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Friday’s Toffee Bites: Everton targeting Swiss defender

In today’s links: Gibson earns England call-up, Dembele > Vardy and a crucial time for Klaassen.

Manchester City v FC Basel - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Which Everton team will show up on Saturday? No one can really be sure. Will the sports psychologist’s effects be felt right away? Will the boys keep pushing forward and beat a team that, on paper, they are clearly better than? I know that I want to see more Cenk Tosun and more Davy Klaassen. Keep them in the team and see what happens. They have done everything than can lately to prove themselves. They deserve an extended run.

In case you missed it

Everton set to prop up England youth side once again
The Three Lions call on Finch Farm.

Allardyce disputes Sigurdsson diagnosis, expects earlier return to Everton
Manager throws club media under the bus.

Allardyce: Everton ‘fearful and freezing’ when away from home
Allardyce speaks about using sports psychology to get over poor away form.

Friday’s Toffee Bites

Gibson Named In England Under-18s Squad -
Lewis Gibson has been included in the England Under-18s squad for three upcoming matches this month.

Away Fan Guide: Stoke City -
Everything you need to know ahead of Everton's clash with Stoke City this weekend.

Arsenal and Everton fighting for Portuguese talent - Read Arsenal
Arsenal watched on as Leite netted in his side’s match against Spurs, which will have only further convinced them of the youngster’s clear talent and potential.

Davy Klaassen faces crucial period of his Everton career - Sportslens
A lot was expected of Davy Klaassen when he joined from Ajax last summer for a fee of £23.6 million. The 25-year-old was the skipper of Ajax and an established Dutch international, and his struggles at Everton has come as a real surprise.

Football: Everton hot for Léo Lacroix - News Sports: Football -
The good performance of Léo Lacroix in the return leg against Manchester City did not go unnoticed in England.

Everton should prioritise Moussa Dembele pursuit over Jamie Vardy - HITC
Everton are reportedly plotting a move for Jamie Vardy, but perhaps a fresh pursuit of Celtic's Moussa Dembele should be the priority.

What and How to Watch

UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal Draw, 7 a.m. ET, FS2
La Liga: Levante vs Eibar, 4 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Bundesliga: Freiburg vs Stuttgart, 3:30 p.m. ET, FS2
Ligue 1: Monaco vs Lille, 3:45 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
MLB: Braves at Pirates, 1:05 p.m. ET, MLBN
Cubs at White Sox, 4:05 p.m. ET, MLBN
NBA: Clippers at Thunder, 8 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Heat at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV

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