Everton have been preparing for their first full season under Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, who will again face off against his former side.
A 1-0 win for Everton over Chelsea in May proved crucial as the Toffees avoided relegation, but they face another battle to stay up this year with Richarlison gone and Dominic Calvert-Lewin set to miss the first weeks of the season.
Here’s everything you need to know.
When is Everton vs Chelsea?
The match kicks off at 5:30pm on Saturday 6 August at Goodison Park, Liverpool.
How can I watch it?
It will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage of Saturday Night Football getting underway from 5:00pm. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription. We may earn commission from some of the links in this article, but we never allow this to influence our content. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent.
Everton: Pickford; Godfrey, Mina, Tarkowski; Patterson, Doucoure, Iwobi, Mykolenko; Gordon, Gray, McNeil
Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Koulibaly; James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell; Mount, Havertz, Sterling
Everton will work hard but look to be a very limited team that is not ready for the new season. Chelsea have hardly had the best preparations either but you can usually rely on their defence and Everton should not pose too many problems without a striker. Raheem Sterling could get the winner in a tight opening win for the Blues. Everton 0-1 Chelsea