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Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 30 1:23 PM
Would have solved Everton’s pressing needs While Everton are currently looking pretty bad for leaving the highly important striker position unfilled right up to the penultimate day of the transfer window , reports from Belgium indicate that the Blues did have a very solid plan to prevent this fro...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 30 12:52 PM
Pool getting shallower by the minute Chelsea are moving closer towards signing striker Fernando Llorente, taking away another potential Everton transfer. With the transfer window closing in just over a day and a half, it’s getting pretty tight for the Blues now. As reported by Spanish journalist...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 30 12:00 PM
Toffees will hold out for more money Ross Barkley is likely getting sold somewhere during this transfer window , but it will not be to Chelsea for £25m, as reported by The Times . The ever-reliable Paul Joyce, writing behind a paywall, says that Chelsea’s bid that came in late yesterday for the c...
Royal Blue Mersey - Wed Aug 30 7:48 AM
In today’s links: More transfer rumours, opinions on Costa and U23 highlights! A significant signing is coming, right? It has to. Everton need a striker badly, as well as a left-side defender and some additional depth players all over the pitch. But another day has gone by with few solid links to...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 29 9:34 PM
Forward is injured and is in last year of current contract Turns out Antonio Conte wants all of the English midfielders/forwards. After news broke yesterday that Chelsea had reached an agreement with Arsenal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain , there was some talk that they still wanted Ross Barkley too...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 29 8:29 PM
Injuries make Spurs, Chelsea, and the Three Lions unlikely. There’s an episode of the 90s sitcom Seinfeld where a character named George decides that he is going to march out of his office and quit his job. After carrying out his plan, he comes to the stunning realization that he in fact needs th...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 29 7:54 PM
Ronald Koeman tried to replicate his team’s success against Manchester City, but it didn’t work out A trip to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea just days after a do-or-die trip to Croatia was always going to be a massive challenge, and for a lot of reasons, Everton simply wasn’t up to that challeng...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 29 1:30 PM
Phil Neville has been talking again Diego Costa finds his future in flux. Deemed surplus to requirements at Chelsea , he has been leveraging a move back to Atletico Madrid, but the Spanish club’s transfer ban is making things complicated for him in a World Cup year. According to the regulations o...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 29 9:37 AM
Your votes are in for a disappointing performance overall Often when Everton puts in a solid shift of teamwork it’s difficult for fans to choose the ‘Man of the Match’. The game at Chelsea on Sunday proved to be the opposite case, as poor performances across the board made for awful grades being...
Royal Blue Mersey - Tue Aug 29 7:24 AM
In today’s links: more on Everton’s latest young signing, what Chelsea taught us and Costa closes in on a move The transfer deadline is looming, Everton still have massive gaps in their squad and there are very few solid links with Premier League quality players. Ronald Koeman can’t be happy. The...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 28 11:30 PM
Further reflection on the Toffees’ first defeat of the season Was fatigue a factor? Everton faced a third tough away game in seven games so it was inevitable after the defeat that there would be talk of tiredness and fatigue. A tough draw at the Etihad followed by a game in Croatia and then a tri...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 28 5:53 PM
Spurs only rival in Barkley stakes could drop out It’s looking Premier League defending champions Chelsea are edging ever closer to signing Arsenal ’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain . As is being reported by Sky Sports, the two clubs have reached an agreement over the versatile player who can play multi...
Royal Blue Mersey - Mon Aug 28 7:39 AM
In today’s links: recap of the loss to Chelsea and Everton eye major attacking help; Young, Costa and Vardy Not the best weekend for Everton . They were smashed at Stamford Bridge by the defending Premier League champions. The squad showed some obvious weaknesses on top of being tired and dealing...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 27 9:44 PM
Toffees disappointing in third game in six days Everton looked well off the pace as they rounded off a long week with a dreadful performance away at the champions. The Europa League hangover seems to already be making an impact on the squad and with no game to worry about next weekend Ronald Koem...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 27 5:28 PM
Koeman confirms news during post-match comments After today’s limp loss away at Chelsea , Everton manager Ronald Koeman confirmed that Muhamed Besic’s father had indeed been shot as was reported late yesterday, but that the midfielder wanted to be involved in today’s game after having spoken to h...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 27 5:00 PM
Manager shows frustration at Belgian in post-match comments After Everton were thoroughly outclassed in a 2-0 loss at Chelsea , manager Ronald Koeman spoke about his decision to leave Belgian forward Kevin Mirallas out of today’s squad. “He was out because he is struggling to deal with moments in...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 27 4:45 PM
Everton faced another tough away day, this time at the champions Everton’s unbeaten start to the season came to a grinding halt at Stamford Bridge once again, as the Toffees maintained their utterly horrendous record of not having won at Stamford Bridge since 1994.
