11:27 AM EST, Sun November 29, 2020
Royal Blue Mersey 4 hours ago
Ancelotti still has confidence in his Everton side, wants more consistency

Ancelotti still has confidence in his Everton side, wants more consistency

Photo by Peter Powell - Pool/ Manager’s post-match comments after Blues lose again at Goodison Park Everton didn’t necessarily play badly, but didn’t do enough to win either in a 1-0 loss at home to Leeds United. Both sides created bucketloads of chances but then only managed to score once between the pair as the Toffees have now slumped to one win in their last six games after starting the season on a tear of four straight wins. More comments from the Everton manager here, but on the game itself Carlo Ancelotti talked a little bit about how he had expected...
Royal Blue Mersey 5 hours ago
5 Telling Stats from Everton’s Entertaining 1-0 Loss to Leeds

5 Telling Stats from Everton’s Entertaining 1-0 Loss to Leeds

Photo by PETER POWELL/POOL/AFP via What did the numbers tell us about this end-to-end encounter at Goodison Park? Normally when Everton lose a football match you want to scratch out your eyeballs and vow never to watch the damn sport again. That wasn’t the case here, but it doesn’t alleviate the frustration from this end-to-end encounter. But what can the numbers tell us? Open Most total shots in a game this season (38) First off, before we make this about Everton disappointment, can we just give a nod to how entertaining and end-to-end this game was? Indeed,...
Royal Blue Mersey 6 hours ago
First time captain Holgate admits Everton did not follow Ancelotti instructions

First time captain Holgate admits Everton did not follow Ancelotti instructions

Photo by Clive Brunskill/ Youngster reflects on loss on an otherwise proud day personally Everton got caught up in a track meet they seemed ill-prepared to participate in against Leeds United, and were both fortunate and unfortunate at the final result yesterday. Leeds United won 1-0 after a first half where the visitors could have had a flurry of goals, but the Toffees missed a couple of gilt-edged chances themselves and were unfortunate to have two goals chalked off for offside decisions too. Young defender Mason Holgate had the honour of leading out the Blues at an...
Royal Blue Mersey 7 hours ago
Ancelotti left to rue prediction as Everton lose to Leeds United

Ancelotti left to rue prediction as Everton lose to Leeds United

Photo by PETER POWELL/POOL/AFP via Manager’s comments after his side falter again in home defeat to Leeds United Carlo Ancelotti was in tears before kickoff during the minute’s applause to remember his one-time opponent and good friend, footballing legend Diego Maradona. At the final whistle, his mood would have improved very little as Everton failed to take their chances in a wide-open game against an exciting Leeds United side to lose 1-0. Speaking to the media after the game, Ancelotti revealed that he had expected the game to go this way, minus the final...
Royal Blue Mersey 20 hours ago
Everton vs Leeds: Player Grades Poll | Who was your Man of the Match?

Everton vs Leeds: Player Grades Poll | Who was your Man of the Match?

Photo by Clive Brunskill/ Grade the Everton players and manager on their performance today Who was your Everton Man of the Match in today’s game against Leeds United? 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 20 hours ago
Everton vs Leeds: Instant Reaction | Disappointment again

Everton vs Leeds: Instant Reaction | Disappointment again

Photo by CLIVE BRUNSKILL/POOL/AFP via Everton hosted Leeds United on their return to the Premier League today at Goodison Park, with the Blues looking to add another win after picking up the three points at Fulham on Sunday. It was the visitors that got off to the better start though, looking very fluent with their passing as they probed the three-man Everton backline. Within the opening quarter of the hour there were at least three good scoring chances, with Leeds getting two and goalkeeper Illan Meslier saving very well from point-blank range from Abdoulaye...
Royal Blue Mersey 21 hours ago
Everton vs Leeds: Live | Blues spurn chances to lose 1-0

Everton vs Leeds: Live | Blues spurn chances to lose 1-0

Photo by Jon Super - Pool/ Ancelotti’s Blues looking to make it two wins on the trot Live Blog Fulltime Thoughts - Everton once again underwhelming, not taking advantage of their chances. On defence, while there is a silver lining that they did not concede two again, they certainly gave Leeds enough chances to score. Still lots of work for Ancelotti to do. FT: #PremierLeague#EFC 0 (1.49 xG) #LUFC 1 (3.05 xG) Leeds rack up 3.05 xG and collect the three points.#EVELEE shot map ➡️ https://t.co/lcnntNGL1H pic.twitter.com/wLHp2hi4Vv— Infogol (@InfogolApp)...
Royal Blue Mersey 22 hours ago
Everton vs Leeds: Live | Chances for both sides

