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Friday’s Toffee Bites: What’s behind Sigurdsson’s Everton struggles?

In today’s links: Vlasic goes international, Allardyce speaks out and the young Blues are awesome

Manchester City v Everton - Premier League Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

The Premier League has only be gone for about a week, but fear not, Blues. There is meaningful football on today and Everton players should see some action. I recommend checking the bottom of this post for all of the soccer going on. Idrissa Gueye should feature for Senegal. Michael Keane and Jordan Pickford could start for England. And we may see a cameo for Kevin Mirallas and his Belgian boys.

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Friday’s Toffee Bites

Allardyce: Everton have a bright future, need manager for the present - Mirror Online
The former England boss says he is also tempted by the opportunity to join USA.

Why Gylfi Sigurdsson is struggling at Everton FC - Daily Post
The club-record signing was one of a number of big money purchases by the club last summer.

'If Everton are ambitious, go get Diego Simeone as manager' - Liverpool Echo
Atletico Madrid coach typifies what Blues want.

Unsworth to take part in Goodison Park Sleepout fundraiser - Liverpool Echo
Blues caretaker boss will take part in the charity event which aims to promote awareness around homelessness in the city.

Vlasic Features In Emphatic Croatia Play-Off Victory -
Nikola Vlasic won his second Croatia cap on Thursday night, as Zlatko Dalic's team planted one foot in next year's World Cup finals with a crushing 4-1 victory over Greece.

Carsley Lauds 'Serious And Passionate' Young Blues -
Lee Carsley says Everton’s collection of burgeoning English talent are “serious about their football” and “passionate” about playing for the Toffees.

What and How to Watch

World Cup Qualifying: South Africa vs Senegal, 12 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Algeria vs Nigeria, 2:30 p.m. Et, beIN Sports
Sweden vs Italy, 2:45 p.m. ET, FS1
Honduras vs Australia, 5 p.m. ET, fuboTV
New Zealand vs Peru, 10:15 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Friendly: Japan vs Brazil, 7 a.m. ET, beIN Sports
Belgium vs Mexico, 2:45 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Poland vs Uruguay, 2:45 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
England vs Germany, 3 p.m. ET, FS2
France vs Wales, 3 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Portugal vs Saudi Arabia, 3:45 p.m. ET, fuboTV

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