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Tuesday’s Toffee Bites: Is it “unrealistic” to consider Everton a top four contender?

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In today’s links: The U18s and U23s took care of business, Galloway struggles at Sunderland and Barton’s opinions

Atalanta v Everton FC - UEFA Europa League Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images

We all need to get our collective grips. Everton are in the midst of a horrific spell of play. But let’s put it into perspective a bit. The next two weeks of games (Sunderland, AFC Bournemouth, Apollon Limassol and Burnley) are much kinder than the previous two-week gauntlet. So, let’s slow our roll and see how the next couple of weeks go before calling for Ronald Koeman’s head.

In case you missed it

If Ronald Koeman is sacked, who could replace him?
The options may surprise you.

How Everton could have beaten Manchester United
Koeman’s tactics kept his team in it Sunday, but reliance on Cuco Martina was an issue.

Everton loan players recap: Onyekuru salvages draw for Anderlecht
Recap of weekend action from the Championship and beyond.

Tuesday’s Toffee Bites

Koeman was WRONG to say Everton must be realistic - Liverpool Echo
The local rag speaks on the fallout from Everton’s weekend defeat.

Derby County U23s 0-1 Everton U23s - EvertonFC.com
The young guns won again.

Should Sunderland dropping Brendan Galloway raise alarm bells for Everton? - HITC
Everton loaned Brendan Galloway to Sunderland hoping he could overcome his nightmare spell at West Brom.

Silly to talk about Everton for top 4 - ESPN FC
The FC crew assess Everton's early struggles and comments from Jose Mourinho and Ronald Koeman about their top-4 chances.

'EFC cost themselves £30million on Lukaku deal', claims Barton - talkSPORT
Joey Barton believes Everton cost themselves about £30million by cashing in early on Romelu Lukaku in the summer.

What and How to Watch

La Liga: Valencia vs. Málaga, 2 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Barcelona vs. Eibar, 4 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Serie A: Bologna vs. Inter Milan, 2:45 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Bundesliga: Borussia Monchengladbach vs. VfB Stuttgart, 12:30 p.m. ET, FS2
Schalke 04 vs. Bayern Munich, 2:30 p.m. ET, FS1
Augsburg vs. RB Leipzig, 2:30 p.m. ET, FS2
League Cup: Leicester City vs. Liverpool, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Burnley vs. Leeds United, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Reading vs. Swansea City, 3 p.m. ET, ESPN3

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