Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours
RBM writer Geoff chats with a life-long Rangers supporter about what to expect from new signing Nathan Patterson. [RBM]
Everton have an interesting age-minutes distribution. Nine players (including Lucas Digne) have featured in 70% of the minutes played.
— The Analyst (@OptaAnalyst) January 6, 2022
Despite playing just 18 matches in the Premier League this season, Everton have used 28 players – the most of any club in the competition.
Michael Keane is the only outfielder to play every single minute of Premier League action for his club in 2021-22. pic.twitter.com/IANeju3uFj
Jean-Philippe Gbamin may be on his way out this January. [Echo]
Everton U23s defeat Sheffield United 3-1. [EFC]
Looks like Rafa Benitez’s attempt to snatch his former player Sean Longstaff has been rebuffed by Newcastle, for now.
“Nathan and Vitaliy have the characteristics we are looking for – players who like to go forward and provide crosses to the players up front. I don‘t want to put them under pressure because they are young and need to know the Premier League. But these players are the future of the Club, for sure,” says Rafa. [EFC]
What To Watch
Some Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and FA Cup action on today.
Full schedule of games here.