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Everton F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 28 Aug 02:59

James McCarthy tells Everton he wants to leave as Republic of Ireland international targets regular football

James McCarthy has told Everton he wishes to leave the club. The Republic of Ireland international is understood to have held talks to underline a desire to find regular first team football.

Everton F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 28 Aug 02:12

Newcastle United set to open bidding on Everton's £20m James McCarthy 

Newcastle United are ready to open the bidding on Everton's £20million-rated midfielder James McCarthy. Leicester, Sunderland and Crystal Palace have also expressed interest.

ESPN FC - Everton News 27 Aug 22:39

Highlights: Everton 1-0 Stoke City

An unfortunate own goal by goalkeeper Shay Given, after a Leighton Baines penalty kick, gave Everton a 1-0 win over Stoke City.

ESPN FC - Everton News 27 Aug 22:23

Fan dies after collapsing at Everton match at Goodison Park

Everton says a man who attended the team's English Premier League match against Stoke on Saturday has died in hospital after falling ill during the game. The club says in a statement that the 51-year-old man, who was seated in the Sir Philip Carter Park Stand at Goodison Park, became unwell at 4.15 p.m. local time. Everton said police officers, an off-duty doctor and medical staff performed CPR on the man before an ambulance arrived. Mark Hughes says due to the new directive in place at Stoke City, he feared his side would be targeted heavily by referees. He died shortly after arriving at a hospital. "The thoughts and...

ESPN FC - Everton News 27 Aug 22:20

Hughes: Frustrated to say the least

Mark Hughes says due to the new directive in place at Stoke City, he feared his side would be targeted heavily by referees.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Everton | BBC 27 Aug 22:06

Everton fan dies after collapsing at game

An Everton fan has died after collapsing during Saturday's Premier League match against Stoke City at Goodison Park.

Everton F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 27 Aug 21:47

Everton 1-0 Stoke: Shay Given own goal gives Ronald Koeman his second league win of the season

DOMINIC KING AT GOODISON PARK: Mark Hughes looked smouldering. Another week, another contentious penalty and another defeat but he did not have the appetite to rant or rave.

ESPN FC - Everton News 27 Aug 21:06

Koeman: We can build upon our defence

Ronald Koeman spoke highly of his side's defence and prideful fan base following their 1-0 win over Stoke City.

ESPN FC - Everton News 27 Aug 19:25

Ronald Koeman: Everton can still perform better this season

Ronald Koeman took charge of Everton in the summer. Ronald Koeman was pleased with Everton's 1-0 win over Stoke, but says there is still much more to come from his side. Saturday's victory at Goodison Park was settled by Shay Given's own goal -- Leighton Baines' penalty rebounded off the post and the goalkeeper -- after Phil Bardsley was penalised for tangling with Ashley Williams. The result made it seven points from a possible nine for the Toffees, who now sit second, and gave them their best start to a Premier League season in 10 years. "Maybe...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Everton | BBC 27 Aug 19:11

Everton 1-0 Stoke City

Ronald Koeman maintains his unbeaten start as Everton manager as his team beat Stoke, who remain without a league win in 2016-17.

Everton F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 27 Aug 18:18

Watford vs Arsenal REPORT score: Plus other Premier League football scores and results

Chelsea romped past Burnley and Arsenal beat Watford on a frenetic Premier League afternoon. Relive all of Saturday's action as it happened with Sportsmail's SAM MORSHEAD.

Everton – teamtalk.com 27 Aug 17:52

Unfortunate Given own goal gives Koeman first home win

Ronald Koeman registered his first home Premier League win as Everton manager but required the assistance of a Shay Given own goal from a Leighton Baines penalty to achieve it.

The defender’s second-half spot-kick rebounded back off the post and the Stoke goalkeeper to secure a 1-0 win which should, on the balance of play, have been far more comfortable.

Nevertheless the victory gave Everton their best start to a season since 2006 and ensured the renewed positivity at Goodison Park continues to grow.

Koeman handed a first Premier League start to new centre-back Ashley Williams, and also winger Yannick Bolasie, but it was a defender at the other end of the pitch who caught the eye.

It was not really a case of trying to stake a claim for a long-awaited England recall in front of new boss Sam Allardyce as Ryan Shawcross has been playing like this, when injury free, for most of the time he has been at Stoke.

