Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours
Despite looming near the relegation zone for a better part of the season, Everton’s next opponent Newcastle are not a team to take lightly. After failing to win in their first 10 games of the season, a return to the Championship seemed likely for the Magpies. However, thanks to strong defensive performances and a team-leading eight goals by Salomón Rondón, Newcastle now find themselves only six points below the Blues and hold a four game win streak at home, one of those wins coming against Manchester City. Everton will look to break that streak when they travel to St James’ Park this Saturday.
Analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of Marco Silva’s tactics. [RBM]
Watch the highlights from Everton U23’s 2-0 mini-Derby win on Monday.
Everton U18 defender Kyle John signs first professional contract with the club. [Echo]
Pickford reveals what he was thinking before brilliant Derby save and more. [EFC]
With Everton’s current kit sponsor set to expire at the end of the season, is it time to move on from Umbro? [Echo]
21-year-old RB Leipzig striker linked. [Read Bundesliga]
Roma have announced they are unlikely to offer Bosnian striker Edin Džeko a new contract—should Everton consider signing the soon to be 33-year-old? [HITC]
What To Watch
Meanwhile, Porto return home down 1-2 on aggregate against Roma, with linked striker Edin Džeko set to lead the line for the Italians.
Full schedule of games here.