This isn’t the way things were supposed to be going as we neared the halfway point of Ronald Koeman’s first season in charge of Everton. Instead of creative and pressing goal-scoring, supported by a resolute backline, we have a leaky defense holding on for dear life as they pray that Romelu Lukaku can nick a goal or two with little service.
It has now been over a month and a half since the Blues last took three points from a match. However, the team has tended to be much stronger in the friendly confines of Goodison Park. While their last three road matches have all been loses, their last three home games have resulted in five total points. Maybe this won’t be so bad!
Lately, Arsenal have been really good no matter where they play. Their last three Premier League games have all ended in three points for the Gunners and have been won by a combined score of 11-3....This is going to be bad, isn’t it?
Date and start time: Tuesday, December 12 at 2:45 p.m. EST/11:45 a.m. WST/7:45 p.m. BST
Stadium: Goodison Park, Liverpool, England
Weather: 50°F/10°C, light rain, 76% chance of rain, 10 mph winds
How to Watch/Listen
TV: NBCSN - United States
BT Sport 1 - United Kingdom
Radio: EvertonFC.com Match Centre, TalkSport Radio, SiriusXM FC, BBC Radio 5
Starting XI - Stekelenburg, Coleman, Baines, Jagielka, Williams, Gana, McCarthy, Lennon, Valencia, Barkley, Lukaku.
Bench - Joel, Deulofeu, Mirallas, Cleverley, Funes Mori, Calvert-Lewin, Holgate.
Starting XI - Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Xhaka, Walcott, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis.
Bench - Ospina, Gibbs, Holding, Elneny, Iwobi, Lucas, Giroud.