Italian international Jorginho led his Chelsea side to a 1-0 win over host Everton in the first stage of the English Premier League today, Saturday.
Jorginho scored the only goal of the game for Chelsea from a penalty in the ninth minute of added time in the first half from a penalty kick.
The competitions for the first leg of the competition started yesterday, Friday, when Arsenal defeated their host Crystal Palace 2-0.
Five games of the first leg were held today, Saturday, where Liverpool tied with Fulham 2/2, Bournemouth defeated Aston Villa 2-0, Leeds United defeated Wolverhampton 2-1, Newcastle United defeated Nottingham Forest 2/zero and Tottenham defeated Southampton 4/1. .
The game started under pressure from Chelsea, which were armed with its two new deals, Senegalese defender Calido Coulibaly from Naples and Raheem Sterling, who came over from Manchester City, in addition to the presence of Spaniard Marc Cucurella, who came over from Brighton.
Chelsea pressed hard in the first quarter of the game and Jordan Pickford’s goal threatened the Everton goalkeeper more than once, but without scoring.
After 18 minutes, Everton coach Frank Lampard had to make an emergency substitution after defender Ben Godfrey was injured and was replaced by Mason Holgate.
Despite being affected by the early substitution, Everton attacked Senegalese goalkeeper Edward Mendy, the Chelsea goalkeeper, and Anthony Gordon, the home side striker, threatened the Chelsea goal on more than one occasion.
In the ninth minute of stoppage time for the first half, the referee awarded Chelsea a penalty after a foul by Ben Shlwail in the penalty area, which was successfully translated into the net by Italian Georgino and scored Chelsea’s first goal.
After the goal, the referee whistled at the end of the first half, Chelsea led 1-0.
In the second half Chelsea tried to regain control of the game and succeeded with the availability of space the Everton players had left behind the defense as they rushed to attack to equalize.
Everton’s attempts to score the equalizer were unsuccessful, so Lampard resorted to more attacking substitutions as Dele entered me instead of Dwight McNeil, trying to avert the homeowner’s attack.
Everton’s offensive efforts did not lead to anything new, however, as Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel introduced Christian Bolsic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in place of Mason Mount and Ben Schluel.
Deleli missed the chance to equalize in the 72nd minute when he got a pass from his team-mate Patrick Patterson in the penalty area, but didn’t improve the ball handling to miss the equaliser.
The rest of the second half was nothing new, so the referee whistled at the end of the game, Chelsea won 1-0.