Everton vs Leeds: Live | Chances for both sides

Photo by Jon Super - Pool/ Ancelotti’s Blues looking to make it two wins on the trot Live Blog 45’ - Great cross into the Everton box, Harrison climbs higher than Iwobi and heads against the post! Bamford following up hits it wide! Oh my. 44’ - Richarlison again in the box, fires and saved by Meslier again! 42’ - Davies finds DCL, who sets up Richarlison for a 20+ yard shot, saved by Meslier, parried away for a corner. Curled into the box and Richarlison heads home! Goal! NO! Called off by VAR for osside/obstruction. Argh. Godfrey was in an offside position...
Royal Blue Mersey 23 hours ago
Everton vs Leeds: Starting Lineups & How to Watch | Ancelotti sticks with 3-man backline

Everton vs Leeds: Starting Lineups & How to Watch | Ancelotti sticks with 3-man backline

The Blues last played Leeds in a preseason friendly in 2015 | Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Ancelotti’s Blues looking to make it two wins on the trot Live Blog Carlo Ancelotti sticks with the three-man backline it looks like with Mason Holgate coming in and Yerry Mina benched after some underwhelming performances. Also looking like Alex Iwobi will play left wingback like Ancelotti alluded to during his presser yesterday and maybe Tom Davies playing as the other wingback? Our starting XI to face Leeds United… #EVELEE...
Royal Blue Mersey Nov 28, 2020
Everton vs Leeds: kickoff time, starting lineups, TV schedule, live stream and how to watch online

Everton vs Leeds: kickoff time, starting lineups, TV schedule, live stream and how to watch online

The Blues last played Leeds in a preseason friendly in 2015 | Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Ancelotti’s Blues looking to make it two wins on the trot Preview Everton got back to winning ways last weekend with an ultimately hardfought 3-2 win at Fulham, and will face another side that was newly-promoted over the summer today. Leeds United however, coached by Marcelo Bielsa, will prove to be a more cerebral challenge for Carlo Ancelotti and his side at Goodison Park. The news that fans will soon be allowed back into the stadiums in reduced capacities was...
Royal Blue Mersey Nov 27, 2020
Everton vs Leeds: The Opposition View

Everton vs Leeds: The Opposition View

Everton and Leeds’ last competitive meeting was in the EFL Cup in September 2012 | Photo by Anna Gowthorpe/PA Images via We spoke to Leeds fan and writer Alfie Douglass prior to Saturday#s clash at Goodison Park Everton will look to build on the momentum picked up in last week’s win at Fulham when they host Leeds United at Goodison Park on Saturday evening. The Blues go into this week’s round of fixtures sixth in the table after that victory at Craven Cottage - their first league win in five - and welcome Leeds to Goodison for the first time since 2003. That...
Royal Blue Mersey Nov 27, 2020
Everton vs Leeds United preview - Can the Toffees make it back-to-back wins?

Everton vs Leeds United preview - Can the Toffees make it back-to-back wins?

Photo by Mike Egerton/EMPICS via The Whites head to Goodison for the first time in 17 years Everton may have showcased their best and worst sides in last weekend’s chaotic win over Fulham, but the result was all important after three successive defeats and stabilises a season that had threatened to spiral worrying downwards. It has been an equally up and down week, with news of supporters being able to return to Goodison, albeit in small numbers, from next month a real boost after such a terrible year. That news was tempered by confirmation Lucas Digne suffered an...
Royal Blue Mersey Nov 27, 2020
Everton vs Leeds: Predicted Lineups | Youth or Experience?

Everton vs Leeds: Predicted Lineups | Youth or Experience?

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via With Lucas Digne out for the foreseeable, will Carlo turn to young or old on the left? Carlo Ancelotti deviated from the 4-3-3 set up for the first time last week and was rewarded with a good attacking first half performance. However, the Blues’ manager will be forced into at least one change having been given a bad piece of injury news this week. Who’s Out Sadly, Lucas Digne – who has been outstanding this season and provided two assists against Fulham – picked up an ankle ligament injury which will see him ruled out until...
Royal Blue Mersey Nov 27, 2020
Ancelotti addresses Brands rumour, James playing centrally, what’s clicked for Calvert-Lewin

Ancelotti addresses Brands rumour, James playing centrally, what’s clicked for Calvert-Lewin

Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Manager’s comments ahead of Everton vs Leeds United tomorrow Everton will return to home comforts tomorrow to take on Leeds United, with the historic club marking their return to the Premier League this season. Speaking ahead of the game, manager Carlo Ancelotti was asked about a number of topics, starting with Alex Iwobi’s good showing last weekend in the right wingback position. “I was happy with his performance, he did well. He can cover the wingback position well. “Iwobi is a good player, he needs to feel confidence...
Royal Blue Mersey Nov 27, 2020
Ancelotti confident squad can cope without full-backs

Ancelotti confident squad can cope without full-backs

Ancelotti’s Everton got back to winning ways at Fulham last week | Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Lucas Digne and Seamus Coleman are both sidelined, but the Everton manager has faith in their deputies Carlo Ancelotti says he trusts whoever he chooses in place of injured full-backs Lucas Digne and Seamus Coleman, though acknowledged it is a better for Everton to lose two of their most important players. Digne faces several months out with an ankle injury sustained in training this week, for which he will undergo surgery on Monday, while Coleman suffered a...