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Friday’s Toffee Bites: Zouma and Digne earn France call-ups, transfer rumors, and more

Recapping all of yesterday’s Everton news

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Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

Everton got a glimpse of what could be in store this Sunday as Chelsea beat Dynamo Kiev yesterday 5-0 despite Eden Hazard, Gonzalo Higuaín, and David Luiz all being rested in the win. Chelsea currently sit 6th in the league with 57 points while Everton are in 11th with 37 points. In their last 10 matchups in all competitions against Chelsea, Everton are 2-5-3, with their most recent meeting this past November ending in a 0-0 draw. Sunday’s match will also mark the long-awaited return of former Toffee Ross Barkley.

Watch Everton’s top-10 league goals against Chelsea.

Kurt Zouma and Lucas Digne named to France squad. [EFC]

Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tom Davies, Jonjoe Kenny, Ademola Lookman and Kieran Dowell earn England-U21 call-ups. [EFC]

Lyon joins PSG in pursuit of Idrissa Gueye with star midfielder Tanguy Ndombele likely to be sold this summer. [RBM]

We still have much work to do on the pitch, but the work we do off it with Everton in the Community is already Champions League,” says Marcel Brands. [Echo]

Read our recap from Wednesday’s dramatic Everton Ladies 1-0 win over West Ham United Women. [RBM]

Could Marco Silva reunite with former Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen? [This Is Futbol]

Another ex-Silva forward Gelson Martins will be on Everton’s radar after initial interest from the club in January. [HITC]

What To Watch

Everton loanee Sandro Ramírez is in action today for Real Sociedad when they face Levante. Meanwhile, Borussia Mönchengladbach look to continue their push for a top-4 finish with a win over SC Freiburg.

Full schedule of games here.

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