It’s the Gylfi Sigurdsson Cup! Despite all of Everton’s early season struggles, Sigurdsson himself will be very pleased he is wearing blue rather than white in this one.
Gylfi’s former club, Swansea City, enters the match with just 12 points from 17 games and look destined for the Championship. It’s unlikely they expect much from this match as they have a big relegation six-pointer with Crystal Palace next weekend.
Everton, all of the sudden, are shooting up the table. They currently sit in 10th place with 22 points from 17 games. Ninth-place Watford got smashed by Huddersfield Town on Saturday, opening up room for the Blues to jump up another spot in the Premier League. The Toffees are unbeaten in their last five matches across all competitions. They will be disappointed to not see that streak extended with a win at home on Monday.
Date and start time: Monday, December 18th at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m ET / 8 p.m. BST
Weather: 40°F/4°C, mostly cloudy, 9% chance of precipitation, 4 mph winds
How to Watch/Listen
TV: NBCSN - United States; Sky Sports Premier League - United Kingdom
Radio: Everton Match Centre, TalkSport Radio World, SiriusXM FC
Live stream: NBCSports.com, fuboTV, NOW TV, SKY GO
Gamethread: Comments section below starting one hour before game time
Starting XI - Pickford; Kenny, Holgate, Williams, Martina; Gueye, Schneiderlin; Lennon, Rooney, Sigurdsson; Calvert-Lewin
Subs: Robles, Keane, Jagielka, Sandro, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman
Starting XI - Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Roque Mesa, Fer, Carroll, Dyer, Narsingh, Bony
Subs: Nordfeldt, van der Hoorn, Rangel, Clucas, Sanches, Ayew, Abraham