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Four things we learned from Chelsea's new signings - and what they need next

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Chelsea kicked off their 2022/23 campaign with a desperately-needed victory following a tumultuous pre-season - but it really wasn't easy.Jorginho's first half penalty made the difference but the Blues struggled to break down Frank Lampard's stubborn Everton side, despite having plenty of possession, and looked nervy whenever the Goodison Park crowd tried to literally drag the ball past Edouard Mendy with every roaring Toffees attack.New signings Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly both started the match, with Marc Cucurella starring from the bench, but how exactly did they all fare and what do Thomas Tuchel's side need going forward?Here's what we at Daily Star Sport reckon after a tense afternoon on Merseyside...READ MORE: Gary Neville jokingly names his own transfer price after being 'stunned' by Cucurella feeHow on earth has it taken Kalidou Koulibaly so long to get to the Premier League?The former Napoli defender, who'd been linked with English clubs for years, was a rock at the back for the Blues and immediately proved that the rough and tumble of the Premier League was right up his street.At 31-years-old, some might have been concerned that his best years were behind him, but on today's evidence they really aren't.

Not by a long a shot.What did you make of Chelsea's new signings today? Let us know in the comments section below.Raheem Sterling's invention and agility and will be a big help to Chelsea this season.Penetration has been a big issue for the Blues since Eden Hazard left and the England international's ability to go breeze past defenders will unlock plenty of doors, as it did against Everton.He spent the afternoon flip-flopping between centre forward and left wing, and while the former doesn't really.

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