His England involvement was apparently over before it began in 2012 when he came on as a 74th-minute substitute in a friendly against Sweden and promptly saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic score a hat-trick to win the game 4-2.

Shawcross believes those 16 minutes ruined his international career as he did not feature again but with Allardyce, a man known for his admiration of no-nonsense defending, now in charge of the national team he could get a second chance at 28, an age when most centre-backs are coming into their prime.

He was beaten by Romelu Lukaku, who still looks well short of form, midway through the first half but had the presence of mind to retreat and hack away the Belgium striker’s effort, which appeared to be going wide, when he shot past Given.

Shawcross then deflected Kevin Mirallas’ dangerous header into the arms of his goalkeeper and made a crucial interception on Lukaku.

At times it felt like only he stood between the hosts and them running away with the game.

The extra-long legs of team-mate Peter Crouch, who had Stoke’s one genuine effort of the first half, came in useful to hack away the ball inches from the goal-line after Williams’ header bounced past Given, who tipped over Mirallas’ powerful strike from the edge of the area.

Everton’s other Belgian forward looks a different player already this season compared to the forlorn, despondent one he was in the final months of Roberto Martinez’s reign.

Mirallas was back to his live-wire best with electric pace, driving runs and threatening shots but if there is one criticism of the 28-year-old it is that more often than not there is no final product.
Five minutes into the second half Shawcross was at it again, throwing himself at Lukaku’s close-range shot but even the Stoke captain was powerless to prevent Michael Oliver awarding a penalty when Phil Bardsley tangled with Williams from the resulting corner.
Baines resumed spot-kick duties from Lukaku, last season’s main taker, but the usually reliable left-back was relieved to see the ball creep over the line via post and goalkeeper.

As the tempo increased Everton’s otherwise untroubled goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg deflected Marko Arnautovic’s shot on to the crossbar and Given palmed away Barkley’s strike.

By the time Shawcross did make an error, 13 minutes from time, Allardyce had already departed but Given came to his captain’s rescue to save again from Barkley.

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Everton – teamtalk.com 27 Aug 15:57

They said what? Premier League manager and player reaction

TEAMtalk takes a look at the best quotes from Saturday’s Premier League action as managers and players alike spoke to the media.

Tottenham 1 Liverpool 1

Mauricio Pochettino believes a draw was a fair result at White Hart Lane.

“It was a game that if you look at the stats it was 50-50,” Pochettino said to Sky Sports.

“Liverpool are a team who want to play and win titles and I think we are in the same way and it was a fair result.”

“Now we have two weeks to wait (until after the international break) and then we will play a lot of games. It is important we try to work hard to be ready.”

Jurgen Klopp was a little disappointed that his side could not collect what he feels would have been a deserved three points.

“When you take a point at Tottenham for 99 per cent of teams it would be a good thing but today we saw the game different,” Klopp told Match of the Day.

“We played a very good away game against a very strong side. It was our first real mistake and it was a goal so that is not really fair.

“We showed we can be good. We played football and defended really good. It doesn’t feel too brilliant at the moment.

Chelsea 3 Burnley 0

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has challenged Eden Hazard to produce more consistently following his matchwinning display: “It was a good game and performance and we played good football with good possession. We created a lot of chances and kept a clean sheet – this is important because after 13 home games without a clean sheet this helps the confidence and shows the hard work is paying off.

“We have started very well this season but we must know we can improve.

“Eden Hazard must be this decisive in every game, and I am pleased because I saw it today, but we must work to improve more.

“We are working close together, the club and I, and we are trying to find the right solutions to improve this squad. We have four days to find this, but I am pleased to work with the squad I have.”

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says that his side’s fate will not be determined by results against the top sides: “Despite all the Chelsea possession we did have the ball today, but the awareness to use it wasn’t enough. We were playing out from the back when we didn’t need to for the second goal.

“We kept our two up front trying to be brave, but they’ve got a strong bench and eventually that told.

“Chelsea away isn’t the best in August and wouldn’t be top of our priorities, but we want to win, we have a winning mentality.

“I’ve heard a lot of transfer rumours but would actually like to see it happen.”

Crystal Palace 1 Bournemouth 1

Alan Pardew was full of praise for his Crystal Palace side after they fought back for a point: “We were brilliant after half time and we looked a completely different team.

