After the unwanted International break, and the disappointing conclusion of this summer's transfer window, it's finally back to the footy, starting with the Manchester derby.
An especially fascinating contest sees new managers at both Manchester clubs, each looking to get a step ahead, with John Stones needing to perform well in the City defence if they are to hold Zlatan Ibrahimovich and the seemingly irrepressible Paul Pogba both relative newcomers to a much strengthened Manchester United side under Jose Mourinho.
That game is the lunchtime kick-off, with tasty action to come, with Arsenal playing Southampton, while Spurs travel to early strugglers Stoke City in the 3 o'clock kick-off, while Liverpool are of course on TV yet again, hosting Champions Leicester City in the 5:30 game as they inaugurate their big new main stand, increasing the capacity of Anfield to over 54,000.
The only game on Sunday sees Chelsea traveling to Swansea City, while Evertonians must wait until Monday night for the encounter at the Stadium of Light against former manager David Moyes's new charges, Sunderland.
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1 Posted 10/09/2016 at 15:28:45
Congrats (choke...) to Rogers for signing him up.
It is really frustrating when a young player with such obvious talent has been allowed to go north of the border instead of being given an opportunity at Goodison Park. Heaven knows we were looking at him for long enough...
2 Posted 10/09/2016 at 16:49:24
The only reason could be the utter ineptness of everyone at the club the petulant narrative went.
Stoke 0 Spurs 4
Bony and Indi start.
3 Posted 10/09/2016 at 17:00:50
Maybe Stek wasn't such a bad buy after all.
4 Posted 10/09/2016 at 17:06:17
Hold on to your hats, lads!
5 Posted 10/09/2016 at 17:52:00
6 Posted 10/09/2016 at 18:49:49
7 Posted 10/09/2016 at 19:15:17
8 Posted 10/09/2016 at 19:23:13
9 Posted 10/09/2016 at 19:44:13
Eugene, how does the RS winning their home game put a 'must win' label on Monday's match? All of Everton's games are must win, aren't they? Regardless of how the results of our friends from over the park are going.
It's a must-win game for Everton as it would put us closer to the top teams in the division, that's where my focus is, unless of course there is extra prize money on offer for outdoing the neighbours.
10 Posted 10/09/2016 at 21:05:26
Early days but it looks like Kante is going to prove to be quite a loss for them. Which perhaps underscores how crucial a role Gueye will play for us this season.
11 Posted 10/09/2016 at 21:38:24
12 Posted 11/09/2016 at 10:55:00
13 Posted 11/09/2016 at 11:05:51
14 Posted 11/09/2016 at 11:45:06
15 Posted 11/09/2016 at 16:32:40
16 Posted 11/09/2016 at 17:19:39
17 Posted 11/09/2016 at 17:31:26
18 Posted 11/09/2016 at 17:43:22
19 Posted 11/09/2016 at 17:53:50
He's making a lot of difference to the RS performances (I am very sad to say). What a good buy he has been for them.
I think Sadio and RK did not get on too well and it was probably a done deal for the RS before RK joined us. - Shame really - he's too good for the RS.
20 Posted 11/09/2016 at 17:58:49
Bilic is one of the new modern day Prima Donna type managers like Mourinho, Guardiola, Conte, Klopp etc who want to be the centre of attention all the time.
21 Posted 11/09/2016 at 18:13:58
As an aside, he was a big disappointment when he played (some term that!) for the blues.
Good (part-time) player with a very poor attitude.
22 Posted 11/09/2016 at 19:50:52
23 Posted 12/09/2016 at 02:22:06
4-0 win for us will see is 2nd on the ladder which would be a nice way to round out the first four matches.
24 Posted 12/09/2016 at 12:57:24
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