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Kurt Zouma has hardly put a foot wrong since he came to Everton on loan at the beginning of the season. He might even get a call up to the World Cup winning France squad with Samuel Umtiti out, so should the Blues be considering buying him outright at the end of his loan spell? [HITC]
Kieran Dowell has made two starts but has been uninspiring in both League Cup games. Marco Silva acknowledges he needs to play more, but where and when? [Liverpool Echo]
World Cup Golden Ball winner and European Player of the Year Luka Modric had something nice to say to Nikola Vlasic after Real Madrid lost to CSKA Moscow on Vlasic’s goal. [Managing Madrid]
Turns out Ross Barkley has been talking again about his time at Everton. He only shows himself in bad light every time he does. [RBM]
What To Watch
There’s a full schedule of games in the Europa League today, fixture list here.