“It was like I had changed 11 players and the equaliser was more than justified.

“After an awful first half where we played nowhere near our potential, the second half was one of the best I have seen from us here.

“I thought the fans were terrific.

“They stuck with us given an awful first half and on another day, we would have won that game.”

Everton 1 Stoke 0

Everton manager Ronald Koeman called for his side to be more his troops to be more clinical: “If you don’t score the second and kill the game then it is always difficult in the last few minutes. But we had much more ball possession, 18 shots on target, them 0 and it is normal you win three points.

“Today we were not really clinical in the box. We had some good opportunities and need to be more aggressive, but the performance was good, it is a good start to the season and we can build on that.

“Two wins and one draw is very positive, but we can do much better and we need to improve in several aspects.”

On the penalty that Everton were awarded, he adds: “It is so difficult to analyse that situation. There are enough reasons for Mark Hughes to be angry. If everyone whistles for these situations you would accept it, but one referee does and another one doesn’t.”

Stoke manager Mark Hughes was not happy with the award of the match-winning penalty: “We are disappointed with the award of the penalty. I feared at the start of the season that some teams would not get a fair crack at the whip and that is happening to us. It is a very harsh decision in my view and that is two dubious penalties against us.

“I don’t know what the referee has seen in terms of a clash. Ashley Williams is slightly ahead of Phil (Bardsley), ran across his path, there is a clash of legs, he goes down and we are penalised.

“All we are asking for is consistency. It is something I was worried about and I feared that we might be damaged, not because we are worse than anyone else, but that is how it seems to be. The consistency we are worried about.

“We are going to have to consider zonal marking as it is too damaging for us.”

Leicester 2 Swansea 1

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri was happy to get a first win of the season under his belt: “I am very happy. We played very well in the first half. In the second half we could have closed the match but missed a penalty and in the end we complicated our life. But it was a good three points and I’m very happy.

“These three points are very important for us because we lost the first match and two matches at home took four points, which is okay.

“The draw against Arsenal was okay and today was a good performance. I am glad.

“We have a very good platform. We wanted to keep all our players. It wasn’t possible and one went away but it’s okay. We are happy and now we start our season.”

Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin had few complaints: “In my opinion Leicester deserved to win because they played very well in the first half and we didn’t.

“But in the second part of the game I saw my team player better and the result was 50-50 at the end.

“Leicester is a strong team like last season, one of the best teams in the league. I am confident because my team is a good team. We can play better.

“For us it was not a good match in the first half but after that we played with more courage and aggression and we had the opportunities to draw. But I am honest and Leicester deserved to win.

“In my career I played with these conditions. It’s not the first time but today was very difficult to play and stay on the bench. It was not a good day for the weather. We are used to it because in Wales the weather is not very good.”

Southampton 1 Sunderland 1

Claude Puel was happy Southampton were able to salvage a point in the end at home to Sunderland and also gave an update on potential transfers.

“It is disappointing this afternoon. It was a good game for the two teams but for the third game we had many possibilities to score,” said Puel to BBC Sport.

“It was important for my players to show good character and spirit to find the equaliser. It is a better result for us just before the international break.

“It is interesting for the future but always important to take points and the next game we will see in our next game against Arsenal.

“Perhaps another player will come to Southampton but nothing is signed. It is a possibility to take one or two to add energy to the squad.”

Sunderland boss David Moyes was keen to distance rookie goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from blame for the equaliser: “It was really tough in the opening period, we never really got to grips with them. There were periods in the first half we played quite well and some of the stuff we did was quite OK.

“I was hoping it was going to be our day and we are having difficult days at the club. We are finding it difficult to get players on to the pitch.

“Jordan Pickford played really well today and made some good saves. This is what you get with young goalkeepers, there are times they will make mistakes and you have to put up with it. If a defender or midfielder make mistakes, it is not highlighted, but for a goalkeeper it is.

“We did well to contain them and did well to get a point. I am delighted but we were unlucky not to get a draw at Man City and last week at Middlesbrough but the last 10 minutes we are finding tough.

“I am sure we will make some additions in the remaining days of the transfer window because we definitely need it.”

Watford 1 Arsenal 3

Walter Mazzarri heaped praise on Petr Cech for his display against the Hornet and admitted his new players are still trying to gel together.

