Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours
It was announced yesterday that Everton will be without star midfielder André Gomes for the next three matches, which include Manchester United, Crystal Palace, and Burnley, with the Portuguese midfielder poised to return for the final game of the season against Tottenham on May 12th. The final push for a Europa League spot has now gotten even harder, as the team will look to Tom Davies (and potentially James McCarthy) to fill that crucial role in Everton’s midfield.
Check out our recap of Everton loanees in action this past week. [RBM]
While André Gomes was rightfully disciplined for a bad tackle on Aleksandar Mitrović in Everton’s 2-0 loss to Fulham on Saturday, it goes to show that Everton have continuously been handed the short end of the stick. [RBM]
Watch the highlights from Everton U23’s title-winning match against Brighton & Hove Albion U23s, including the long-awaited trophy lift.
| From Josh Bowler's winning goal to the roar of delight as the #PL2 trophy was lifted...— Everton (@Everton) April 16, 2019
A night to remember for #EFCU23! pic.twitter.com/69pDiPX3qa
Watch behind-the-scenes footage from Everton’s match against Fulham.
Read up on some of the U23 winners that could play a part in the first team next season, including possible competition for Jordan Pickford. [Echo]
“I’m hoping to push on. I’ve played U23s for coming up to two years. In an ideal world it would be at Everton’s first-team but if opportunities are limited it will be on loan,” says recent Premier League 2 winner and Player of the Month Lewis Gibson. [Echo]
Everton keeping tabs on 19-year-old Burnley midfielder Dwight McNeil. [Daily Star]
Everton defender Ashley Williams, who has been on loan with Stoke City this season, reveals he will wait until the end of the season before he makes any decisions on his future. [Football League World]
Idrissa Gueye shows off his fresh new pair of boots.
New #X18 @adidasfootball #DareToCreate #Createdwithadidas pic.twitter.com/vkPtuvq7rU— Idrissa Gana Gueye (@IGanaGueye) April 16, 2019
Manchester United join race with Everton for talented Ajax youngster David Neres. [North Wales Live]
Everton target Luca Connell plans to discuss new contract with current club Bolton. The 17-year-old Irishman has impressed for club and country recently. [The Bolton News]
What To Watch
In second-leg Champions League action, Porto return home down 2-0 on aggregate to Liverpool, while Manchester City will also hope for a boost from their home supporters as they face Tottenham Hotspur down 1-0 on aggregate.
Full schedule of games here.