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country flag Premier League Round 2
Sat 17 August 2019 15:00 View team сomparison
Referee
Lee Mason
Weather at KO
weather icon Partly Cloudy  20oC | Precip: 7% (0 in) | Wind 16 mph
Travel Info
1/2 hour plane
Distance
264 KM

Everton

Last updated: Sat 17 August 2019 08:38
In Brief

Did well to keep clean sheet in season-opener, despite being reduced to ten men. Delph sidelined. Baines and Iwobi slight doubts. Gomes faces late fitness test. Schneiderlin suspended.

Looking Back

Everton had the third best defensive record in entire Premier League at back end of last season (since start of 2019) and they also conceded only 3 goals in 7 pre-season friendlies.

To no surprise another clean sheet kept in 0:0 away draw vs. Palace, despite fact that Toffees had to play more than half an hour down to ten men.

Looking Ahead

Coach Silva can be really pleased with his back line, but going forward he must find spark soon as scoring goals is proving difficult for Everton.

Richarlison natural option to lead attack, but after paying big money for Kean this summer now he might be allowed to make first start up front.

Delph remains out, but Gomes only doubtful. Iwobi lacks fitness. Baines also questionable but back in full training as of Tuesday. Schneiderlin to serve ban.

Points of Interest

Hugely dominant at home in this fixture – 10 wins, 2 draws and 0 defeats!

Watford

Last updated: Sat 17 August 2019 08:40
In Brief

Bad home defeat suffered in round 1. Quina and Welbeck available, but Sarr major doubt. Penaranda only long-term absentee.

Looking Back

Watford surprisingly weak at both ends of pitch in season-opener and deservedly stunned 0:3 at home by Brighton. Hornets showed inexplicable weakness in defending set pieces and crosses from the wings in this match.

Using 2 very similar forwards as Deeney and Gray at the same time also didn’t work, they kept getting on each other’s way.

Looking Ahead

Coach Gracia very likely to make changes and restoring Deulofeu to a forward position is logical thing to do. Pereyra should start too. Record-signing Sarr had issues with his work visa until late in week and unlikely to travel after only 1 day of training with new teammates.

Welbeck still lacks fitness after joining club recently, but ready for use according to manager. Quina and Chalobah also back, leaving only Penaranda sidelined.

Points of Interest

Scored 2 goals or more in 4 of last 6 away matches vs. Everton and yet failed to win even once.

Manager Comments

Gracia On Deulofeu: “He's One Of Our Most Important Players”

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Transfer in
  • Moise Kean (att) Juventus; Andre Gomes (mid) Barcelona – loan made permanent; Fabian Delph (mid) Man City; Jean-Philippe Gbamin (mid) Mainz 05; Jonas Lossl (gk) Huddersfield; Djibril Sidibe (def) Monaco - on loan; Cuco Martina (def) Feyenoord – end of loan; Kevin Mirallas (att) Fiorentina – end of loan; Yannick Bolasie (att) Anderlecht – end of loan; Henry Onyekuru (att) Galatasaray – end of loan; Oumar Niasse (att) Cardiff – end of loan; Alex Iwobi (mid) Arsenal;
Transfer out
  • Kourt Zouma (r) (def) Chelsea – end of loan; Idrissa Gueye (r) (mid) PSG; Nikola Vlasic (sp) (mid) CSKA Moscow – loan made permanent; Ademola Lookman (sp) (att) RB Leipzig; Jonjoe Kenny (sp) (def) Schalke – on loan; Phil Jagielka (def) Sheffield United; Brendan Galloway (def) Luton; Luke Garbutt (def) Ipswich – on loan; Sandro Ramirez (att) Real Valladolid – on loan; James McCarthy (mid) Crystal Palace; Matthew Pennington (def) Hull - on loan; Muhamed Besic (mid) Sheffield United - on loan; Henry Onyekuru (att) Monaco;
Transfer in
  • Ismaila Sarr (att) Rennes; Craig Dawson (def) WBA; Tom Dele-Bashiru (mid) Man City U23; Sam Dalby (att) Leeds; Danny Welbeck (att) free agent; Marvin Zeegelaar (def) Udinese – end of loan; Dimitri Foulquier (def) Getafe – end of loan; Stefano Okaka (att) Udinese – end of loan; Cucho Hernandez (att) Huesca – end of loan; Filip Stuparevic (att) Vozdovac – end of loan;
Transfer out
  • Miguel Britos (sp) (def) end of career; Tommy Hoban (def) released; Ben Wilmot (def) Swansea – on loan; Jerome Sinclair (att) VVV Venlo – on loan; Obbi Oulare (att) Standard Liege – loan made permanent; Kwasi Sibo (mid) Ibiza – on loan; Dodi Lukebakio (mid) Hertha Berlin;
Transfer in
  • Moise Kean (att) Juventus; Andre Gomes (mid) Barcelona – loan made permanent; Fabian Delph (mid) Man City; Jean-Philippe Gbamin (mid) Mainz 05; Jonas Lossl (gk) Huddersfield; Djibril Sidibe (def) Monaco - on loan; Cuco Martina (def) Feyenoord – end of loan; Kevin Mirallas (att) Fiorentina – end of loan; Yannick Bolasie (att) Anderlecht – end of loan; Henry Onyekuru (att) Galatasaray – end of loan; Oumar Niasse (att) Cardiff – end of loan; Alex Iwobi (mid) Arsenal;
Transfer out
  • Kourt Zouma (r) (def) Chelsea – end of loan; Idrissa Gueye (r) (mid) PSG; Nikola Vlasic (sp) (mid) CSKA Moscow – loan made permanent; Ademola Lookman (sp) (att) RB Leipzig; Jonjoe Kenny (sp) (def) Schalke – on loan; Phil Jagielka (def) Sheffield United; Brendan Galloway (def) Luton; Luke Garbutt (def) Ipswich – on loan; Sandro Ramirez (att) Real Valladolid – on loan; James McCarthy (mid) Crystal Palace; Matthew Pennington (def) Hull - on loan; Muhamed Besic (mid) Sheffield United - on loan; Henry Onyekuru (att) Monaco;

Watford

Last updated: Sat 17 August 2019 08:40
In Brief

Bad home defeat suffered in round 1. Quina and Welbeck available, but Sarr major doubt. Penaranda only long-term absentee.