“The second half we played good and should have scored more. We had two players in the last minute before the game have to pull out and on top some episodes in the game did not go in our favour.

“These episodes in a match can change a game. Cech played incredible for them, saved a goal two or three times but I am very happy with how our team played.

“A lot of players are new so we have to prepare later. The organisational things are still missing and two starting players were out last minute and this really didn’t help.”

Arsene Wenger gave his assessment of Arsenal’s win and also confirmed the arrivals of two new players.

“I believe we shot ourselves in the foot in first game and were under huge pressure. We had two difficult away games but today I believe we had a good solid performance.

“We had a good cushion at half time. At the moment we are not completely there physically and could see that in second half.

“Ozil is not physically there completely but what we want from Ozil is assists and goals and I hope he can get that this season, 10 or 15 goals plus the chances he creates.

“We have bought two players Mustafi and Perez. They will integrate into the team now and we will help them join squad. We had to work very hard to get signings done. We have not got any plans for anyone else now.�

Hull v Manchester United

Hull caretaker boss Mike Phelan was proud of his players despite the result: “It is disappointing for the players, they have put a serious amount of work in to get to a point where they think they have a result.

“You are playing quality sides who bring quality off the bench, but I am proud of the players. They have put hard work in today without getting anything out of it.

“In the first half we were competitive and looked solid, we had a great chance before United scored. You have to be proud of the desire they showed.”

But Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists the result is proof of changing times at Old Trafford: “We deserved it and in a more comfortable way. It is a great feeling when you win the points in the last minute.

“The boys were very strong and the second half was like going to fight against a wall. We had an amazing mentality. We were very strong and tried to create problems for the opposition. We tried and tried and got it.

“I tell the boys every day we have to go into every match to win. We must not be happy with less than a win. We know we will draw or lose matches but the mentality has to be go to win. Today they showed that.”

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Everton – teamtalk.com 27 Aug 13:41

Hodgson should have had more faith in me at Euro 2016 ? Barkley

Ross Barkley admits he was “devastated” not to be given a chance with England at Euro 2016 – and believes Roy Hodgson should have shown more faith in him.

The Everton midfielder was named in Hodgson’s 23-man squad for the tournament in France but did not see any action as England suffered an embarrassing exit at the hands of Iceland.

Barkley was one of only two outfield players not used by Hodgson, who stepped down immediately after the last-16 defeat.

“I’d played a lot in the qualifiers, scored as many as the midfielders there at the time and was devastated I didn’t get any game time,” Barkley said in an interview with The Times.

“Roy could have shown more faith in me.

“I was working my hardest – doing double sessions – but wasn’t playing. I felt I wasn’t important to the squad and that’s not a nice feeling.

“I’d never like to be in that position again. I’m going to use what happened in the summer to kick me on this season to get to the next level which I believe I’ll get to.”

New England boss Sam Allardyce names his first squad on Sunday – for a World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on September 4 – which Barkley is likely to feature in after a strong start to the season with Everton.

And the 22-year-old is excited to work with the former Sunderland boss.

Barkley added: “Sam’s positive. He’s a winner. I played against his Sunderland team (on May 11). They weren’t in the greatest form, were battling relegation, but they were solid and won 3-0.

“You can see he has a winner’s mentality and that will be great for England.”

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Everton – teamtalk.com 27 Aug 12:36

Saturday live: Photos, vines and the best of twitter

TEAMtalk looks at the major incidents, brings you the best photos and vines, as well as the best of Twitter, on the third weekend of the 2016/17 Premier League season.

United left it late but grabbed a win thanks to substitute Marcus Rashford!

FULL-TIME Hull 0-1 Man Utd. Marcus Rashford strikes deep into added time to make it three wins out of three for Jose Mourinho’s men #HULMUN

— Premier League (@premierleague) August 27, 2016

An action-packed afternoon in the Premier League. Hull v Man United next up.

Had time to take a breath? Here’s a recap on this afternoon’s #PL matches… pic.twitter.com/NKZVVR2I4n

— Premier League (@premierleague) August 27, 2016

Crystal Palace have been knocking on the door all afternoon and finally have their equaliser!

GOAL! SCOTT DANN IS A GOAL MACHINE!!! YES YES YES!!! pic.twitter.com/sM9BIzplVq

— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) August 27, 2016

A rare Chelsea goal for Victor Moses to wrap-up a lovely afternoon at Stamford Bridge for Antonio Conte’s men.

