Everton's second string defend their second Premier League 2 crown in three seasons
Everton's Under-23s largely represent the end product of the renowned Everton Academy at Finch Farm which has produced a number of players now on the threshold of breaking into the Blues' first team. As of 2016, they play in the FA Premier League 2 as one of 12 teams in Division 1.
Everton are also one of the Premier League teams that enter teams into the Checkatrade Trophy alongside the senior sides from Football League One and League Two.
|· Results & Fixtures||A record of Everton's Under-23 matches for the season|
|· League Table||Current standings in Premier League 2|
|· Match Details||Teamsheets and brief reports for each match|
|· Appearances||A table of Under-23 appearances for all senior players|
|· Friendlies||Results from Under-23 friendly matches|
Everton Under-23s will split their home matches between the Merseyrail Community Stadium in Southport and Goodison Park this season. A new mini-stadium at the club's Halewood training complex is still under construction.
Starting in 2017-18, the U21 Premier League (which itself replaced the old Reserves league that stretched back to an age that pre-dated the formation of the Football League in 1888) was renamed Premier League 2 which operates on the same two-division format of 12 teams each but the age limit was raised to 23.
Each team can field a goalkeeper over the age limit and up to three ‘over-age’ outfield players in every match.
|Division 1||Division 2|
|Derby County||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|Manchester City||Newcastle United|
|Manchester United||Norwich City|
|Southampton||West Bromwich Albion|
|Tottenham Hotspur||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
Clubs play each other once at home and once away, with the top team in Division 1 named as Champions. The bottom two teams in Division 1 get relegated to Division 2.
In Division 2, the league winners get automatic promotion to Division 1; teams ranked 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th go into a promotion play-off. There is no relegation from Division 2.
2014-15 saw the introduction of The Premier League
International Cup — with invited European sides competing in a
four-group tournament. In 2019-20, Everton will be entering an U23 side into the Premier League
International Cup, in a tournament alongside Porto, PSV Eindhoven,
Valencia, Wolfsburg and Benfica that was won last season by Villarreal, who will be looking to
retain their trophy in the forthcoming competition. This season, the number of
teams participating in the International Cup has been increased from 16 to 24.
The format of the International Cup, which will take place solely in England, will see 24 clubs - 12 from England and the other half from the continent - competing in six groups of four teams with each side playing each other once. There will be two representatives from Europe and two from England in every group, with the top club in each plus the two best placed runners-up advancing to the knockout stages of the competition.
The Premier League International Cup permits three over-aged players in addition to an over-aged goalkeeper and the fixtures will be released at a later date. Clubs entering this season’s Premier League International Cup:
Premier League 2 clubs:
Invited international clubs:
|Under-23 Competitive Games||All KOs are UK time|
|U21 Pre-Season Friendlies||All KOs are UK time|
|Thu11 Jul||Swindon Town (N)||0 - 1||La Manga, Spain||F|
|Sat 20 Jul||Morcambe (H)||15:00||Finch Farm||F|
|Tue 23 Jul||Chorley (A)||19:30|
|Sat 27 Jul||Rhyl (A)||15:00||Belle Vue Stadium|
|Wed 31 Jul||Bamber Bridge (A)||19:30|
|Sat 3 Aug||Wigan Athletic U23||13:00||Christopher Park|
(F) denotes Friendly fixture
(TF) denotes Friendly tournament fixture
(XI) denotes Friendly fixture involving an Everton XI (not necessarily the first team)
SCNI denotes SuperCupNI (formerly, the Milk Cup)
LSC denotes a tie in the Liverpool Senior Cup
LaSC denotes a tie in the Lancashire Senior Cup
FA PREMIER LEAGUE 2, Division 1, 2019-20
The section below contains team details, scorers, and brief match reports for Everton Under-23 matches during the 2019-20 Season.
Premier League 2; Game #1
Friday 11 August, 2018
|Player||League Apps (Sub)||League
Everton U21s were drawn against Crewe Alexandra, Burton Albion and Mansfield Town in Group E of the Checkatrade Trophy for 2019-20.
Everton U23s: .