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Tuesday’s Toffee Bites: Everton target former Chelsea star Mikel

In today’s links: The Blues beat Swansea, Gyfli’s excited and the team preps for January

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Everton are in ninth place in the Premier League. Some how, some way, despite a horrid start to the campaign, the Blues have pushed up the table. Whether it is all due to Sam Allardyce or not, Everton have not lost a single match since the big man was appointed at the end of November. What a way to kick off the holidays!

In case you missed it

Everton vs Swansea: Instant Reaction | Easy in the end for the Blues
A breakdown of the Toffees 3-1 win over Swansea.

Man of the Match and Player Grades Poll for Everton vs Swansea City
Grade the Everton players and manager on their performance today.

Allardyce: I’ve simplified the game for Everton
Manager talks about the remarkable turnaround at Goodison Park.

Tuesday’s Toffee Bites

Everton news and transfers / Build-up to Swansea City showdown - Liverpool Echo
All the latest news, transfers, opinion from Goodison Park.

Mikel plans to stay in China despite Everton transfer rumours - EWN
Reports in Nigeria claimed the 30-year-old would leave Tianjin after an injury-hit first season since moving from Stamford Bridge, with Everton leading the chase.

Sigurdsson: Belief Is Surging Through The Blues - EvertonFC.com
Gylfi Sigurdsson says in-form Everton can look forward to the busy Christmas period with confidence at a high after stretching their unbeaten run to six matches with a 3-1 win over Swansea at Goodison.

Everton manager Sam Allardyce unsure on January transfer business - Sky Sports
Sam Allardyce is unsure if Everton will do much January transfer business, given a number of injured players are set to return, although admits they do need a striker.

Everton transfer news: Chelsea hero John Obi Mikel reacts to rumours - Daily Star
Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has played down reports linking him with a return to the Premier League with Everton in January.

What and How to Watch

La Liga: Levante vs Leganes, 3:30 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
League Cup: Arsenal vs West Ham United, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Leicester City vs Manchester City, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
DFB Pokal: Mainz 05 vs Stuttgart, 12:30 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Schalke 04 vs Köln, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Coppa Italia: Napoli vs Udinese, 3 p.m. ET, fuboTV
NBA: Cavaliers vs Bucks, 8 p.m. ET, NBA TV

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