GOAL! MOSES! #CFCLive pic.twitter.com/9XO8Inat0Q

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 27, 2016

Immediate response from the Saints.

85: GOOOOOOOALL!! RODRIGUEZ!! #saintsfc [1-1] pic.twitter.com/HUpwH3DIF6

— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 27, 2016

A glimmer of hope for Swansea.

GOAL! Leroy Fer pulls one back. pic.twitter.com/eXydfqiEJE

— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) August 27, 2016

Mere seconds later, Sunderland take the lead against Southampton. Who else but Jermain Defoe?!

79′ We can’t look, Defoe steps up! Back of the net 1-0 to #SAFC

— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) August 27, 2016

Team news in for today’s late game. All quiet in the 3pm kick-offs.

We’re unchanged – here’s the #MUFC team for #HULMUNpic.twitter.com/22cjWc0Wx8

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 27, 2016

🔶◾� | Here’s the @HullCity team to face @ManUtd in tonight’s @PremierLeague clash at the KCOM Stadium #HULMUN pic.twitter.com/SSLGrOUeTU

— Hull City (@HullCity) August 27, 2016

And some more bad news for the Premier League champions…

57 – First change for #lcfc and it’s Schmeichel coming off for Zieler. Looks like the Dane may have picked up a knock. #LeiSwa

— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 27, 2016

Mahrez misses the chance to put Leicester 3-0 up with a penalty.

56 – SAVED! Fabianski tips Mahrez’s strike onto the post and saves Okazaki’s effort from the rebound. #LeiSwa

— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 27, 2016

Finally something for the Watford fans to cheer about at Vicarage Road. A goal from one of their new signings on debut.

GOAL! Pereyra! #watfordfc 1-3 Arsenal. pic.twitter.com/IKliAPn0Ll

— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) August 27, 2016

The champions well on the way to their first league win of the season.

MORGAN! THE SKIPPER DOUBLES THE LEAD WITH A THUNDEROUS VOLLEY FROM SIX YARDS! YES! #LeiSwa

— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 27, 2016

Everton are ahead from the penalty spot.

GOAL!!!!

LEIGHTON BAINES, YOU HERO!!!

1-0 TO THE TOFFEES!

— Everton (@Everton) August 27, 2016

Just in case you forgot who this chap was.

Jamie Vardy

Plenty of goals so far this afternoon. Chelsea and Arsenal already in cruise control and Alan Pardew could be really starting to feel the pressure if Bournemouth can collect all three points at Crystal Palace.

Arsenal have the most to celebrate as we head into the interval on this busy #PL afternoon… pic.twitter.com/r7WCAg3jYt

— Premier League (@premierleague) August 27, 2016

Ozil is back…and on the scoresheet too. Arsenal running riot at Vicarage Road.

GET IN!

WE’VE GOT OOOOZILLLL! #WFCvAFC 0-3 (45) pic.twitter.com/jv7OMeUNKU

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 27, 2016

Looking like a very comfortable afternoon for the Blues.

2-0! Willian takes Diego’s pass in his stride and makes a yard for himself before drilling a low shot past Heaton. Great finish! #CFCLive

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 27, 2016

Arsenal’s striker for the day finds himself on the scoresheet.

YESSSSSSSS! #WFCvAFC 0-2 (40) pic.twitter.com/ejmeOBYetR

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 27, 2016

That will cheer him up! 1-0 to the Foxes.

VARDYYYYYYYYYYY! HE PUTS #LCFC AHEAD WITH A CLASSIC COUNTER! #LeiSwa

— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 27, 2016

Struggling to decide what looks more miserable. Claudio Ranieri or the weather in Leicester…

Claudio Ranieri

Here is Hazard opening the scoring for Chelsea.

Eden Hazard

Bournemouth take the lead at Selhurst Park…then Boruc saves a penalty for the visitors just moments later!

GOOOOOALLL FOR #AFCB!!! pic.twitter.com/wLkYg7jsVS

— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) August 27, 2016

Electric start! Two Premier League heavyweights already ahead.

