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

Follow live coverage as Jurgen Klopp’s Reds get their 2022/23 campaign underway against the newly-promoted Cottagers in west London

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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.

Follow all the latest updates from Craven Cottage:

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Jorginho keeps his cool from the spot to give Chelsea winning start at Everton

Jorginho’s late first-half penalty saw Chelsea claim their first win at Goodison Park in five visits but there was no fresh start for Everton who ended the day with a defeat and a double injury blow.

Everton’s Premier League campaign was barely 10 minutes old when Ben Godfrey was carried off on a stretcher and taken to hospital with a serious-looking lower leg problem and he was followed out of the Park End exit in the second half by injury-prone centre-back Yerry Mina.

Chelsea were not immune to the curse with debutant Kalidou Koulibaly also limping off in the final 15 minutes but he played his part in the 1-0 victory by ensuring the hosts were kept at arm’s length for long periods.

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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.

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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).

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FT Everton 0-1 Chelsea

Chelsea keeper Édouard Mendy has kept a clean sheet in 47% of his Premier League starts (31/66) – only Ederson (50%) has a higher clean sheet ratio among keepers to have started at least 50 games.

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FT Everton 0-1 Chelsea

Jorginho has scored 20 goals in the Premier League, with 90% of them being penalties (18/20), the highest percentage of any player with at least 10 goals in the competition.

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Full-time: Everton 0-1 Chelsea

90+11 mins: Chelsea take the win and the three points! Jorginho’s penalty was enough for Chelsea to see off Everton who were solid if unspectacular.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Everton 0-1 Chelsea

90 mins: There’s going to be 10 minutes of added time to play. The second have has seen time-wasting, substitutions, injuries and medical emergencies.

Everton will be encourged by the additional time though.

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