Italy international Jorginho led his side Chelsea to a 1-0 win over hosts Everton today, Saturday, in the English Premier League first leg.
Jorginho scored the only goal of the game for Chelsea on a ninth-minute first-half stoppage-time penalty.
The competitions for the first leg of the competition started yesterday, Friday, when Arsenal beat hosts Crystal Palace 2-0.
Five first leg matches were played today, Saturday, where Liverpool drew 2/2 with Fulham, Bournemouth beat Aston Villa 2-0, Leeds United beat Wolverhampton 2-1, Newcastle United beat Nottingham Forest 2/0 and Tottenham beat Southampton. 4/1. .
The match started with pressure from Chelsea, who were armed with their two new offers, Senegalese defender Calido Coulibaly from Napoli, and Raheem Sterling, who joined Manchester City, in addition to the presence of Spaniard Marc Cucurella, who joined Brighton.
Chelsea pressed hard in the first quarter of the game, and Jordan Pickford’s goal threatened the Everton keeper on more than one occasion, but failed to score.
In the 18th minute, Everton manager Frank Lampard had to make an emergency substitution after defender Ben Godfrey was injured, to be replaced by Mason Holgate.
Despite being affected by the early switch, Everton attacked Senegal keeper Edward Mendy, Chelsea goalkeeper, and Anthony Gordon, the home side’s striker, threatened Chelsea’s goal from over ‘an occasion.
In the ninth minute of first-half stoppage time, the referee awarded Chelsea a penalty after a foul from Ben Shlwail in the penalty area, which was translated by the Italian Georgino successfully into the net, scoring Chelsea’s first goal.
After the goal, the referee whistled late in the first half, with Chelsea leading 1-0.
In the second half, Chelsea tried to regain control of the game, and succeeded with the availability of space left by the Everton players behind the defense while rushing forward to equalise.
Everton’s attempts to score the equalizer were unsuccessful, so Lampard resorted to more attacking substitutions, as Dele signed me on for Dwight McNeil, in a bid to move the attack from the owner.
However, Everton’s attacking efforts yielded nothing new, while Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel introduced Christian Bolsic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek instead of Mason Mount and Ben Schluel.
Deleli missed the chance to score the equalizer in the 72nd minute, when he received a pass from teammate Patrick Patterson inside the penalty area, but failed to improve ball handling to miss the opportunity to equalize.
The rest of the second half saw nothing new, so the referee whistled at the end of the match, with Chelsea winning 1-0.