YESSSSSS!#WFCvAFC (9) 0-1 pic.twitter.com/ArBiT42RHv

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 27, 2016

GOAL! HAZARD!!! SUPERB!!! #CFCLive pic.twitter.com/0ExXW506mB

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 27, 2016

The most striking bit of team news from the 3pm games is the return of one Mesut Ozil for Arsenal.

Our team again: Cech, Bellerin, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Cazorla, Ozil, Walcott, Ox, Alexis#WFCvAFC pic.twitter.com/afclIUd0Y2

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 27, 2016

A great start to the afternoon with an entertaining game at White Hart Lane. Hopefully we’re in store for a goal-fest a little later on.

It’s over at White Hart Lane – and Danny Rose’s second-half strike ensures the points are shared #TOTLIV pic.twitter.com/4vfwS9SZFJ

— Premier League (@premierleague) August 27, 2016

Still on the bench. Sturridge is not impressed!

Sturridge breaking the fourth wall pic.twitter.com/tNQrOMqD02

— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) August 27, 2016

And there it is. Spurs have their reward.

GOAL! @ericdier‘s cross from the right is helped on my @ErikLamela and smashed in by Rose! 1-1 #COYS pic.twitter.com/0zwGKN0o8I

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 27, 2016

A definite improvement from Tottenham after the break but Liverpool still in front.

White Hart Lane getting behind Spurs – as Spurs finally give their fans something to get behind.

— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) August 27, 2016

It was actually Adam Lallana who strayed offside. A fantastic decision from the lino.

Goa…… No. Mane offside. Would have been a stunning breakaway goal

— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) August 27, 2016

Bit naughty from Erik Lamela. He could be in some bother with the FA…

Erik Lamela

Very entertaining first half at White Hart Lane.

An entertaining first 45 minutes comes to an end. Milner’s penalty the difference. pic.twitter.com/smKKexyIaV

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 27, 2016

Firmino appeared to trip himself up for the Liverpool penalty. Or did Lamela have a helping hand? Very difficult call for the referee but not entirely sure he has made the right one.

GOAL Spurs 0-1 Liverpool (43 mins). James Milner slots home from the spot after Firmino is brought down in the area #TOTLIV

— Premier League (@premierleague) August 27, 2016

Coutinho has had four of Liverpool’s five shots so far.

Philippe Coutinho

An injury to Kyle Walker has seen his afternoon come to a premature end. Dele Alli drops back to centre midfield, Harry Kane comes into the number 10 role and Vincent Janssen goes up top for the hosts.

#THFC sub: @vincentjanssen replaces @kylewalker2. Looks like @ericdier is moving to right-back. #COYS

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 27, 2016

Tottenham’s high press working very well in the opening stages.

Liverpool are on the back foot so far, with 7 clearances made inside the first 10 minutes.

Tottenham have made 0. pic.twitter.com/PJ0OraqC8G

— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 27, 2016

Both managers opting for the smart/casual approach today.

Jurgen Klopp (2)

Barely five minutes in and already a HUGE chance for the Reds. Slighty undersold by the Liverpool Twitter account!

5: #LFC should be ahead. Firmino twists and turns in the box and squares to Coutinho who has his shot saved by Vorm. [0-0] #THFCvLFC

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 27, 2016

We’re underway at White Hart Lane.

KICK-OFF: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool! Come on you Spurs! #COYS pic.twitter.com/OO6yqjCAsR

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 27, 2016

Vincent Janssen dropped from Tottenham’s starting eleven, making way for Dele Alli.

#THFC team: Vorm, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Wanyama, Eriksen, Alli, Lamela; Kane (c) pic.twitter.com/n6eeyfL3U2

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 27, 2016

Philippe Coutinho is fit for Liverpool and starts. James Milner is at left-back and Daniel Sturridge is on the bench.

The #LFC squad for today’s @PremierLeague meeting with @SpursOfficial in full #THFCvLFC pic.twitter.com/k97PcWRiVa

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 27, 2016

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Everton F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 27 Aug 11:31

Ross Barkley to use Roy Hodgson's 'devastating' Euro 2016 snub as motivation to get to 'next level'

The Everton midfielder was named in Hodgson's 23-man squad for the tournament in France but did not see any action as England suffered an embarrassing exit at the hands of Iceland.

Everton – teamtalk.com 26 Aug 15:14

PL team news: Liverpool sweat on star, Ozil boost for Arsenal

Liverpool have an injury concern over one of their key players, while Arsenal and Tottenham are both boosted the return of attacking stars.

