Player News - Everton

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James McCarthy has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering an "awful injury" at Goodison Park on Saturday.

The Everton midfielder was stretchered off following a challenge on West Brom attacker Salomon Rondon on the hour mark, a tackle which left McCarthy lying in agony and the Venezuelan visibly shaken. "It's a tibular and fibular [double leg] fracture compounded. A very nasty injury," Sam Allardyce told BBC Sport. "We’ll do the operation as quick as we can." Average recovery time is around nine months, although teammate Seamus Coleman has already spent over 300 days on the sidelines. McCarthy has endured a stop / start season due to a persistent hamstring problem but having returned to the fore in December, the 27-year-old was hoping to push on in 2018 following an injury plagued couple of years. Idrissa Gueye is the player most likely to come in to sit alongside Morgan Schneiderlin.
Source: BT Sport
Jan 20 - 2:09 PM

Thanks to Oumar Niasse's equalizer, Everton secured a point at home in a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.

Sporting a new-look side with Cenk Tosun flanked by Theo Walcott up top, the Toffees struggled to mesh. Things were compounded when Jay Rodriguez put the Baggies ahead in the seventh minute after a Grzegorz Krychowiak pass found a breach in the Everton defense. But in the final 30 minutes of the match, Sam Allardyce sent Wayne Rooney and Oumar Niasse on to change the match, and within 56 seconds of entering, Niasse played the star. Following a scramble in the box, Rooney played the ball across to Walcott, who flicked on to Niasse for the equalizer. But the point comes at a cost as James McCarthy was stretchered off in the 57th minute with a gruesome injury.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 20 - 12:15 PM

Everton officially unveiled its newest signing in Arsenal winger Theo Walcott in a deal worth more than £20 million.

A move finally materialized for Walcott, after a year of rumors, in a season where he has only made six Premier League appearances. The 28-year-old leaves Arsenal after nearly 12 years in North London and becomes Everton's second signing of the season after Besiktas' Cenk Tosun. "I’m very ambitious and I’ve come here because I want the Club to push to the next level," Walcott said. "And with the players that have come in, I feel like the next level can be reached. I’m very excited to be starting a new chapter and I felt this was the right place for me to be. The manager is very ambitious and I feel like the Club is going in the right direction."
Jan 17 - 2:27 PM

Everton is set to make another winter signing with Theo Walcott expected to leave Arsenal this week.

The clubs have reportedly reached a £20 million agreement that would send Walcott to Merseyside after more than a decade with the Gunners. The winger arrived at the club's training grounds on Tuesday for a medical after a week of negotiations. Still, manager Sam Allardyce said he won't count his chickens before the deal is fully confirmed: "I don't get optimistic otherwise I get disappointed so we will wait and see," Allardyce said. I will be very excited and enthused once somebody, if it is not Theo then somebody else, has signed on the dotted line. In this window you don't get too optimistic because so many things can happen in a short space of time."
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 16 - 9:01 PM

Cenk Tosun got his first taste of Premier League football as Everton were beaten 4-0 by Tottenham on Saturday.

Manager Sam Allardyce handed Tosun a prompt debut following his £27m move from Besiktas last week, but the movement of the Turkey international striker up top made little difference at Wembley. Everton's attack failed to register a single shot on frame, while the defense was torched by Hueng-Min Son and Harry Kane. Wayne Rooney provided the lone glimpse of life in the final third when he appeared to have put the Toffees ahead early on, but his effort was disallowed for offside. Everton, now winless in their last six matches, will look to get back on track when they face West Brom at home next Saturday.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 13 - 3:43 PM

With contract negotiations still on the rocks, Theo Walcott is now subject to interest from a number of Premier League clubs.

The Englishman has been a peripheral figure at Arsenal this term, finding himself omitted from match-day squads when Arsene Wenger has had all his attackers available for selection. The winger is also yet to start a Premier League game this season. Everton are believed to be lining up a £20 million bid for Walcott as Sam Allardyce wants to add pace to The Toffee's attack. Walcott could also return to his boyhood club Southampton but the struggling south coast side will have to allay the player's fears that they may end the season getting relegated.
Jan 11 - 6:37 PM

Everton confirmed that midfielder Kevin Mirallas has re-joined Greek side Olympiakos on loan for the remainder of the season.

The Belgian international is looking to rekindle his international career with the World Cup coming up this summer after making just five Premier League appearances this season for Everton. The 30-year-old has scored 38 goals in his career in a Toffees uniform after arriving in a £6million move from Olympiakos in 2012. With his contract up at the end of the season, it could very well spell the end of his career at Goodison Park.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 10 - 11:14 PM

Seamus Coleman is edging nearer to a return after stepping up his recovery from a double leg fracture.

