How did the three Chelsea rookies show up in their first game?

Coach Thomas Tuchel used three signings from Chelsea this summer in last night's win over Everton

The Blues had a difficult journey to Everton’s stadium. Ben Chilwell fell inside the box after a foul by Abdoulaye Doucoure in the final minute of injury time, giving Chelsea a penalty. Jorginho scored the only goal of the game at the 11-minute mark, allowing the visitors to take all three points.

In this game, rookies Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly were scheduled to start from the start. If Koulibaly kicked left in defense of 3, Sterling would attack with Kai Havertz and Mason Mount.


Despite not shooting, the former Manchester City star delivered an impressive performance. Sterling moves around a lot, constantly switching Havertz and Mount up front. Player 27 attempted three shots, all of which were blocked. In the 43rd minute, he had one chance to put the ball into Jordan Pickford’s net, but the goal was disallowed for offside.

This game highlighted Sterling’s dribbling speed and technique. Three Lions player completes 3/5 passes. Sterling has 52 touches on the ball in 90 minutes, successfully completed 19/27 passes, reaching 70%, successful on-field disputes 7/19 times, and was tackled once (according to Sofascore).


In the 83rd minute, after a precise cross from the left by Marc Cucurella, the 27-year-old had a chance to score, but Vitalii Mykolenko saved it. Coach Tuchel, on the other hand, has every right to be pleased with Sterling’s ability to quickly adapt to the system that Chelsea has put in place.


Meanwhile, Koulibaly had a difficult Premier League debut, where he was constantly under pressure from Everton’s strikers. However, the Senegal player has demonstrated the qualities that have made him famous. According to statistics, Koulibaly has 3 tackles, 3 rescues, and 1 interception. When 50 passes all go to the correct address, the 31-year-old midfielder’s ability to distribute the ball is extremely impressive.

Cucurella, a £66 million signing, came on in the 75th minute. Tuchel should have been pleased with the Spanish defender’s performance, as he ran smartly and made Everton’s defense difficult. If Sterling scores on Cucurella’s cross in the 83rd minute, it will be the ideal debut for these two rookies.


Cucurella joins Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Gabriel Slonina, and Carney Chukwuemeka as Chelsea’s fifth summer signing. The Blues will almost certainly continue to sign more rookies during the remainder of the 2022 summer transfer window.

“Not only do rookies bring new energy, new ideas, and new ways of thinking, but they also play in new roles. Yes, Chelsea wants to bring in more young players. Let’s wait and see if that scenario comes true. become a reality” Tuchel admits that more recruits could be brought in.


According to numerous credible sources, Chelsea will play all of the time in the Wesley Fofana deal. Frenkie de Jong and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are two other possible Blues targets.

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