Chelsea opened their Premier League campaign with a slim 1-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park.
The Blues found the breakthrough via a first half stoppage time penalty, which was converted by Jorginho – after Doucoure had fouled Ben Chilwell in the area.
The only sour note for Everton and coach Frank Lampard was the horrific injury suffered by Ben Godfrey.
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FULL-TIME AT GOODISON PARK: Everton 0-1 Chelsea
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT GOODISON PARK: Everton 0-1 Chelsea
HALF-TIME AT GOODISON PARK: Everton 0-1 Chelsea
45+5′ MIN: Jorginho puts away the penalty from twelve yards to give the Blues the lead.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Everton 0-1 Chelsea (Jorginho)
The referee has blown for a spot-kick, after Doucoure fouled Ben Chilwell in the box.
PENALTY!!! To Chelsea
KICK-OFF AT GOODISON PARK: Everton 0-0 Chelsea
Meanwhile, Everton shot-stopper Jordan Pickford will make his 200th club appearance for the Toffees.
Blues coach Thomas Tuchel has fielded a strong line-up which includes new recruits Kalidou Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling. Ben Chilwell makes a first competitive appearance of the new season, since his injury last term, while N’golo Kante, Reese James, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz are present as well.
Everton manager Frank Lampard has named new signing James Tarkowski in his line-up. Also, the likes of Alex Iwobi, Yerry Mina, Demarai Gray and Anthony Gordon are all in the Starting XI.