Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours
BREAKING! (ouch) This is a late add to the news recap, but Yerry Mina will miss even more time after picking up a new training ground injury. [RBM]
Let’s start with some positive news, especially from somewhere you wouldn’t expect. Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst has complimented on-loan defender Matthew Pennington for his poise. [TWTD]
Staying with players out on loan, Nikola Vlasic’s family has been speaking out in public again, and we look at why this could be a problem for his future prospects. [RBM]
Marco Silva has adopted a rotating captaincy policy with Phil Jagielka and this former Everton captain is not impressed at all. [Liverpool Echo]
Jordan Pickford faced the media for the first time after signing his new six-year deal, and here’s what he had to say about why he’s in for the long run. [RBM]
To the gamers among you, today is ‘FIFA Day’ and it has nothing to do with the sport’s governing body. September 28th is the day the annual new version of the game drops every year and today is no different.
We got a hold of an advance copy of the game and played it, here’s Chris’ unbiased review of what he thought of the game. [RBM]
Of particular interest to many will be the ‘No Rules’ mode, which like Chris described above has no rules, bringing the game back to its roots when we all played kickabout with whatever passed for a ball on whatever passed for a pitch. Watch Tom Davies, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jonjoe Kenny and Kieran Dowell play this version of the game.
The Blues are back in action tomorrow, hosting Fulham and looking to get back to winning ways after two consecutive losses following two straight draws. We spoke to the Fulham SB Nation blog Cottagers Confidential about how their side’s season has gone so far. [RBM]
Speaking of Fulham, Marco Silva’s pre-match press conference is also on today at 1:30pm BST (8:30am EST), and you can watch it live right here.
Finally, the Ryder Cup starts this weekend and the Everton players have wished local boy and diehard Blue Tommy Fleetwood all the very best in the international competition. [EFC]
What To Watch
There’s a game each in Spain, Germany and France, and two scheduled in the Championship with Sheffield Wednesday vs Leeds United and Bristol City vs Aston Villa, with on-loan Yannick Bolasie expected to play.
As mentioned above, the Ryder Cup tees off today in Paris and the schedule has the morning fourballs matches at 8:10am local time (7:10am BST, 2:10am EST) and then the afternoon foursomes are at 1:50pm local time (12:50pm BST, 7:50am EST). Click here for the full schedule of events.