Winless at Goodison, Better on the road
Everton vs Leicester
First Game In Charge
Starting XI (everton) - Pickford, Sidibe, Keane, Mina, Digne, Schneiderlin, Gomes, Richarlison, Sigurdson, Bernard, Kean
Bench - Lossl, Baines, Holgate, Davies, Gordon, Iwobi, Calvert-Lewin
Starting XI (leicester) - Schmeichel, Pereira, Soyuncu, Benkovic, Chilwell, Ndidi, Tielemans, Praet, Maddison, Vardy, Iheanacho
Everton started in the managers famed 4-2-3-1 that got him the job, and in the opening half they looked much the better team creating mammoth amount of clear cut chances, but the forwards struggled to find the back of the net to see of the game. Moise Kean and Bernard both did find the net, but shaky defensive moments allowed Leicester to go into half-time on level terms. The second half Leicester looked much the better team making it a matter of when not if they will score. Eventually, high flying RB Ricardo Pereira found the back of the net in the sixty-sixth minute, giving Leicester a firm griphold on the game. As the young Everton manager tried to go for the game, he brought on young Anthony Gordon for his Premier League debut, alongside Iwobi, and Davies, but it wasn’t enough to get them the points they wanted.
Everton - Moise Kean (6), Bernard (41)
Leicester - Iheanacho (27, 45+2), Pereira (66)
Time to go on the road
Aston Villa vs Everton
Starting XI (aston villa) - Heaton, Guilbert, Engels, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Trezeguet, Grealish, El Ghazi, Wesley
Starting XI (everton) - Pickford, Sidibe, Keane, Holgate(comes in for Mina), Digne, Schneiderlin, Gomes, Richarlison, Sigurdson, Bernard, Kean
BENCH - Lossl, Baines, Feeney, Davies, Gordon, Iwobi, Calvert-Lewin
Everton started this game a lot quicker then the other one taking an early lead through Andre Gomes in the 4th minute, before swiftly doubling it through Bernard in the ninth. Everton, this time around went a little more defensive looking to keep the clean sheet, going into half time 2-0 up. The second half was more of a bore show, with neither side threatening massively. Everton had a slight scare in the 72nd minute, when Schneiderlin unnecessarily got a second yellow, forcing the 10 men Everton to have a tough last 20 minutes. This red card saw goalscorer, Bernard come of giving Morgan Feeney a first Premier League appearance. The other substitutes were Anthony Gordon, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin getting his first appearance under the new manager.
Digne picked up an injury keeping him out for a month, who will replace him at Goodison against Chelsea
Back at Goodison
Everton vs Chelsea
Starting XI (everton) Pickford, Sidibe, Keane, Holgate, Baines, Sigurdson, Gomes, Richarlison, Gordon, Bernard, Kean
Bench - Lossl, Coleman, Feeney, Davies, Baningime, Iwobi, Calvert-Lewin
Starting XI (chelsea) - Kepa, Azpi, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso, Kovacic, Kante, Willian, Barkley, Pedro, Abraham
Everton fans were showing signs of optimism going into this one following the 2-0 victory over Burnley, but Chelsea were much bigger of a test. The first 30 minutes were statiscally very even with both sides not threatining too much, before Kovacic out of nowhere made it 1-0, and that would be the score till Half Time. Early on in the 2nd half, Sidibe scored a very good goal running from halfway, finishing after a good pass from midfield maestro, Gyfli Sigurdson, who played a deeper role in the game tonight. A poor back pass from Baines, combined with Pickford’s 50/50 decision of whether to come out or not saw Willian give Chelsea the lead they deserved. Against the run of play, Ross Barkley made it 3-1 putting the game out of hand for Everton.
Hull City vs Everton
Starting XI (hull city) - Mannion, Ramsay, Burke, MacDonald, Kingsley, Stewart, Honeyman, Irvine, Grosicki, Milinkovic, Eaves
Starting XI (everton) - Pickford, Sidibe, Keane, Holgate, Gibson(debut), Sigurdson, Gomes, Richarlison, Gordon(first start), Bernard, Kean
Everton’s new manager set out a strong side away from home against the Championship side, looking to put Everton back on form. Richarlison opened the scoring in the 16th minute, making the score 1-0 going into HT. Bernard opened the scoring in the second half in the 48th minute, before adding his second in the 84th minute, Michael Keane rounded up the scoring in the 91st minute with a header, giving Gylfi a second assist of the game rounding out a wonderful performance. Bernard snatched MOTM out of Gyfli’s hand following a two goal performance. Calvert-Lewin looked lively of the bench, but struggled in front of goal. Morgan Feeney came on, as well as Seamus Coleman, looking to give Sidibe a bit of a break.
Final Game of the month
Burnley vs Everton
Starting XI (burnley) - Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Gudmunson, Cork, Drinkwater, Rodriguez, Barnes, Wood
Starting XI (everton) - Pickford, Sidibe, Keane, Mina, Coleman, Gomes, Delph, Walcott, Sigurdson, Bernard, Richarlison
Everton, as they usually have this season started of quickly with a 13 minute opener coming from Walcott, making his first appearance this season. Sidibe didn’t wait long to score a scorcher from outside the box, making him a goal of the month contender in the 23rd minute. Going into the 2nd half Everton lead 2 nil and were hungry for more. Gyfli got his first of the campaign, when he found the net from the spot, before Walcott made it 4-0 in the 91st minute. Much to the hatred of the travelling Everton fans, there side conceded in the 94th and 95th minute from a quickfire Brady brace, despite only 2 minutes being added on.
Player of the Month - Sidibe, FAULTLESS at the back, not one mistake, and picked up two goals going forward
We end the month at a good position to start with, as well as progression to the next round of the EFL Cup, where we play Lincoln City. also, look who we are above in the table, hows 14th?