Cenk Tosun needs to be the first name on the team sheet against Crystal Palace on Saturday. No, the new striker has not been highly successful just yet, but Everton need to learn what they have in the Turkish man. The club spent a lot of money on him and they need to use the rest of this season to figure out if he is the frontline striker for the 2018-19 season or if they need to go searching again this summer.
Oumar Niasse has been a great servant to the club. He deserves to be given a transfer to whichever club he chooses this summer. Dominic Calvert-Lewin could very well be the future at the position, but he has played a lot of minutes this season, and the team should be careful to not burn him out. Tosun is the question mark. Leaving him as an unused sub game after game does no good for anyone. Get him on the pitch, Sam!
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Everton news: Tim Cahill reveals why he quit Goodison Park - Daily Star
The Australian star says he quit Everton in 2012 to prolong his international career.
Cenk Tosun finds unlikely backing from Liverpool's Emre Can - Liverpool Echo
Tosun has started just two games since his £27m switch from Besiktas last month.
Tributes paid to Everton fan who died in a crash - Liverpool Echo
Joseph Evans was a "blue through and through".
Sam Allardyce says he needs the hassle of trying to repair Everton - The Guardian
Sam Allardyce has said he needs the aggravation of trying to repair Everton although the thought of retirement crossed his mind following the humbling at Arsenal last Saturday.
Boss Urges Davies To Maintain Dynamic Form - EvertonFC.com
Sam Allardyce is urging “intelligent” Tom Davies to build on his terrific current form following the midfielder’s return to Everton's first-team fold.
Sam Allardyce says Everton's home form must continue - Sky Sports
Sam Allardyce insists if Everton want to finish in the top half of the Premier League this season they must maintain their home form, starting against his former club Crystal Palace on Saturday.
What and How to Watch
La Liga: Athletic Club vs Las Palmas, 3 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Serie A: Fiorentina vs Juventus, 2:45 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Bundesliga: RB Leipzig vs Augsburg, 2:30 p.m. ET, FS2
Ligue 1: Saint-Etienne vs Olympique Marseille, 2:45 p.m. ET, fuboTV
The Championship: Millwall vs Cardiff City, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
NBA: Clippers at Pistons, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Timberwolves at Bulls, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN