opening half stopped James Tarkowski from scoring first and the Senegal International blocked Demarai Gray’s shot in the closing moments of the second half.

FC Kalidou Koulibaly 6, Former Napoli center-back appeared confident in handling some defensive scenarios, especially balls that were in the air, however his overall performance was mixed. Premier League debut for Everton could have been more successful by taking more care with certain of his passes to midfield.

DFA Thiago Silva 8 -8 – An important interception that stopped a ball by Demarai Gray which would have provided the most exciting chance of the first period is a perfect example of the defensive performance of the 37-year-old in the match. Silva’s understanding and understanding of his game established the bar for his side.

DFC Cesar Azpilicueta 6, 66 – Azpilicueta kept it simple and didn’t seem to be making many mistakes, although it could have been more close to Thiago Silva at times in the game when Everton were breaking rapidly along the flank.

The MF Ben Chilwell, 6 -6- The 25-year-old made the most out of contact inside the box from Abdoulaye Docoure to secure an early penalty right before the break and earn the maximum amount of dividends from an intuitive move to the goal.

MF Jorginho 6 -6- A clever penalty was awarded to Jorginho shoot Jordan Pickford the wrong way from the spot and give Chelsea their first lead. He was able to get plenty of ball throughout the 90 minutes but didn’t seem to play enough on the defensive end of his game.

MFC N’Golo Kante 7 -7 – the France player disrupted the play at a few times. Kante took quick action to block the threat, and did not make any mistakes when moving the ball forward.

FM Reece James, 5 -5 –James frequently looked to stretch the ball down the right side, however, Everton attempted to block his influence by making sure that he was shut down. James, 22, was given an unneeded yellow card for wasting time before the hour-mark.

CSS0_FW Raheem Sterling 6,The England player had some good moments where he appeared to be the best Chelsea player moving forward however, he was usually alone and in the midst of Everton shirt.

FW Kai Havertz 5, 5 -5 – A solitary performance of Kai Havertz, the Germany person who was unable to make any impact at all in the game.

Mason Mount, 5 Mason Mount, 5 -5 – Mount made well in the early part of the match to challenge Jordan Pickford in an otherwise peaceful game for the player. The skillful movement of Mount helped create an opening for Chilwell to cross as he waited for Chelsea receiving penalty.


Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chilwell 65″) 6 -6- A forceful run led to the ball to Vitaliy Mykolenko and gave Chelsea an uncontested kick in a hazard area.

Christian Pulisic (Mount, 65″) 5 -5 –The USMNT star made his debut for Mount at the 1 hours mark. But he did not receive the support needed to stand out.

Marc Cucurella (Koulibaly 75″) N/R — Cucurella nearly registered an assist in his debut thanks to his perfectly crafted pass to Raheem Sterling however, the shot was snuffed by Mykolenko.

Armando Broja (Havertz 75″) N/R– Substituted for Havertz in the last 15 minutes.

Conor Gallagher (Jorginho 90+8″) N/R– An Chelsea debut was made when Gallagher made debut for the final two minutes of the match.