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 27 4:08 PM
Ronald Koeman and his men suffer their first defeat of the season away to the Premier League champions Everton fell to their first defeat of the season with a 2-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. In a poor first half from the Blues, goals from Cesc Fabregas and Alvarto Morata handed the home s...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 27 4:08 PM
Vote on the player performances from today’s game A depleted Everton side traveled to Chelsea on Sunday to take on the defending Premier League champions, with this lineup - Starting XI - Pickford, Baines, Jagielka (c), Williams, Keane, Holgate, Davies, Gana, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Sandro Bench - St...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 27 1:08 PM
Forward takes early flight to international break Everton are scraping the bottom of the barrel this weekend for the trip away to Chelsea as far as players, with multiple injuries and a suspension decimating the squad. However, in an interesting decision, manager Ronald Koeman decided to drop for...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 27 9:58 AM
File this one in the silly season docket We’ll start off by saying that this is being reported by The Mirror , so take this rumour with ( insert appropriate amount ) of skepticism. Apparently Everton are looking to cut in ahead of Chelsea in their pursuit of striker Jamie Vardy , with the grand s...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sun Aug 27 7:55 AM
Family feud incident leaves Mo’s father in hospital In what seems like an incredible incident, the father of Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic was shot by a member of a rival family, resulting in injuries to his hand and leg. As reported by Bosnian outlet Faktor , Meho Besic, 46, was hit with two...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 26 11:32 PM
The Toffees play their third game of the week, testing the depth of their squad against the defending champions. Everton have one final hurdle before they head to the international break. Once again, it is a trip to a Premier League title contender. In their opener, Chelsea were a disaster agains...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 26 4:38 PM
Another tough test ahead for the Toffees When the Premier League fixture list was published earlier this summer, one of the biggest talking points was Everton ’s brutal start to the schedule. The Toffees are right in the thick of that tough stretch, with a match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 26 11:38 AM
Everton face a another tough away day, this time at the champions Everton head to to Stamford Bridge looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season. All the previews, match highlights and reaction will be right here.
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 26 11:38 AM
Everton’s 5-0 hammering at the hands of Chelsea in November was the undoubted low point of last year - surely the only way is up? With European qualification safely in the bag, Everton wrap up their busy opening chapter of the new season with a trip to the champions Chelsea . It’s difficult to ar...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 26 8:00 AM
Assessing the Blues’ personnel options ahead of their match at Stamford Bridge. Everton head to Stamford Bridge tomorrow in good form, but with a bit of a mess on their hands. In addition to their three long-term absentees, a handful of previously healthy first teamers are now injured or suspende...
Royal Blue Mersey - Sat Aug 26 7:30 AM
What can we learn? Mercury is in Retrograde, so what does that mean for Everton this Sunday as they play Premier League Champions Chelsea ? Mercury in Retrograde can cause things to get out of whack as the planet appears to move backwards in its orbital path. The team may feel particularly out of...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 25 7:39 PM
Three keys to Sunday’s match at Stamford Bridge. Everton continues their exhausting early season schedule with a Sunday afternoon match against Chelsea . Last years champions have looked a bit more unsettled this year without front man Diego Costa and as well as a host of other changes in the squ...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 25 6:51 PM
Antonio Conte's men may beat Spurs to any move for the injured attacker Chelsea are planning to open negotiations with Everton for Ross Barkley on Sunday, according to the Telegraph. Barkley had widely been expected to leave the Blues this summer after telling Ronald Koeman he would not be signin...
Royal Blue Mersey - Fri Aug 25 4:34 PM
Blues’ boss offers update on striker chase. Despite Wayne Rooney ’s consistency and the remarkable emergence of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Everton still need a starting caliber striker, and that fact is not lost on Ronald Koeman. In his pre-Chelsea press conference today , the Dutch manager indicated...