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Blues will be looking for home comforts against Blades

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Live Blog

Full-time Thoughts - Disappointing reaction from Everton after last weekend. Poor all around, from the manager, and every single player. No one leaves Goodison with a positive grade today.

90' - The Blues are still just passing the ball sideways and swinging in crosses that are being easily handled. Garbage.

80' - As predicted, there it is. Sheffield make it 2-0 as a defence splitting ball puts Mousset through and he nutmegs Pickford. It was coming.

76' - Blues have gone 3-2-5, so it's all long ball from here on out with no real midfield, and the Blades are actually seeing more of the ball now.

70' - Already fuming fans are going to love this. Theo Walcott about to come on for Seamus Coleman.

Silva has rolled all his dice at this point, will the Blues equalize or will the Blades hold on or score another?

66' - Everton are not going to get anything out of ref Simon Hill today are they? Richarlison blocked off and goes down outside the box, play on though.

62' - Another corner, with the sun in Dean Henderson's eyes, but again it's cleared.

Big cheer for Phil Jagielka as he comes on for the Blades against his former side for the last dozen years.

57' - Blues immediately start putting more pressure on the Blades' parked bus, winning four corners in succession.

53' - Alex Iwobi and Cenk Tosun will be the first subs to come on. It's Schneiderlin and Bernard going off. Silva is gambling everything!

50' - Plenty of argy-bargy going on and the ref is letting it go, and Everton have not been the beneficiaries at all. Bernard pushed off the ball in the box, but no penalty.

46' - Kean gets us underway for the second half.

Halftime Thoughts - The Blues have dominated everywhere but the scoreboard, conceding again from a setpiece. Disappointing, and the fans showed their frustration with plenty of boos ringing out as the players filed off for likely an earful from the manager.

45+2' - Richarlison wins a freekick just outside the box, Digne steps up to take but it's right at the wall.

43' - Great cross from the right from Kean, Richarlison rises highest but his header is weak and saved easily.

40' - Everton have had seven corners but haven't been able to do anything with them.

Sheffield win their first corner and guess what.. goal. Good low ball into the box from Norwood and Pickford can't get to it, bounces in off Mina's shoulder.

Setpiece woes are continuing to plague the Blues, this is going perfectly to Sheffield's plan.

32' - Richarlison and Kean have both blazed over, seven chances for the Blues so far, none for the Blades.

28' - Marco Silva had asked yesterday for the fans to be patient, it'll be needed as the Blues are yet to break the visitors down.

20' - Bernard and Baldrick get in a shoving match, and the ref hands them a yellow card each. Unfortunate for the Brazilian who was more on the receiving end of that.

17' - Digne has a pop at goal, Henderson saves somewhat unconvincingly.

15' - Everton dominating possession so far, not too many clear scouting opportunities though.

Kean has seen a shot blocked while Bernard and Schneiderlin have both shot over.

Starting Lineups - Marco Silva has made two changes to the XI, with Morgan Schneiderlin keeping his place ahead of Tom Davies, much to the chagrin of a number of Blues fans. Moise Kean and Bernard return to the XI, with Cenk Tosun replacing Djibril Sidibe on the bench.


Preview

Everton host newly-promoted Sheffield United after a disappointing loss last weekend at AFC Bournemouth. The Blues are under some amount of pressure early in the new season after now three consecutive away disappointments, and will hope to take an early lead at Goodison Park today before the rumbles of discontent start gathering more voices.

The Blades haven’t had the best of starts, but have shown tactical ingenuity with their overlapping centrehalves while maintaining defensive rigidity under Chris Wilder. He has had the luxury of returning ten players of his starting XI from last season and the familiarity that has brought, with former Toffees captain Phil Jagielka yet to get an opportunity to play at his first club.

Match Details

Competition: Premier League Matchday 6

Date and start time: Saturday, September 21st at 7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m ET / 3:00 p.m. BST

Stadium: Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Capacity: 39,572

Weather: 70°F/21°C, sunny, 0% chance of precipitation, 19 mph winds

How to Watch/Listen

TV: N/A - United States; N/A - United Kingdom; DAZN, beIN Sports HD 1, SuperSport 4 Africa, Optus Sport, RUSH

Radio: evertontv, TalkSport 2 Radio

Live stream: NBCSports Gold, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, ESPN Play Sur

Gamethread: Comments section below starting one hour before game time

Information from LiveSoccerTV.com

Lineups

Everton

Starting XI: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Schneiderlin, Delph; Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Bernard; Kean

Subs: Stekelenburg, Holgate, Tosun, Iwobi, Davies, Walcott, Calvert-Lewin

Sheffield United

Starting XI: Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood(C), Fleck, Stevens; Robinson, McBurnie.

Subs: Jagielka, Mousset, Morrison, Moore, K Freeman, L Freeman, Osborn

Last Meeting

Early in the 2011-12 season the two sides met at Goodison Park in the Carling Cup Second Round, with the Blades taking the lead before the Blues struck back through goals from a deflected Jack Rodwell effort and Victor Anichebe, with midfield maestro Mikel Arteta putting the result beyond the visitors 3-1 late on.