It is match day once again, but the excitement is gone. Who will play? No one cares. Do Everton have a chance to win? Probably not. Is the Europa League out of reach? Almost surely.
At this point, anything the club gets from Europe is a bonus. Let’s hope they go out there and don’t completely embarrass themselves. But more than anything, make sure the key players, whoever they are, stay healthy in order to keep Premier League survival within reach.
In case you missed it
Wayne Rooney among those left out of Everton squad for Lyon tie
Unsworth says he wants to "freshen up" his selection for Europa League tie.
Everton midfielder not even on African Player of the Year shortlist
Incredible how Gueye isn’t one of the 30 players named.
Everton approach top Championship manager in search to replace Ronald Koeman
The search extends far and wide.
Thursday’s Toffee Bites
Williams says Koeman's Everton dismissal 'hurt' the players - Sky Sports
Everton defender Ashley Williams admits the players feel an element of responsibility for Ronald Koeman's sacking as manager.
Nuno Espirito Santo: Wolves boss not interested in Everton job - BBC Sport
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is not currently interested in leaving the club despite interest from Everton, BBC Sport understands.
Everton hailed a "credit to football" and David Unsworth "just fantastic" - Liverpool Echo
Nine-year-old football fan handed experience of a lifetime by Blues.
Lyon vs Everton Preview - EvertonFC.com
Everton's Europa League hopes are hinged to Thursday's outcome.
Williams Enjoying Unsworth Approach - EvertonFC.com
Ashley Williams has revealed how Everton’s players are enjoying working under David Unsworth - and that there is a collective determination in the squad to achieve back-to-back wins before the upcoming international break.
Teenager Feeney Makes Lyon Trip - EvertonFC.com
Teenage defender Morgan Feeney is set to feature in an Everton matchday squad for the first time on Thursday after travelling with the team for the Europa League meeting with Lyon.
What and How to Watch
Europa League: Lyon vs Everton
Arsenal vs Crvena Zvezda, 4:05 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Apollon Limassol vs Atalanta, 2 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Many more matches in EL, check livesoccertv.com
NFL: Bills at Jets, 8:25 p.m. ET, NFL Network
NBA: Warriors at Spurs, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
Lakers at Trail Blazers, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
NHL: Golden Knights at Bruins, 7 p.m. ET, TSN
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