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Fulham vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction today

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Follow live coverage as Liverpool travel to Fulham on the opening weekend of the 2022/23 Premier League season.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds came just one point and one place short of Manchester City in the title race last season and begin their battle to go one better this time around against the newly-promoted Cottagers on Saturday lunchtime.

Centre-back Ibrahima Konate has joined an injury list which already includes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Diogo Jota (thigh), Curtis Jones (calf), second-choice goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher (groin) and Kostas Tsimikas (knock), with Naby Keita also missing. For the hosts, Marco Silva includes headline summer arrival Joao Palhinha for his Premier League debut while last year’s Championship top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic will hope to pick up where he left off as they bid to avoid the drop.

Jorginho penalty earns Chelsea victory over Everton in game marred by Ben Godfrey injury

There are statement results to kickstart a new era and this was only one in the sense that, after four consecutive defeats at Goodison Park, Chelsea won at what has seemed their bogey ground.

For Clearlake Capital, their £4.25 billion investment should secure something more exciting and more emphatic than a stodgy, if hard-fought, triumph in a low-calibre game. For Todd Boehly, the co-owner who has doubled up as his own director of football and whose summer transfer deliberations have encompassed everyone from Cristiano Ronaldo to Carney Chukwuemeka, victory was secured by two throwbacks to past regimes.

Jorginho, once seen as Maurizio Sarri’s pet project, scored a penalty won by Ben Chilwell, the signing Frank Lampard championed more than any other. That it condemned Lampard to defeat felt the least of the cruelties for Chelsea’s record scorer. His past is not his greatest concern in a week when Everton have stumbled into the season defined by costly injuries.

Everton 0-1 Chelsea: Abdoulaye Doucoure’s needless foul allowed Jorginho to beat Jordan Pickford from the spot deep into first-half stoppage time after a serious-looking injury to the home team’s defender

Michael Jones6 August 2022 19:57

FT Everton 0-1 Chelsea

Chelsea’s opener was their 139th penalty goal in Premier League history, the outright most of any side.

Since Thomas Tuchel’s first away match in charge of Chelsea in February 2021, only Manchester City (70) have won more Premier League away points than the Blues (63).

Everton lost their opening league game of the season for the first time since 2011-12 ending the longest current unbeaten such run in the Premier League (10).

Michael Jones6 August 2022 19:53

Everton 0-1 Chelsea

90+9 mins: Conor Gallagher makes his full Chelsea debut as he replaces Jorginho with two minutes to play. A free kick for the Blues is played short and Marc Cucurella takes it to the corner before passing the ball backwards.

The visitors are just managing the game now.

Michael Jones6 August 2022 19:36

Everton 0-1 Chelsea

90+6 mins: James Tarkowski isn’t best pleased with some of the decisions that have gone against him today. He brings down Broja and gifts Chelsea another free kick in the final third.

James delivers it and the striker nods an effort straight to Pickford who clings onto the ball.

Michael Jones6 August 2022 19:34

Everton 0-1 Chelsea

90+3 mins: Everton are pushing the issue as time ticks by but they’re not overextending themselves Jordan Pickford wants the team to push further forward.

Chelsea seem comfortable, they have the lead and Everton aren’t threatening the goal.

Michael Jones6 August 2022 19:31

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