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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites: Everton claim new stadium will bolster local economy

In today’s links: The Blues prepare for Sunderland, Rooney news and Koeman’s challenge

Everton v Watford - Premier League Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

It’s match day once again, and Everton sorely need a win, even if it is against struggling Sunderland. Expect a different side today. The Blues need to rest some of their veterans eventually. This game provides a nice opportunity to do just that.

In case you missed it

Carabao Cup: Sunderland at Everton Preview
We joined forces with SB Nation’s Sunderland blog to talk the midweek cup match.

Everton youngster nominated for prestigious UEFA award
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is on a list with some pretty big names.

Calling for Ronald Koeman to be sacked at Everton is extremely stupid
The Dutchman deserves time to turn around Everton’s fortunes.

Wednesday’s Toffee Bites

Bramley Moore Dock Stadium Set To Bring £1b To City Economy - EvertonFC.com
The club is making some big claims.

Wayne Rooney in the passenger seat as he arrives at training - Liverpool Echo
The Everton striker was driven to Finch Farm for the first time after his drink-driving ban.

Wayne Rooney begs to play in Everton Carabao Cup clash - Daily Mail Online
Since returning to Everton, the former England captain has started all 10 of their competitive games and appeared in 868 of a possible 900 minutes of action.

Koeman sets his men tough target to get the season back on track - Mirror Online
Big-spending Blues have lost four in a row without scoring a single goal, now their manager wants four straight wins before the October international break — starting with Wednesday's Carabao Cup tie.

Chris Sutton lays into Ronald Koeman’s summer business - Express.co.uk
Sutton slams Everton’s summer transfer activity and questioned why the departing Romelu Lukaku was not replaced.

What and How to Watch

MLS: Atlanta United vs. LA Galaxy, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact, 7:30 p.m. ET, MLS Live
La Liga: Athletic Club vs. Atletico Madrid, 2 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Real Madrid vs. Real Betis, 4 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Serie A: Benevento vs. Roma, 12 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Juventus vs. Fiorentina, 2:45 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Bundesliga: Koln vs. Eintracht Frankfurt, 12:30 p.m. ET, FS2
Hertha BSC vs. Bayer Leverkusen, 2:30 p.m. ET, FS2
Hamburger SV vs. Borussia Dortmund, 2:30 p.m. ET, FS1
League Cup: Everton vs. Sunderland
Chelsea vs. Nottingham Forest, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Arsenal vs. Doncaster Rovers, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Manchester United vs. Burton Albion, 3 p.m. ET, ESPN3
West Bromwich Albion vs. Manchester City, 3 p.m. ET, ESPN3
US Open Cup Final: Sporting Kansas City vs. New York Red Bulls, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2

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