Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours
We hope you had a nice weekend, Blues! Everton are back in action this Sunday, February 23rd away to Arsenal.
The Royal Blue Mersey writers have their say on Ancelotti’s time at the club so far. [RBM]
Read all about the inspirational Speedo Mick, a Blue who has raised thousands of pounds for charity. [RBM]
André Gomes participated in a behind-closed-doors friendly yesterday.
| Brilliant news on @aftgomes' involvement in today's behind-closed-doors friendly at USM Finch Farm!— Everton (@Everton) February 16, 2020
He will now continue training with the first team ahead of #ARSEVE next weekend. pic.twitter.com/xR2Zs6y5SV
Watch the live-stream of today’s Everton U23s match against Derby County U23s below.
“I don’t want that my team has a really clear identity. If you have a really clear identity, then you can play football in only one way. I think the winning system is to put the players on the pitch comfortable. Our work is to put a team that has a clear idea – not clear identity – on the pitch. The players that are going on the pitch, they have to know what they do. And, of course, the goal is to give happiness to the supporters. This is the ambition,” says Carlo Ancelotti. [EFC]
Watch some of the best tricks and skills from the Blues this season.
Yerry Mina talks about his Colombian charity work. [EFC]
Watch all of Andy Johnson’s goals during his two year stint with the club.
Blues continue to be linked with Ancelotti’s former Napoli man Hirving Lozano. [Sport Witness]
Former Everton striker Marcus Bent brings awareness to mental health.
| A brave, candid chat with former #EFC striker Marcus Bent, who discusses the time "his world came crashing down", piecing together his post-playing life and a determination to help others.— Everton (@Everton) February 15, 2020
Our work to tackle mental health issues continues. @EITC #HeadsUp @premierleague pic.twitter.com/LKGjYAHWgc
“It was one of the toughest parts of my professional career but the one I learned most from. It was a big challenge, at some stages I thought it was going to be over when I had an infection and they didn’t know what it was and it was looking bad. It took me almost a year to get back to playing,” says Mikel Arteta on season-ending injury for Everton in 2009. [Daily Mail]
Lewis Gibson seems to be making quite the impression for Fleetwood Town.
.@LewisGippa3 update:— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) February 15, 2020
Baller. #OnwardTogether pic.twitter.com/vYkUYK082h
Former Everton keeper Neville Southall offers some advice to Jordan Pickford. [Echo]
Yannick Bolasie back on track in Portugal.
Not the result we wanted but we fought hard against a tough team— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) February 16, 2020
Don’t believe everything you read or hear ....we don’t we just do what we do best! Give and keep it
Yooo @oficialJovane77 you owe me one now bro Happy to assist and happy that you got your ⚽️ #YYB pic.twitter.com/ZhKo0fbMQ2
Manchester City and Chelsea linked with Lucas Digne. [90 Min]
The Blues’ kits will look a bit different next season.
| Everton Football Club will end its partnership agreement with SportPesa at the end of the current season.— Everton (@Everton) February 16, 2020
Full statement on https://t.co/Xu5xBqhT7G. #EFC
What To Watch
Chelsea face Manchester United in Premier League play.
Full schedule of games here.