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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Sigurdsson could return this season

In today’s links: the scout that found Davies, EFC’s chance to beat LFC and Tosun’s start at Everton

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What could be the possible benefit of bringing Gylfi Sigurdsson back into the Everton team this season? There is no doubt that the Icelandic midfielder will be in the Toffees plans for 2018-19, but he has more important things to do than play for a middling Everton side.

The World Cup is fast approaching. Let Sigurdsson rest and rehab until Iceland’s team meets to prep for Russia. The friendlies they set up will be plenty to get him up to speed for the tournament. Putting Gylfi into another Premier League match this season would be foolish.

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Thursday’s Toffee Bites

In Conversation: Alan Stubbs -
Alan Stubbs discusses his journey from the terraces to the Goodison turf, his time in charge of Everton's Under-21s, and coaching a young Seamus Coleman.

Tosun On 'Being Greeted With Open Arms At Everton' -
If her son was threatening to act up, Selma Tosun unfurled her trump card. Cenk’s football was stashed away in some dark corner of the family home, set back from the River Lahn, near Frankfurt in Germany.

Everton hopeful of Gylfi Sigurdsson return - Liverpool Echo
Blues have six games remaining and hope Sigurdsson will feature.

Everton FC might not get a better chance to finally beat Liverpool FC - Daily Post
It's been seven a half years since the blue half of Merseyside tasted victory in the derby.

Everton FC fans want forgotten man to return to the team - Daily Post
Nikola Vlasic has fallen out of favour under Blues boss Sam Allardyce.

What and How to Watch

UEFA Europa League: RB Leipzig vs Olympique Marseille, 3:05 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Arsenal vs CSKA Moscow, 3:05 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Atletico Madrid vs Sporting CP, 3:05 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Lazio vs Salzburg, 3:05 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Women’s Friendly: United States vs Mexico, 7 p.m. ET, FS1
NHL: Stars at Ducks, 10 p.m. ET, NBCSN
NBA: Wizards at Cavaliers, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
Timberwolves at Nuggets, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT

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