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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites: Everton’s injury woes continue

In today’s links: Blues draw with West Brom, Barkley’s healthy and Baines is not

Crystal Palace v Everton - Premier League Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images

Everton kicked off the crazy Christmas period with a snooze-fest, 0-0 draw against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns. But with Leicester City losing to Watford 2-1, the Blues went even on points for eighth place, in striking distance of the European spots.

Unfortunately, Burnley did nab a surprising 2-2 draw with Manchester United, but their demise certainly feels inevitable, right? The boys in blue certainly hope so, or they will be ruing the subpar start to the campaign.

In case you missed it

Sam Allardyce concerned with Everton’s ineffective possession
Manager’s comments after an utterly boring away draw.

Everton 0-0 West Brom: Match recap and reaction after dull draw
Everton off the pace in a bore draw at The Hawthorns.

Yannick Bolasie interview after he returns to Everton starting lineup
Winger back after over a year.

Wednesday’s Toffee Bites

Three Everton teenagers to watch out for in 2018 - HITC
Everton have benefited from their talented academy and that should continue next year.

Sam Allardyce on why Olivier Giroud turned down move to Everton - Independent.ie
Everton manager Sam Allardyce has claimed that his club failed to sign Olivier Giroud last summer as the Arsenal striker's wife did not want to leave London.

Baines suffers injury setback - but two stars nearing Everton return - Liverpool Echo
Sam Allardyce issued an injury update following Everton's draw with West Brom.

Everton FC's Ross Barkley back on the transfer radar - Daily Post
Chelsea and Spurs both interested in signing Blues star.

What and How to Watch

Premier League: Newcastle United vs Manchester City, 2:45 p.m. ET, NBCSN
Coppa Italia: AC Milan vs Inter Milan, 2:45 p.m. ET, fuboTV
NBA: Raptos at Thunder, 8 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Jazz at Warriors, 10:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV
NHL: Capitals at Rangers, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN

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