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country flag Premier League Round 5
Sat 17 October 2020 12:30
Referee
Michael Oliver
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Everton

Last updated: Mon 19 October 2020 08:47
In Brief

Dream start to season – 7 wins in 7! Without derby win in exactly 10 years! Holgate amongst sidelined players. Coleman, Digne and Mina passed late fitness tests + Richarlison, Allan and Gomes fully fit.

Looking Back

The last time Everton started season with 7 consecutive wins the year was 1894! Rightfully Toffees full of confidence after this perfect start to new campaign.

James shining bright in his first few weeks in Premier League – 3 goals and 2 assists in opening 4 rounds – but true star so far striker Calvert-Lewin. Young forward in sizzling form right now – 6 goals in 4 rounds; 3 more goals in 2 League Cup appearances and also scored on his England debut.

Main issues up to now had been in defence and this addressed on deadline day with signing of new goalie (Olsen) and new centre-back (Godfrey).

Looking Ahead

Coach Ancelotti confirmed hurt in last game Coleman was able to recover on time, with inner midfielders Richarlison, Allan and Gomes also over minor problems and in line to start.

Holgate and 4 others continue rehabilitation, while none of 2 deadline day signings expected to be considered from the off straight away.

Mina has picked up injury while playing for Colombia but it proved nothing serious and he's available. Digne also suffered knock on Wednesday night while on international duty but he too is fit and available for derby.

Points of Interest

Last win over Liverpool recorded exactly on 17th October 2010! Since then (D11 L11).

Manager Comments

"Every team had players involved during the international break but the important thing for us is our players came back without problems and in good condition. Maybe they are a little bit tired which could be a consideration to choose the line-up and also to see what happens during the game."

"Yerry Mina is okay. He trained today [Friday] without a problem and is fit for tomorrow."

Liverpool

Last updated: Mon 19 October 2020 08:47
In Brief

Humiliated in 2:7 away defeat vs. Aston Villa. Defensive issues. Alisson, Keita and Oxlade-Chamberlain sidelined. Mane and Thiago amongst players passed fit on time.

Looking Back

Liverpool were stunned in 2:7 away defeat vs. Aston Villa right before international break. Reds looked dreadful defensively in this match and attempt to copy Bayern Munchen’s high back line not working very well.

Prior this game had maximum points, but still 4 goals conceded in first 3 rounds on top of the 7 vs. Villa clearly shows issues in new defensive approach which is based on back 4 pushed as close to centre circle as possible.

Salah remains the main threat in attack with Egyptian already scoring 5 goals in first 4 games.

Looking Ahead

Coach Klopp glad that after positive COVID tests 2 weeks ago now Thiago, Mane and Shaqiri given all clear and ready top return. Keita set to miss derby though due to unspecified fitness issue.

Matip also could be back after minor injury, but Tsimikas still struggling with thigh issue. Goalkeeper Alisson remains out though and after dreadful display vs. Villa Adrian will be under serious pressure between the posts.

Points of Interest

Draws registered in 5 of last 6 away games vs. Everton, with 4 of those 0:0 results.

