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Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Dec 25 10:04 AM
Defender says players are all ‘buying in’ to Big Sam’s plans Michael Keane helped Everton pitch a shutout against Chelsea on Saturday in his return to the first team, and picked up the Man of the Match gong to boot. The defender missed some time with concussion-related symptoms after leaving the...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 24 4:06 PM
Big Sam tried something new — and when it didn’t work, he successfully parked the bus. Sam Allardyce and Everton did it again on Saturday. The manager’s second match against a big club was another hard-fought draw — a valuable point in the Toffees’ race to seventh place. The popular narrative eme...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Dec 24 8:56 AM
Blues hold champions Chelsea with rugged defensive display Everton held Chelsea at Goodison Park yesterday to remain unbeaten under Sam Allardyce in another strong defensive outing for the Toffees. The home side were dealt a big blow before kick off when it was announced Wayne Rooney would miss o...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Dec 23 5:25 PM
Manager’s comments after Blues hold Chelsea 0-0 Everton faced a difficult challenge against a rampant Chelsea side visiting Goodison Park intent on leaving with three points. However, Sam Allardyce’s side thwarted the Londoners despite being dominated in just about every facet of the game. After...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Dec 23 5:25 PM
So, basically same as last year After Everton frustrated last year’s Premier League champions Chelsea in a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park, the visitor’s manager was disappointed by his side’s failure to break down the Toffees. “I think when you play this type of game, we shot 26 times with eight on ta...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Dec 23 4:42 PM
Three Thoughts from a gritty defensive performance (Near) Death by a thousand crosses One of the strengths that Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 system is the width it provides in attack. As we saw during their title run last season and so far this campaign, their wingbacks have created headaches for opposi...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Dec 23 3:47 PM
Grade the Everton players and manager on their performance today Lineups: Everton Starting XI - Pickford; Kenny, Jagielka, Keane, Martina; Schneiderlin, Gueye, Davies; Lennon, Calvert-Lewin, Sigurdsson. Subs: Robles, Williams, Bolasie, Ramirez, Niasse, Holgate, Baningime. Chelsea Starting XI - Co...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Dec 23 7:16 AM
The Toffees hope to celebrate the holidays with three points from the defending champs Merry Christmas! It’s a blue-on-blue match at Goodison Park today to kick off the holiday weekend. Defending champions Chelsea are up to third in the Premier League and looking to go even higher. However, they...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 22 9:49 PM
Everton ’s unbeaten start under Sam Allardyce faces a tough test against reigning Premier League champions Chelsea at Goodison Park.
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 22 9:49 PM
The Everton revival under Big Sam has been swift - but can it continue against Antonio Conte’s in-form side? Sam Allardyce ’s serene start to life as Everton manager faces it’s toughest test on Saturday as champions Chelsea arrive at Goodison Park. Four wins from five games (five from six if you...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 22 5:00 PM
The first big test of the Allardyce era awaits Sam Allardyce has done well since taking the helm of Everton Football Club, but he’d be the first to admit he’s not exactly faced the sternest opposition. That changes this weekend, when the Toffees face third-placed Chelsea at Goodison Park. Let’s t...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Dec 22 8:00 AM
With tougher opposition comes tougher decisions It’s a lot more fun to make predictions when Everton is playing well. Last week, we saw a wave of optimism from our writers, with all but one of us predicting double victory for the Toffees — and we were right! Our optimism is reduced given the slig...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Dec 19 7:25 AM
In today’s links: The Blues beat Swansea, Gyfli’s excited and the team preps for January Everton are in ninth place in the Premier League. Some how, some way, despite a horrid start to the campaign, the Blues have pushed up the table. Whether it is all due to Sam Allardyce or not, Everton have no...