James Rodriguez announced himself to an empty Goodison Park with a goal on his home debut as Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s hat-trick ensured a comfortable 5-2 victory for Everton over 10-man West Brom.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti will step up his search for a centre-back as Jarrad Branthwaite’s injury left him with just two fit players for the position.
Everton are down to just two fit centre-backs for the visit of West Brom after Jarrad Branthwaite was ruled out for up to five weeks with an ankle injury.
Everton made hard work of dispatching League Two Salford 3-0 in the Carabao Cup but another injury to a centre-back left manager Carlo Ancelotti with a headache.
Everton defender Michael Keane admits consistency is key to his and the club’s success this season.
Defender Yerry Mina has made a timely return to fitness as manager Carlo Ancelotti has an injury worry over fellow centre-back Mason Holgate ahead of the new season starting next weekend.
Teenager Anthony Gordon has signed a new five-year contract at Everton.
Everton defender Michael Keane has signed a new five-year contract with the club.
Brendan Rodgers feels Leicester need to “reset mentally” to stay in charge of their Champions League destiny.