Tottenham v Liverpool

Saturday, 12:30pm, White Hart Lane

Dele Alli could return to the Tottenham side having overcome an illness.

The England international was deemed only fit enough for the bench in last weekend’s win over Crystal Palace but has now recovered and could be recalled for the lunchtime kick-off.

Captain Hugo Lloris (hamstring) is still out so Michel Vorm will again deputise in goal while Mousa Dembele is suspended.

Philippe Coutinho: Wants to add to LFC tally

Liverpool‘s Philippe Coutinho is a doubt for the trip with a minor hamstring issue.

Fellow midfielder Emre Can sustained an ankle injury in the EFL Cup win at Burton and may not be risked.

Striker Divock Origi suffered cramp in midweek and will be assessed while defender Joel Matip is pushing for his first league start.

 

Chelsea v Burnley

Saturday, 3pm, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea midfielder Willian is back in training after a calf injury and will be handed a fitness check.

Defender Kurt Zouma remains sidelined with a knee problem while boss Antonio Conte also has another injury worry, but he would not name the player concerned.

Thibaut Courtois, John Terry, Oscar, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa should return to the starting line-up after dropping out for the midweek EFL Cup win over Bristol Rovers.

Willian Chelsea

Burnley look set to revert back to the line-up Sean Dyche selected against Liverpool.

A Clarets side featuring 10 changes lost to Accrington in the EFL Cup in midweek and captain Tom Heaton, record signing Steven Defour and striker Andre Gray will be among those coming back in.

Forward Ashley Barnes (hamstring) will return after the international break while Liverpool loanee Jon Flanagan is not ready to play a full game so soon after completing 120 minutes on Wednesday night.

 

Crystal Palace v Bournemouth

Saturday, 3pm, Selhurst Park

Wayne Hennessey and Joe Ledley are doubts for Crystal Palace.

Goalkeeper Hennessey and midfielder Ledley have been struggling with injury this week so Steve Mandanda, who joined from Marseille over the summer, could make his Premier League debut between the posts after making his first appearance for Palace against Blackpool in the EFL Cup in midweek.

Christian Benteke remains short of match fitness and the £27million striker will probably start on the bench.

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Bournemouth have no fresh injury concerns.

Boss Eddie Howe is expected to restore his full-strength line-up for the return to league action after the midweek EFL Cup victory over Morecambe.

Harry Arter is back in the squad after serving a one-match suspension.

 

Everton v Stoke

Saturday, 3pm, Goodison Park

Everton will once again be without full-back Seamus Coleman.

The Republic of Ireland international has been recovering from an ankle injury and will not be seen until after the international break.

Ashley Williams and Yannick Bolasie should get first league starts, while James McCarthy, Tom Cleverley and Darron Gibson all have minor knocks.

Xherdan Shaqiri

Stoke winger Xherdan Shaqiri could return to action after missing the last two games with a calf injury.

But the fixture at Goodison Park will come too soon for goalkeeper Jack Butland (ankle) and defender Glen Johnson (thigh) to make their first appearances of the season.

Peter Crouch made the most of his on Tuesday as he grabbed a hat-trick in the 4-0 EFL Cup win at Stevenage, and Potters boss Mark Hughes has indicated the striker could keep his place in the team.

 

Leicester v Swansea

Saturday, 3pm, The King Power Stadium

Nampalys Mendy is out for Leicester after suffering an ankle injury against Arsenal last week.

The midfielder limped off in the second half of the 0-0 draw, his league debut, and replacement Andy King is set to start in his place at the King Power Stadium.

Jeff Schlupp is a doubt after a muscle injury also kept him out of the draw with the Gunners but the left-sided player looks set to stay at the champions after bids from West Brom were rejected.

Nampalys Mendy Leicester

Swansea defender Neil Taylor will miss out as he continues to build up fitness following his extended post-Euro 2016 break.

Taylor featured for the first time this season in Swansea’s EFL Cup win at Peterborough in midweek, but he has opted to play in an Under-23 fixture on Friday night rather than sit on the bench at Leicester.

Record signing Borja Baston remains out with a thigh injury, while Scotland Under-21 striker Oliver McBurnie has been added to the squad after his two-goal show at Peterborough.

