Everton vs. Chelsea: Ben Godfrey was stretchered off after serious injury after 15 minutes of play | PHOTOS

Fifteen minutes into the first half, a strong crossover arose in which Ben Godfrey ended up injured and had to be removed from Everton vs. Chelsea for the match of the first day of the Premier League 2022-23 at Goodison Park.

An uncontrollable pain, which could mean a serious ankle injury for the Everton player. What happened? It all started when the ball left the bottom line, but the referee let the action continue, since it is the VAR regulation.

The game continued and Jordan Pickford made a mistake that left Kai Havertz in front of goal. Godfrey tried to stop the ‘blues’ footballer and ended up getting seriously injured.

The game was stopped for more than six minutes to attend to the 24-year-old defender, who left the field of play on a stretcher and with oxygen. The statement from the club led by Lampard is expected to define the footballer’s status.

After that, eight minutes of extra time were added in the first half, the same ones that were used by Chelsea, who managed to score a goal from twelve steps with a shot from Jorginho.

Ben Godfrey was injured in Everton vs. Chelsea. (Photo: EFE)
Ben Godfrey was injured in Everton vs.  Chelsea.  (Photo: AP)
Ben Godfrey was injured in Everton vs. Chelsea. (Photo: AP)

Everton vs. Chelsea: the preview

A new beginning for the European leagues, including the English one. Chelsea will arrive at Goodison Park to face Everton and they do so with regular results in their pre-season, beating Udinese in their last game.

After facing Everton, Chelsea will host one of their great rivals, Antonio Conté’s Tottenham; while Frank Lampard’s team will have to visit Aston Villa.

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