Looking Back

Watford surprisingly weak at both ends of pitch in season-opener and deservedly stunned 0:3 at home by Brighton. Hornets showed inexplicable weakness in defending set pieces and crosses from the wings in this match.

Using 2 very similar forwards as Deeney and Gray at the same time also didn’t work, they kept getting on each other’s way.

Looking Ahead

Coach Gracia very likely to make changes and restoring Deulofeu to a forward position is logical thing to do. Pereyra should start too. Record-signing Sarr had issues with his work visa until late in week and unlikely to travel after only 1 day of training with new teammates.

Welbeck still lacks fitness after joining club recently, but ready for use according to manager. Quina and Chalobah also back, leaving only Penaranda sidelined.

Points of Interest

Scored 2 goals or more in 4 of last 6 away matches vs. Everton and yet failed to win even once.

Manager Comments

Gracia On Deulofeu: “He's One Of Our Most Important Players”

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Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Ismaila Sarr (att) Rennes; Craig Dawson (def) WBA; Tom Dele-Bashiru (mid) Man City U23; Sam Dalby (att) Leeds; Danny Welbeck (att) free agent; Marvin Zeegelaar (def) Udinese – end of loan; Dimitri Foulquier (def) Getafe – end of loan; Stefano Okaka (att) Udinese – end of loan; Cucho Hernandez (att) Huesca – end of loan; Filip Stuparevic (att) Vozdovac – end of loan;
Transfer out
  • Miguel Britos (sp) (def) end of career; Tommy Hoban (def) released; Ben Wilmot (def) Swansea – on loan; Jerome Sinclair (att) VVV Venlo – on loan; Obbi Oulare (att) Standard Liege – loan made permanent; Kwasi Sibo (mid) Ibiza – on loan; Dodi Lukebakio (mid) Hertha Berlin;

Key

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Game Score
Round 1
Liverpool - Norwich City 4 - 1
West Ham United - Manchester City 0 - 5
Bournemouth - Sheffield United 1 - 1
Burnley - Southampton 3 - 0
Crystal Palace - Everton 0 - 0
Watford - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 3
Tottenham Hotspur - Aston Villa 3 - 1
Leicester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Arsenal 0 - 1
Manchester United - Chelsea 4 - 0
Round 2
Arsenal - Burnley 2 - 1
Aston Villa - Bournemouth 1 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - West Ham United 1 - 1
Everton - Watford 1 - 0
Norwich City - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Southampton - Liverpool 1 - 2
Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Sheffield United - Crystal Palace 1 - 0
Chelsea - Leicester City 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 1 - 1
Round 3
Aston Villa - Everton 2 - 0
Norwich City - Chelsea 2 - 3
Brighton and Hove Albion - Southampton 0 - 2
Manchester United - Crystal Palace 1 - 2
Sheffield United - Leicester City 1 - 2
Watford - West Ham United 1 - 3
Liverpool - Arsenal 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Manchester City 1 - 3
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Burnley 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Newcastle United 0 - 1
Round 4
Southampton - Manchester United 1 - 1
Chelsea - Sheffield United 2 - 2
Crystal Palace - Aston Villa 1 - 0
Leicester City - Bournemouth 3 - 1
Manchester City - Brighton and Hove Albion 4 - 0
Newcastle United - Watford 1 - 1
West Ham United - Norwich City 2 - 0
Burnley - Liverpool 0 - 3
Everton - Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 2
Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Round 5
Liverpool - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Burnley 1 - 1
Manchester United - Leicester City 1 - 0
Sheffield United - Southampton 0 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Crystal Palace 4 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Chelsea 2 - 5
Norwich City - Manchester City 3 - 2
Bournemouth - Everton 3 - 1
Watford - Arsenal 2 - 2
Aston Villa - West Ham United 0 - 0
Round 6
Southampton - Bournemouth -
Leicester City - Tottenham Hotspur -
Burnley - Norwich City -
Everton - Sheffield United -
Manchester City - Watford -
Newcastle United - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Crystal Palace - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
West Ham United - Manchester United -
Arsenal - Aston Villa -
Chelsea - Liverpool -
Round 7
Sheffield United - Liverpool -
Bournemouth - West Ham United -
Aston Villa - Burnley -
Chelsea - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Crystal Palace - Norwich City -
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton -
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Watford -
Everton - Manchester City -
Leicester City - Newcastle United -
Manchester United - Arsenal -
Round 8
Brighton and Hove Albion - Tottenham Hotspur -
Burnley - Everton -
Liverpool - Leicester City -
Norwich City - Aston Villa -
Watford - Sheffield United -
West Ham United - Crystal Palace -
Arsenal - Bournemouth -
Manchester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
Southampton - Chelsea -
Newcastle United - Manchester United -