Ben Chilwell of Chelsea is brought down in the box after being challenged by Abdoulaye Doucoure of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Chelsea FC at Goodison Park on August 06, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Everton player ratings: 7/10 debutant oozes class but forwards struggle in Chelsea loss

Everton suffered a 1-0 loss to Chelsea on the opening day of the 2022-23 Premier League season.

Everton raised the curtain to their 2022-23 Premier League season with a 1-0 loss to Chelsea at Goodison Park.

The Toffees displayed heart and endeavour but ultimately rued having no senior striker available with Dominic Calvert-Lewin injured and Salomon Rondon suspened.

Everton suffered a huge blow when Ben Godfrey was forced off injured in the 18th minute after he received lengthy treatment.

But the Toffees should have been ahead two minutes later when Demarai Gray whipped in a cross for Anthony Gordon - but he failed to get his head on the ball.

Chelsea started to get on the front foot before they were given a golden chance to equalise when Abdoulaye Doucoure brought Ben Chilwell down in the box.

Deep into stoppage-time, Jorginho stepped up and put the visitors ahead from the penalty spot.

Gray almost profited from a defensive mix-up moments into the second half but saw his shot blocked by Chelsea defender Thiago Silva.

Then Doucoure almost atoned for his error but was repelled by visiting keeper Edourd Mendy.

And there would be no way back for Everton as they lacked ideas in the final third.

Here’s how the Blues players rated.

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