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Wednesday’s Toffee Bites: Good and bad news for Everton ahead of City trip

Recapping all of yesterday’s Everton news...

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Your daily dose of Everton news and rumors

Whenever Everton fail to win, especially this season, the Toffee media is filled with doom and gloom over the team’s prospects. So, let’s start off with some good news instead.

Pep Guardiola has been hit by the injury bug, starting with Manchester City’s talismanic midfielder David Silva, who will miss a few weeks. City only have 15 fit senior players for today’s Champions League game. [Irish Examiner]

The referee for this weekend’s Everton trip to City has been named, and let’s put it this way - the Sky Blues will be happier with him than the Blues will. [City Watch]

Fans meanwhile are livid at the Daily Mail who appear to be suggesting that the vitriol aimed at Watford’s Isaac Success was somehow related to what Raheem Sterling faced over the weekend. Never mind that Success was diving all evening long, after all, that wouldn’t fit the biased narrative the paper are pushing forth. [Echo]

Watching the Blues sleepwalk through the last two games, it has to be asked - are Everton still in some sort of derby hangover after how the game ended? [Vital Football]

That was the theme of this week’s tactical analysis piece as well - what’s going on with Silvaball? [RBM]

An in-depth look at what the new EFL television deal means for the clubs not in the Premier League, and how Everton are set to benefit. [The Everton Forum]

Everton’s Under-23s take on Bayern Munich’s second side tonight at Goodison Park, and the game will be streamed live as well. [EFC]

The ‘Tunnel Access’ feature follows Richarlison as he scores against his former side Watford FC.

What To Watch

More Champions League action today as the group stage comes to a close - Real Madrid vs Nikola Vlasic’s CSKA Moscow, Ajax Amsterdam vs Bayern Munich, Valencia vs Manchester United among the highlights.

Full schedule here.

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