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Royal Blue Mersey 8 hours ago
Everton at Chelsea: The Opposition View

Everton at Chelsea: The Opposition View

Everton beat Chelsea 1-0 in December’s reverse fixture | Photo by Jon Super - Pool/ We spoke to Chelsea fan and writer Dávid Pásztor prior to Monday’s clash at Stamford Bridge Everton travel to Chelsea on Monday in a particularly crucial game in their quest for Champions League qualification. Under Carlo Ancelotti, who led Chelsea to a Premier League and FA Cup double in 2010, Everton sit fifth, one point and place behind Chelsea but with a game in hand. Chelsea have not lost in their ten games in all competitions since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as...
Royal Blue Mersey 10 hours ago
Everton at Chelsea: Match Preview | It’s fifth v fourth as the race for the Champions League hots up

Everton at Chelsea: Match Preview | It’s fifth v fourth as the race for the Champions League hots up

Photo by Clive Brunskill/ Toffees look to maintain impressive away form at Stamford Bridge Three successive wins have rocketed Everton into contention for a Champions League place as they head to top four rivals Chelsea looking to secure their first league win at Stamford Bridge for 27 years. The Toffees were far from their best at West Brom on Thursday, but the win was hugely significant and potentially one of the most important results of the season as it briefly lifted them into the top four. So often this team fails to take that giant step and make progress in the...
Royal Blue Mersey 12 hours ago
Everton Loan Recap: February Report | Kean keeps scoring

Everton Loan Recap: February Report | Kean keeps scoring

Photo by Clive Brunskill/ MOTM performances and goals for some of Everton’s out-on-loan youngsters We’re reaching the business end of the season, but how are Everton’s loan stars getting on? Below we take a look to see who’s shining and who seems to be heading out of Goodison Park permanently. So, let’s take a look at how Everton’s out-on-loan contingent got on in February. Moise Kean – PSG After seeming to be on the verge of dipping out of Mauricio Pochettino’s plans at PSG, Moise Kean had a big February. He started six of the club’s seven games in...
Royal Blue Mersey 13 hours ago
Everton at Chelsea: Predicted Line-Up | Midfield Re-Shuffle?

Everton at Chelsea: Predicted Line-Up | Midfield Re-Shuffle?

Photo by Marc Atkins/ How will the Blues line-up at Stamford Bridge? This has the feeling of a Sliding Doors moment for Everton. A win would put Everton right in the driving seat for a potential top four finish and while a defeat wouldn’t end the Blues’ push for the Champions League, it will feel more like a pipedream than a probability. So, how will Carlo Ancelotti line up his side for this key game? Who’s Out? Well, there’s no real news here. Definitely out again are the perennial absentees: Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Fabian Delph with Yerry Mina also still...
Royal Blue Mersey Mar 6, 2021
FA WSL Preview: Everton Women vs Man City | Toffees look to slow in-form City

FA WSL Preview: Everton Women vs Man City | Toffees look to slow in-form City

Photo by Catherine Ivill/ Everton travel east to take on surging City  Everton Women face fellow WSL side Manchester City on Sunday, March 7th at 9:00 a.m. ET/2:00 p.m. GMT, with the game being played at the Manchester City Academy Stadium. Sunday’s game marks the fourth meeting between the two sides this season in all competitions. After pleading with his team for a result, Everton Manager Willie Kirk’s side finally delivered. The Toffees last Sunday defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3–2, courtesy of two Valérie Gauvin penalties and a Jill Scott header. The win made...
Royal Blue Mersey Mar 6, 2021
Nikica Jelavić: A Happy Retirement to Everton’s One-Touch Wizard

Nikica Jelavić: A Happy Retirement to Everton’s One-Touch Wizard

Photo by Clive Brunskill/ The 35-year-old announced he was hanging up his boots last week With Nikica Jelavić announcing his retirement this past Monday, we take a look back at some of his most memorable moments with the club... | Nikica Jelavic has today hung up those goalscoring boots...Happy retirement, Jela! — Everton (@Everton) March 1, 2021 January 31, 2012 was a memorable day for many Blues. Steven Pienaar made his return to the club after a disappointing spell at Spurs, new signing Darron Gibson rocked the Blues to a 1-0 win over Manchester City, and...
Royal Blue Mersey Mar 5, 2021
Everton 1-0 West Brom: Three Thoughts | Toffees excellent away run continues

Everton 1-0 West Brom: Three Thoughts | Toffees excellent away run continues

The players have bought into Carlo Ancelotti’s system, a big reason for their success this campaign. | Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Three thoughts from Thursday’s gritty win against the Baggies  Love for the Back Four Yes, Jordan Pickford kept his third consecutive shutout Thursday against West Bromwich Albion, but he’s already received a healthy amount of praise in recent weeks in this column. So, here is some much-deserved love for the back four that has been vital to those three clean sheets. LB: Lucas Digne; LCB: Ben Godfrey; RCB: Michael Keane; RB:...
Royal Blue Mersey Mar 5, 2021
Everton news: Ancelotti’s transfer plans, King permanent deal interest, and more

