Chelsea have had a frustrating transfer window which has left Thomas Tuchel fuming.
Given the Blues’ worrying state, Everton will be hoping to make a strong start under the lights at Goodison Park.
Both teams will be missing firepower on Saturday.
Chelsea head into the season without a striker, whilst Dominic Calvert-Lewin is missing for Everton.
Match preview: Everton vs Chelsea
Frank Lampard heads into his first full season in charge of Everton desperate for a better campaign than the last.
The Toffees just about avoided relegation in what was a season to forget.
Currently, there is little reason to suggest they’ll be any stronger given their transfer window.
The Merseyside club have sold Richarlison and signed only James Tarkowski and Dwight Mcneil.
Tarkowski and Dwight McNeil are both solid additions but there will be serious question marks as to whether that will be enough.
Despite steering them to safety, Lampard will have major question marks over his safety and his team start with a very strong test.
The 44-year-old hosts his former club Chelsea who have also had a very tricky transfer window.
New owner Todd Bohley has been taught the lesson of having a plan in the transfer market and the importance of having time to plan.
The American billionaire has had neither this summer which has seen the Blues miss out on several top targets.
The west London club have turned down by Raphinha, Ousmane Dembélé, Jules Kounde, Presnel Kimpembe and Nathan Ake.
Kalidou Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling have both been signed but there remains gapping holes in their team.
Thomas Tuchel recently admitted that his team are not yet ready for the start of the season.