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Friday’s Toffee Bites: Statisticians give Everton a 1-percent chance to win the league

In today’s links: Premier League previews abound and Koeman speaks as the season opener approaches.

Premier League Kicks - Nike Ordem V Premier League Match Ball Launch Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images for Premier League

There is a Premier League match today!! And Everton play tomorrow! Even though the Blues haven’t quite finished up their summer shopping (we hope) this is still the best time of year. Everything seems possible. All of the trophies are within reach. Cherish these moments before the inevitable despair creeps in.

In case you missed it

Koeman: No change in Sigurdsson situation, Everton still close
Manager’s pre-match press conference.

Ross Barkley transfer may not happen after all, says Ronald Koeman
No offers for the boyhood Blue.

Everton contact Fiorentina about possible Nikola Kalinic transfer
Blues might be moving on from Giroud.

Friday’s Bites

Giant Leap Or Just Forward Steps? - ToffeeWeb
A fellow blog gives us a big preview of the season ahead for Everton.

Koeman: Rooney To Start -
The Premier League legend will play a big role in the season opener.

Matchday Guide: Stoke City -
Headed to Goodison tomorrow? Here are some of the festivities that the club has planned.

Why this player has to start for Everton and in his right position too - Liverpool Echo
Kevin Ratcliffe wants Tom Davies to play!

Club Soccer Predictions - FiveThirtyEight
FiveThirtyEight's soccer predictions calculate each team's chances of winning each match and the league title across 24 leagues. Everton have a 1 percent chance to win the league.

Everton Premier League 17-18 preview: Martin Keown's guide - Daily Mail Online
One more preview of Everton's upcoming Premier League season.

Neville and Bellamy respond: Can Everton finish above Liverpool? - HITC
Can the Blues finally best the Reds?

England's Worst, Most Snooze-Worthy Teams - Deadspin
"So you chose to root for these lovable puds of Liverpool" Oh yeah, that's the stuff.

What to Watch

Premier League: Arsenal vs. Leicester City, 2:45 p.m. ET, NBCSN, Sky Sports
NASL: Edmonton vs. New York Cosmos, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Ligue 1: Nice vs. Troyes, 1 p.m. ET, beIN
Rennes vs. Olympique Lyonnaise, 2:45 p.m. ET, beIN
Liga MX: Puebla vs. Tijuana, 8 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Atlas vs. América, 10 p.m. ET, fuboTV

Thanks for your continued support of Royal Blue Mersey! Have a great weekend!
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