What a week to be a Blue! Everton are winning. Big Sam has things under control. And three of the kids are signed up long term. There will be no games for the Toffees this weekend, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be things to watch. Watford hosts Huddersfield, and Leicester City welcomes Crystal Palace. Losses for those two teams would go a long way towards sending Everton up the Premier League table.
In case you missed it
Everton sign three first team players to new contracts
More progress under Sam Allardyce.
Three ways Sam Allardyce has turned Everton around
Simplicity is the way to go, at least for now.
Full credit to Allardyce for Rooney and Sigurdsson revival of Everton fortunes
Getting the best out of the pair is driving the Everton turnaround.
Friday’s Toffee Bites
5 Things We Learned: Newcastle - EvertonFC.com
Sam Allardyce’s brilliant start as Everton manager continued with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Newcastle United on Wednesday night.
Holgate: My Best Spell Yet - EvertonFC.com
Everton defender Mason Holgate believes he is playing the best football of his fledgling career so far.
Everton will have almost 8,000 fans at Anfield FA Cup clash - Liverpool Echo
The Blues have released full selling details for the January 5 tie against Liverpool.
Allardyce admits being powerless on Barkley’s Everton future - The Guardian
Sam Allardyce has said he will be powerless to prevent Ross Barkley leaving Everton next month should the club’s board decide to cash in on their homegrown midfielder.
Everton FC's gaffe over Wayne Rooney's winning goal at Newcastle - Daily Post
Rap star Lil Wayne got the credit for the match-winner on Wednesday night.
What and How to Watch
La Liga: Sevilla vs Levante, 3 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Bundesliga: Borussia Monchengladbach vs Hamburger SV, 2:30 p.m. ET, FS2
Ligue 1: Saint-Etienne vs Monaco, 2:45 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Championship: Sheffield Wednesday vs Wolverhampton, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
NBA: Thunder at 76ers, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Spurs at Rockets, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN