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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites: Chelsea and Spurs still want Barkley despite injury

In today’s links: more from Manchester City, the evolution of Tom Davies and quotes from around the club

West Ham United v Everton - Premier League Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images

It feels like Everton are constantly playing games. Already, we are on the eve of yet another big match early in the season for the Blues. Despite all of the big signings this summer, injuries and the exclusion of some otherwise fit players, leaves the Toffees feeling a tad thin. Here’s to hoping their 2-0 lead heading to Croatia affords them the chance to rest any players in the squad who could be feeling a tad ragged.

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Supporters advised not to display club colours ahead of Europa League second leg.

Charity game remembering Everton great Alan Ball announced
Alan Ball All-Stars XI to take on Premier League XI in October.

Wednesday’s Bites

Everton's Tom Davies benefits from Wayne Rooney and faith - Daily Mail Online
Davies visits music festivals, discusses animal cruelty and, on one occasion this summer, prepared to carry a surfboard down to the sea, saying: 'It's fun if you don't see a fin.'

This is why Everton couldn't take advantage of 10-man Manchester City - Liverpool Echo
The national media have an interesting take on Blues draw at Etihad.

Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin: Who is the youngster? - Daily Mail Online
Dominic Calvert-Lewin caught the eye during Everton's action packed Monday night draw with Manchester City, proving himself to be prepared for the challenge of Premier League football.

Chelsea and Tottenham chasing Ross Barkley, Everton to sell - Daily Star
Ross Barkley is still wanted by Tottenham and Chelsea, and Everton expect him to leave the club before the transfer window closes.

Five Things We Learned: Man City -
The club's website makes some modest observations.

Jags: 'Hungry' Wayne Is As Good As Ever -
The skipper has been pleased wth the impact of Wayne Rooney.

What to Watch

UEFA Champions League: Liverpool vs. Hoffenheim, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
CSKA Moscow vs. Young Boys, 2:45 p.m. ET, fuboTV
League Cup: Cheltenham Town vs. West Ham United, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Blackburn Rovers vs. Burnley, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Liga MX: América vs. Tigres UANL, 8 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Necaxa vs. Cruz Azul, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN3
MLS: Columbus Crew vs. LA Galaxy, 7:30 p.m. ET
Toronto FC vs. Philadelphia Union, 8 p.m. ET
FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo, 9 p.m. ET
Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Seattle Sounders, 10 p.m. ET
USL: Louisville City vs. City Islanders, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN3

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