Preview | December 10


Chelsea take on Everton at Goodison Park.

Everton | WLWDW | 18th | Top Scorer: A. Doucouré (4)

If Everton keep up their good run of form, they're sure to move up the table and away from the danger zone. They've won 3 out of their last 5 games. With an average of 1.59 xG (expected goals) per game, Everton rank 8th in the league so they're likely to get their fair share of chances here. They'll look for another quality defensive performance from Vitalii Mykolenko. He has been a key leader with 22 tackles won this season (9th in the EPL). Ashley Young will be leaned on for creativity. He has been a top distributor all season, recording 24 passes into the box over the year (27th in the EPL).

Chelsea | LWLDW | 10th | Top Scorer: N. Jackson (6)

After 2 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw in their last 5 matches, Chelsea currently sit mid-table in 10th. A closer look at Chelsea's attack this season shows they have averaged 13.4 shots per match (4.9 of which have been on target). That shot accuracy has contributed to their season average of 1.9 xG (expected goals) per match coming into this one. Conor Gallagher will be looking to unlock Everton's defence. With 4 assists so far this season, he's currently 11th in the Premier League.

Everton-Chelsea Prediction: 0-3

It's hard to see anything other than three points for Chelsea on the road here. Their strength in attack and in defence should be plenty.

Did you know? A 5-0 hammering by Chelsea in 2016 is the biggest victory for either team in the Premier League history of this matchup.

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Report | December 7


3 - 0

Newcastle United

Dwight McNeil 79
Abdoulaye Doucouré 86
Beto 90

21Total Shots13
6Shots on Target3

Strong defensive display gives Everton the win.

Dwight McNeil scored the match's first goal for Everton in the 79th minute. Abdoulaye Doucouré extended lead for Everton in the 86th minute which looked to make the closing stages more comfortable, and Beto put on the finishing touches with a third goal in the 96th to get them the 3-0 win.

The Overview

  • The Toffees' counter-attacking style was effective, as they registered 21 shots.
  • Despite the loss, the Magpies had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 13 shots in the match.
  • Although they got the win, the Toffees were wasteful in front of goal, only getting 29% of their total shots on target.
  • In the process of picking up the three points, Idrissa Gana Guèye, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Beto found their way into the referee's book.

The Details

Dwight McNeil had a field day, registering 15 crosses. The Magpies completed 222 more passes than the Toffees but ultimately weren't able to make it count as they lost the game.

It's another win for Everton as they make it two on the bounce. Meanwhile, Newcastle taste defeat, ending their winning streak.

Top Performers

Dwight McNeilJordan Pickford
15 crosses (2nd in the Premier League)Earned a clean sheet
Assisted 1 goalSaved 3 shots

Both squads play next on Sunday, December 10th. Everton meet Chelsea at Goodison Park, while Newcastle meet Tottenham at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Can the Toffees make it three wins in a row? Will the Magpies put this disappointment behind them?

Report | December 2

Nottingham Forest

0 - 1


Dwight McNeil 67

13Total Shots12
2Shots on Target3

Everton go home with all three points after win over Forest.

After a scoreless first 45 minutes, Dwight McNeil got the opener for Everton in the 67th minute. This lone goal proved decisive, as Everton held on to beat Forest and take all three points.

The Overview

  • With what little of the ball the Toffees had (38%), they were creative with it, generating 12 shots.
  • Despite the loss, the Tricky Trees had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 13 shots in the match.
  • Although they got the win, the Toffees were wasteful in front of goal, only getting 25% of their total shots on target.

The Details

Dwight McNeil was relentless, getting 12 crosses into the opposition box. For Forest, Murillo was a frequent offender, committing 4 fouls. The Tricky Trees completed 234 more passes than the Toffees but ultimately weren't able to make it count as they lost the game.

Everton get back to winning ways. Meanwhile, it's more misery for Forest as they lose again.

Top Performers

Dwight McNeilRyan Yates
12 crosses (11th in the Premier League)Drew 6 fouls (2nd in the Premier League)
Scored 1 goal5 tackles won

Next up, Forest meet Fulham at Craven Cottage on Wednesday, December 6th. While Everton take on Newcastle at Goodison Park on Thursday, December 7th. Will the Tricky Trees halt their terrible form? Can the Toffees win again?

Report | November 26


0 - 3

Manchester United

Alejandro Garnacho 3
Marcus Rashford 56 [PK]
Anthony Martial 75

24Total Shots9
6Shots on Target4

Man United ease to victory over Everton.

Man United had a great start in this one with an early Alejandro Garnacho goal after being found by Diogo Dalot. Marcus Rashford added another to put Man United 2-0 up after 56th minutes. Anthony Martial put the match away with a third in the 75th minute, and Everton were shutout as Man United secured a comfortable win.

The Overview

  • United managed nine shots with their 50% possession.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if United had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 44%.
  • Everton lacked discipline, picking up three yellow cards in the game. Ashley Young, Abdoulaye Doucouré and Idrissa Gana Guèye all ended up in the referee's book.

The Details

Diogo Dalot was one step ahead all game, recording 3 interceptions. Bruno Fernandes kept the ball nicely with a pass completion rate of 86%. Neither team showed a superior passing game. The Toffees had 439 completed passes while United completed 437 passes.

Man United's winning streak rolls on. Meanwhile, Everton's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

André OnanaMarcus Rashford
Earned a clean sheet4 corners won
Saved 6 shotsScored 1 goal

Both squads play next on Saturday, December 2nd. Everton meet Forest at The City Ground, while Man United take on Newcastle at St James' Park. Will the Toffees improve their form? Can United keep their great form going?

Report | November 11

Crystal Palace

2 - 3


Eberechi Eze 5 [PK] Vitalii Mykolenko 1
Odsonne Edouard 73 Abdoulaye Doucouré 49
Idrissa Gana Guèye 86

13Total Shots8
4Shots on Target4

Everton take three points away from Selhurst Park.

Vitalii Mykolenko netted the first goal of the match for Everton in the first minute following an assist by Jack Harrison. After the first, Everton proceeded to add on 2 more goals. Palace nearly kept up in this high-scoring affair, scoring 2 of their own, but it wasn't enough as Everton narrowly took the win in this exciting match.

The Overview

  • Without seeing a lot of the ball (34% possession), the Toffees managed to muster eight shots.
  • Despite the loss, the Eagles had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 13 shots in the match.
  • The Toffees' accuracy paid off well, 50% of their shots were on target.

The Details

Dwight McNeil was relentless, getting 7 crosses into the opposition box. The Eagles lost on the day but managed to complete 308 more passes than the Toffees, highlighting their technical strength.

Everton are back to winning ways. Meanwhile, Palace's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

Vitalii MykolenkoEberechi Eze
Scored 1 goal1 penalty won
1 corner wonDrew 4 fouls (18th in the Premier League)

Next up, Palace take on Luton at Kenilworth Road Stadium on Saturday, November 25th. While Everton meet Man United at Goodison Park on Sunday, November 26th. Will the Eagles improve their form? Can the Toffees win again?

Report | November 4


1 - 1

Brighton & Hove Albion

Vitalii Mykolenko 7 Ashley Young 84 [OG]

10Total Shots7
4Shots on Target2

A point apiece for Everton and Brighton.

Both teams scored 1 goal in this one to ultimately split the points. The Toffees may have secured the 3 points if not for an inadvertent own goal by Ashley Young in the 84th minute.

The Overview

  • The Seagulls completely dominated the ball with 80% possession, but couldn't get the all-important winner.
  • The teams created a similar amount of chances, with the Toffees registering 10 to the Seagulls' 7.

The Details

Dwight McNeil had a field day, registering 6 crosses. For Brighton, Pascal Groß continually probed down the flank, getting 8 crosses into the box. Both teams showed flashes in the passing game. Play was dominated by the Seagulls, who completed a huge 642 more passes than the Toffees.

Everton's unpredictable form continues. Meanwhile, Brighton earn their second draw in a row.

Top Performers

Vitalii MykolenkoPascal Groß
Scored 1 goal118 completed passes (13th in the Premier League)
1 blocked shot (1st in the game)8 crosses (1st in the game)

Next up, Everton meet Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday, November 11th. While Brighton will be confident against a lowly Sheffield United side on Sunday, November 12th. Can the Toffees do better next time? Will the Seagulls start a run of draws?

Everton – Season Preview

Nickname: The Toffees
Stadium: Goodison Park (Capacity 39,572)
Manager: Sean Dyche (ENG)
Last Season: 17th

Everton come into this season on the back of a second successive relegation scrap and Manager Sean Dyche promised big changes to avoid a similar campaign this time around. But it’s been a summer of few arrivals at Goodison Park and it’s hard to envisage a dramatic change of fortunes for Dyche’s side this season.

Key Player: Abdoulaye Doucoure

Frozen out by previous manager Frank Lampard, Doucoure thrived under Sean Dyche, scoring 5 goals in his final 10 matches of the season. His stunning second-half volley against Bournemouth on the final day of last season ensured Everton’s Premier League status and it’s no surprise the Toffees have decided to extend his contract by another year.

Star Signing: Arnaut Danjuma (LOAN €4.2m)

The Villarreal striker snubbed Everton at the start of the year and joined Tottenham in dramatic fashion. But Danjuma’s impact at Spurs was minimal and the 26-year-old will be hoping it’s a case of second time lucky as he joins the Toffees on a season-long loan. Scoring goals was a huge problem for Everton last season, but Danjuma has proven attacking versatility which will be needed to keep Sean Dyche’s side out of a relegation battle this season.

First Match: Fulham (H) August 12

Fulham ended a five-match losing streak in style when they beat Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park towards the end of last season.

Predicted Finish: 15th

In recent years, Everton have grown accustomed to battling for survival and Manager Sean Dyche is of a similar mould. Before departing in April 2022, Dyche had kept Burnley in the Premier League for six seasons running and his direct, defensive football is a good fit for an Everton squad clearly lacking in quality and depth. 

Will Dyche’s defensive setup prove the difference, or will Everton’s 70-year stay in the Premier League finally end?

Everton - To be relegated: 4.00

(odds correct as of July 31, 2023 and subject to change)

Did you know? Playing in 120 of 124 seasons, Everton hold the record for most seasons played in the top flight.

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