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Friday’s Toffee Bites: Barkley tops Chelsea’s wishlist

In today’s links: reaction from the Europa League opener, new beer at Goodison and a Dixie Dean hotel opens

Chelsea v Everton - Premier League Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

Food tastes better. Music sounds sweeter. Life improves noticeably on the day after an Everton win. Hey, it wasn’t pretty, and the team looked a tad shakier than expected, but it counts as a win just the same. Best of all, the defense maintained a cleansheet and no one in Blue was injured. Success!

In case you missed it

Everton 1-0 MFK Ruzomberok - Baines edges Toffees to narrow win
Plenty of promises but plenty to improve on as Everton begin season with a victory.

Two Everton youngsters reportedly sent back to U23 side
One surprise, one inevitability.

Everton battle Arsenal for Serie A midfielder
Player has positional overlap with Tom Davies.

Thursday’s Bites

Everton 1-0 Ružomberok - 5-Minute Highlights - EvertonFC.com
Relive the finest moments from Everton's win.

The Shackles Are Off - GrandOldTeam
This "New Everton" thing is all still feeling too good to be true.

Koeman satisfied with first-leg win - ToffeeWeb
The boss speaks following the 1-0 victory.

Everton and Arsenal duo on Antonio Conte's wishlist - Express.co.uk
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is still keen to sign Everton and Arsenal players Ross Barkley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, reports claim.

Dixie Dean Hotel to open in Liverpool - Liverpool Echo
The Everton legend gets a hotel in his namesake.

Everton confirm their new beer partner - Liverpool Echo
No more Chang at Goodison as Everton link up with Carling.

What to Watch

Liga MX: Puebla vs. Morelia, 8 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Atlas vs. Pumas UNAM, 10 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Friendlies: Werder Bremen vs. West Ham United, 12:30 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Borussia Dortmund vs. Espanyol, 2 p.m. ET, ESPN3
MLB: Rockies at Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET
WNBA: Connecticut Sun vs. Washington Mystics, 7 p.m. ET

FOOTBALL IS BACK! Sort of. Head to LivesoccerTV.com for full listings

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