 

Southampton v Sunderland

Saturday, 3pm, St Mary’s Stadium

Ryan Bertrand is poised for his first competitive Southampton appearance under new boss Claude Puel after recovering from knee trouble.

The England full-back will undergo a late fitness check.

Oriol Romeu has shaken off the knock he suffered in the 2-0 defeat at Manchester United, but Jeremy Pied is missing with a knee injury.

<> at Cashpoint Arena on August 5, 2016 in Altach, Austria.

Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford is in line for a Premier League start after Vito Mannone was ruled out for a minimum of three months by injury.

Italian Mannone could yet face surgery to repair damaged elbow ligaments, handing the England Under-21 international his chance.

Defenders John O’Shea (hip) and Lamine Kone (back) and midfielders Fabio Borini (toe) and Jeremain Lens (foot) are being assessed and new signing Javier Manquillo could feature for the first time, while Jan Kirchhoff (hamstring) is expected to return to full training next week, but Billy Jones (hip), Lee Cattermole (hernia surgery) and Sebastian Larsson (knee) remain on the sidelines

 

Watford v Arsenal

Saturday, 3pm, Vicarage Road

Watford‘s new signings Daryl Janmaat, Younes Kaboul and Roberto Pereyra are unlikely to start.

Along with the fit-again Isaac Success they are in contention, but manager Walter Mazzarri is not expected to make many changes to the team that last week lost 2-1 to Chelsea.

He rotated his squad for Tuesday’s 2-1 EFL Cup defeat by Gillingham, but the Italian spoke of those selected against Chelsea deserving another chance.

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Mesut Ozil could be set for his first start of the season as Arsenal make the short trip to Vicarage Road.

The Germany international came off the bench in last weekend’s draw at Leicester, but Arsene Wenger, who has eased his players back following their Euro 2016 exertions, has said he could play from the start at Vicarage Road, although Olivier Giroud is unlikely to be recalled.

Aaron Ramsey (hamstring), Alex Iwobi (thigh), Per Mertesacker, Danny Welbeck and Carl Jenkinson (all knee) are still missing.

 

Hull v Manchester United

Saturday, 5:30pm, KC Stadium

Hull defender Harry Maguire is in contention for his first Premier League appearance of the season against caretaker boss Mike Phelan’s former club.

Maguire came through 90 minutes in Tuesday night’s EFL Cup win at Exeter after an ankle injury, but Phelan may decide to start with midfielder Jake Livermore in central defence alongside Curtis Davies.

Phelan made seven changes in midweek and the likes of Abel Hernandez, Adama Diomande, Robert Snodgrass, Tom Huddlesstone and Andy Robertson will all return, but Greg Luer will be sidelined for several weeks after sustaining a knee injury.

Manchester United team news to follow…

 

West Brom v Middlesbrough

Sunday 1:30pm, The Hawthorns

West Brom‘s Kane Wilson could become the first player born in the 21st century to feature in the Premier League.

The 16-year-old defender, born in March 2000, will be in the squad to face Middlesbrough on Sunday after making his debut in Tuesday’s EFL penalty shoot-out defeat to Northampton after replacing Brendan Galloway.

Everton loanee Galloway suffered a hamstring injury and will be assessed by the club while Chris Brunt, who can also play left-back, is not expected to return from a knee injury until next month at the earliest.

Kane Wilson West Brom

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka will be without a specialist left-back, with injuries taking their toll on his squad.

George Friend (calf), Fabio da Silva (knee) and James Husband (dislocated shoulder) will all be missing at the Hawthorns and Karanka admits someone will have to play out of position to plug the gap.

Goalkeeper Victor Valdes and midfielder Marten de Roon (both hamstring) will also sit out, as will long-term absentee Grant Leadbitter (hernia surgery), although defender Bernardo Espinosa could make the squad after shaking off a knee problem.

 

Manchester City v West Ham

Sunday, 4pm, The Etihad Stadium

New Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will not go straight into the team.

Willy Caballero, who has played the first two league matches, is therefore expected to feature again, even though Joe Hart kept a clean sheet in the midweek Champions League play-off win over Steaua Bucharest.

Striker Kelechi Iheanacho has been cleared of serious injury after being carried off against Steaua, but captain Vincent Kompany, right-back Bacary Sagna and midfielders Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan are not yet fit.

West Ham to follow…

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