Doubtful (chance of availability)
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Robin Olsen (gk) Roma - on loan; Ben Godfrey (def) Norwich; Abdoulaye Doucoure (mid) Watford; James Rodriguez (mid) Real Madrid; Allan (mid) Napoli; Niels Nkounkou (def) Marseille U21; Jonas Lossl (gk) Huddersfield – end of loan; Matthew Pennington (def) Hull City – end of loan; Jonjoe Kenny (def) Schalke 04 – end of loan; Sandro Ramirez (att) Rayo Vallecano – end of loan; Cenk Tosun (att) Crystal Palace – end of loan;
Transfer out
  • Djibril Sidibe (r) (def) Monaco – end of loan; Morgan Schneiderlin (sp) (mid) Nice; Leighton Baines (sp) (def) end of career; Theo Walcott (sp) (att) Southampton - on loan; Moise Kean (sp) (att) PSG - on loan; Sandro Ramirez (att) Huesca; Maarten Stekelenburg (gk) Ajax; Cuco Martina (def) released; Oumar Niasse (att) released;
Transfer in
  • Diogo Jota (att) Wolves; Thiago Alcantara (mid) Bayern Munchen; Konstantinos Tsimikas (def) Olympiacos; Loris Karius (gk) Besiktas – end of loan; Marko Grujic (mid) Hertha Berlin – end of loan; Harry Wilson (mid) Bournemouth – end of loan; Ben Woodburn (mid) Oxford United – end of loan; Taiwo Awoniyi (att) Mainz 05 – end of loan;
Transfer out
  • Dejan Lovren (sp) (def) Zenit; Adam Lallana (sp) (mid) Brighton; Andy Lonergan (gk) released; Nathaniel Clyne (def) released; Sheyi Ojo (mid) Cardiff – on loan; Ovie Ejaria (mid) Reading – on loan; Taiwo Awoniyi (att) Union Berlin - on loan; Loris Karius (gk) Union Berlin - on loan; Rhian Brewster (att) Sheffield United; Marko Grujic (mid) Porto - on loan; Harry Wilson (mid) Cardiff City - on loan; Ben Woodburn (mid) Blackpool - on loan;
Probable Bench
Transfer in
  • Robin Olsen (gk) Roma - on loan; Ben Godfrey (def) Norwich; Abdoulaye Doucoure (mid) Watford; James Rodriguez (mid) Real Madrid; Allan (mid) Napoli; Niels Nkounkou (def) Marseille U21; Jonas Lossl (gk) Huddersfield – end of loan; Matthew Pennington (def) Hull City – end of loan; Jonjoe Kenny (def) Schalke 04 – end of loan; Sandro Ramirez (att) Rayo Vallecano – end of loan; Cenk Tosun (att) Crystal Palace – end of loan;
Transfer out
  • Djibril Sidibe (r) (def) Monaco – end of loan; Morgan Schneiderlin (sp) (mid) Nice; Leighton Baines (sp) (def) end of career; Theo Walcott (sp) (att) Southampton - on loan; Moise Kean (sp) (att) PSG - on loan; Sandro Ramirez (att) Huesca; Maarten Stekelenburg (gk) Ajax; Cuco Martina (def) released; Oumar Niasse (att) released;

Liverpool

Last updated: Mon 19 October 2020 08:47
In Brief

Humiliated in 2:7 away defeat vs. Aston Villa. Defensive issues. Alisson, Keita and Oxlade-Chamberlain sidelined. Mane and Thiago amongst players passed fit on time.

Looking Back

Liverpool were stunned in 2:7 away defeat vs. Aston Villa right before international break. Reds looked dreadful defensively in this match and attempt to copy Bayern Munchen’s high back line not working very well.

Prior this game had maximum points, but still 4 goals conceded in first 3 rounds on top of the 7 vs. Villa clearly shows issues in new defensive approach which is based on back 4 pushed as close to centre circle as possible.

Salah remains the main threat in attack with Egyptian already scoring 5 goals in first 4 games.

Looking Ahead

Coach Klopp glad that after positive COVID tests 2 weeks ago now Thiago, Mane and Shaqiri given all clear and ready top return. Keita set to miss derby though due to unspecified fitness issue.

Matip also could be back after minor injury, but Tsimikas still struggling with thigh issue. Goalkeeper Alisson remains out though and after dreadful display vs. Villa Adrian will be under serious pressure between the posts.

Points of Interest

Draws registered in 5 of last 6 away games vs. Everton, with 4 of those 0:0 results.

Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Diogo Jota (att) Wolves; Thiago Alcantara (mid) Bayern Munchen; Konstantinos Tsimikas (def) Olympiacos; Loris Karius (gk) Besiktas – end of loan; Marko Grujic (mid) Hertha Berlin – end of loan; Harry Wilson (mid) Bournemouth – end of loan; Ben Woodburn (mid) Oxford United – end of loan; Taiwo Awoniyi (att) Mainz 05 – end of loan;
Transfer out
  • Dejan Lovren (sp) (def) Zenit; Adam Lallana (sp) (mid) Brighton; Andy Lonergan (gk) released; Nathaniel Clyne (def) released; Sheyi Ojo (mid) Cardiff – on loan; Ovie Ejaria (mid) Reading – on loan; Taiwo Awoniyi (att) Union Berlin - on loan; Loris Karius (gk) Union Berlin - on loan; Rhian Brewster (att) Sheffield United; Marko Grujic (mid) Porto - on loan; Harry Wilson (mid) Cardiff City - on loan; Ben Woodburn (mid) Blackpool - on loan;

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Round 5
Everton - Liverpool 2 - 2