The Blues headed into the clash looking to put an end to their dismal run of form against the Toffees, having failed to win at Goodison Park in the previous six attempts.
Everton, meanwhile, were looking to maintain their unbeaten streak on the opening weekend of a season.
However, when all was said and done, Chelsea came away with a 1-0 win thanks to a Jorginho penalty deep into first-half injury-time.
New Chelsea signings Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly were handed their debuts from the off vs Everton, with Koulibaly, in particular, impressing on the day.
However, the centre-back, who was taken off shortly after an hour with a muscle issue, did still manage to catch the ire of veteran defender Thiago Silva vs Frank Lampard’s side.
As per football.london: “While the season is underway, the 31-year-old remains a work in progress for the Blues, however. Koulibaly is still learning his role and even after a superb last-ditch tackle in the opening half that saw Chelsea’s lines cleared, he was lectured by Thiago Silva about how to position himself within the back three. A stare and lots of gesturing made sure that his teammate knew where to move as the Blues moved upfield.”
Regardless of Silva’s telling off, though, Koulibaly still had a great game and looks set to be an excellent replacement for Antonio Rudiger, who is now a Real Madrid player.