Everton news: Ancelotti’s transfer plans, King permanent deal interest, and more

Recapping all the Everton news from yesterday Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours Everton defeat West Brom 1-0. Here’s how it happened. [RBM] “I think that at the start of the season, no-one could say that Everton, after 26 games, would be there in the top four. But this is deserved, well deserved from my team because they are working really well,” says Ancelotti. [RBM] Check out the highlights here and Gylfi’s post-match reaction below. “The most pleasing thing is the fact we are into the top four and won away from home when we didn’t play well. That is...
Royal Blue Mersey Mar 5, 2021
5 Telling Stats from Everton’s Slender 1-0 Win Over West Brom

5 Telling Stats from Everton’s Slender 1-0 Win Over West Brom

Photo by Alex Pantling/ Everton grab their third win in a row, but what did the numbers tell us about the performance? However temporarily, Everton moved up to fourth with a win over Big Sam’s West Brom. Three performances in a row where Everton have dug deep to seize all the points. But what did the numbers tell us about the performance? 4 from 4 Richarlison bang in form A few question marks were starting creep over Richarlison last month. But with four very important goals in each of the last four games, he’s suddenly become the league’s in-form player. It’s a...
Royal Blue Mersey Mar 4, 2021
Ancelotti warns teams underestimating Everton

Ancelotti warns teams underestimating Everton

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Manager’s comments after Toffees produce another gritty, narrow win It wasn’t easy and it certainly wasn’t pretty, but Everton did enough to score and then hold the single-goal lead at West Bromwich Albion to secure three points and move into fourth in the Premier League table. Richarlison’s sixth in six games means Everton now have nine wins away from Goodison Park, though the performance was quite similar to the game on Monday against Southampton that had ended in the same scoreline. Shorn of James Rodriguez, Tom Davies...
Royal Blue Mersey Mar 4, 2021
Everton at West Brom: Player Grades Poll | Who was your Man of the Match?

Everton at West Brom: Player Grades Poll | Who was your Man of the Match?

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Grade the Everton players and manager on their performance today Who was your Everton Man of the Match in today’s game against West Bromwich Albion? Grade the players and manager on how they did. If this poll is not showing up on your screen, please click here to go and grade the players - we apologize for the inconvenience. Loading…
Royal Blue Mersey Mar 4, 2021
Everton at West Brom: Instant Reaction | An ugly win is a win

Everton at West Brom: Instant Reaction | An ugly win is a win

Photo by Shaun Botterill/ Three more points thanks to Richarlison Everton made a meal of it but in the end did just enough to scrape out another clean-sheet win. Richarlison’s sixth goal in six games was the difference in this one. Win and go fourth, even if it’s only temporarily. Everton’s task was pretty straightforward going into today’s game at the Hawthorns. For Sam Allardyce, this stop at West Bromwich Albion is an attempt to make it the latest chapter in his book of how to save clubs from the drop. The four players who were fitness doubts for this game...
Royal Blue Mersey Mar 4, 2021
Everton at West Brom: Final | Blues hold on 1-0, VAR disallows equalizer

Everton at West Brom: Final | Blues hold on 1-0, VAR disallows equalizer

Photo by Shaun Botterill/ Blues looking to keep good away form going Live Blog 90+6’ - One last throw.. there’s the whistle!! EVERTON WIN! 90+3’ - West Brom score through Diagne! Assistant referee has his flag up right away and Everton survive!! Oh my. VAR proves it was just millimetres and Everton have gotten so lucky. 90’ - The up-and-unders are causing Everton some horrors but they have dealt with all of them so far. Five minutes added on. 85’ - Great touch from Godfrey to block a cross into the box. Allan with a double block now. Whew. Josh King is on...
Royal Blue Mersey Mar 4, 2021
Everton at West Brom: Starting lineups & How to Watch | Iwobi & Bernard in

Everton at West Brom: Starting lineups & How to Watch | Iwobi & Bernard in

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Blues looking to keep good away form going Lineups Lineups are out, and James Rodriguez, Tom Davies, Seamus Coleman and Robin Olsen are not fit, but good news for Iwobi & Bernard. This looks more like a traditional 4-2-3-1 with Allan on the bench. Also saw a shout for a 3-4-3 with Digne and Iwobi as wingbacks, which could be interesting and a bit radical too. ⚠️ TEAM NEWS! ⚠️Carlo makes 2️⃣ changes to face the Baggies.COYB! #WBAEVE pic.twitter.com/8N35uAMwzJ— Everton (@Everton) March 4, 2021 Everton Pickford,...
Royal Blue Mersey Mar 4, 2021
Everton at West Brom: kickoff time, starting lineups, TV schedule, live stream and how to watch online

Everton at West Brom: kickoff time, starting lineups, TV schedule, live stream and how to watch online

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Blues looking to keep good away form going Preview After a close win at Goodison Park over Southampton finally rectified the Blues’ home form, Everton travel to West Bromwich Albion looking to keep their very good away run going. It won’t come easy though despite the hosts sitting one spot off the bottom of the table with former Toffees manager Sam Allardyce now charged with rescuing the Baggies. When West Brom had visited Goodison earlier in the season, they were playing a more expansive version of football under former Blue...