Speaking at the club’s AGM meeting on Tuesday, Sam Allardyce confirmed Coleman "has started training" although he wouldn’t be drawn on a specific timeline on when the right-back would be available for selection. In December, the Everton boss revealed that Coleman was being used as a guinea pig by trialling "a new machine" at Finch Farm [the latest on the market] which was producing excellent results in terms of speeding up the recovery process. However, where once Coleman would have been a shoo-in on his return to full fitness, the 29-year-old must now compete with the impressive Jonjoe Kenny who has come of age this season after stepping into the breach. The Everton youngster, who joined the club aged just nine, recently signed a new contract extension which will tie him to Goodison until June 2022.
Source: eirSPORT
Jan 10 - 5:32 PM

Everton is expected to be without long-time defender Leighton Baines for a little bit longer, according to manager Sam Allardyce.

Allardyce confirmed before the weekend matches that Baines was set to return to training this week, but has yet to recover from a calf injury that has kept him out of the last nine Premier League matches. "Leighton’s calf is still causing him problems, which is a concern. We knew he wouldn’t be available this weekend, but we expected him to be back in full training next week. But that doesn’t look like it is the case because he has had a set back in his rehab."
Jan 4 - 1:18 AM

Everton struggled mightily in attack against relegation-threatened Bournemouth in a 2-1 loss at Vitality Stadium.

With Wayne Rooney coming off the bench, eased into action after missing the last week due to illness, Everton's attack struggled once again, managing only one shot on goal. That shot came in the 57th minute as Idrissa Gueye tied the match at 1-1 with his strike after being played in by Oumar Niasse. It was the midfielder's first goal of the season after coming back from injury, joining James McCarthy and Rooney as returnees. But the Toffees were unlucky in the end as Ryan Fraser scored his second goal, which took a deflection off Michael Keane and dropped past Jordan Pickford for the club's first loss in the last nine Premier League matches.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 12:15:00 PM

Everton was handed a major boost ahead of the weekend with Wayne Rooney back in the team to face Bournemouth.

The Everton captain has missed the last two games—0-0 draws with Chelsea and West Brom—due to a bad virus but has recovered and returned to training. While manager Sam Allardyce admitted the forward may not be ready for a full 90 minutes, he welcomed Rooney's return with the club failing to score without him: "Wayne is back from illness. He has been stuck in bed for three days. Any quality player who gets fit and returns is a big boost. The only thing we have done recently is transformed the team into a better defensive unit, and that has given us a platform. But I am still a little concerned about the amount of goals we are capable of scoring."
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 01:27:00 AM

Everton and West Brom battled to a defensive standstill in a scoreless draw at The Hawthorns on Tuesday.

There were plenty of thrilling matches on Boxing Day in the Premier League, but Everton v. West Brom clearly wasn't one of them; in fact, it's a strong contender for the dullest game of the year. Everton's chances were far and few between with Wayne Rooney missing his second straight match due to an unspecified illness. In his absence, Yannick Bolasie made his first start in a year after a lengthy absence due to an ACL injury. But the clean sheet is the club's third in the last four matches, and second scoreless draw in three days, to extend Everton's unbeaten streak extend to seven matches.
Source: NBC Sports
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 12:12:00 PM

Everton were on the back foot much of the afternoon but managed to grind out a 0-0 draw with Chelsea at Goodison Park.

On a day without Wayne Rooney, who missed out due to illness, Everton's attack was virtually non-existent, seeing just momentary touches in Chelsea's final third, and ended the game without a single shot on target. However, credit is due to Allardyce's men for staving off a Chelsea goal for 90 minutes, as Michael Keane and Phil Jagielka did splendidly in their return to the XI. Keane had a chance in the final moments to head home a winner, but once again the Toffee failed to hit the target.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 09:26:00 AM

Everton could get a major boost to its attacking ranks with Yannick Bolasie set to return this week.

Bolasie has missed the last year recovering from a serious knee injury suffered last December, but has returned to training over the last couple weeks with an eye on returning during the festive period. Well manager Sam Allardyce revealed that return could come on Saturday against Everton: "With Yannick, physically he’s totally ready. I’d say from a technical point of view he’ll still be a little rusty but we have to throw him in at some level and some stage and the sooner we can do that the better. We’re going to consider him to be on the subs’ bench tomorrow and, if that is the case, we would like to try to get him on at some stage during the game, hopefully because we’ve got, or are getting, a result."
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 01:11:00 AM

Everton continued their resurgence under Sam Allardyce as they came from behind to beat Swansea City 3-1 at Goodison Park.

Everton extended its unbeaten run to five matches and moved up to ninth in the table thanks to a convincing second-half performance. Swansea started the better and took the lead in the 35th minute when Leroy Fer poked home from a corner, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin reacted first to turn home the rebound from Wayne Rooney's saved penalty in first-half stoppage time to level the scores. Gylfi Sigurdsson, on his first appearances against his former club, put the Toffees in front with an unstoppable long-range strike in the 64th minute, before Rooney sealed all three points when he converted his second penalty attempt of the night. Rooney has now scored 10 leagues goals since rejoining Everton, while his assist on Siggy's strike saw him climb up to third-place in the Premier League’s all-time assist record (103).
Source: NBC Sports
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 05:58:00 PM



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