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The draw for the 3rd Round of the FA Cup took place tonight and Everton were drawn against Rotherham at home.
Everton slumped to their fourth defeat in five games as Raphinha’s goal proved to be the difference for a more clinical Leeds side at Goodison Park.
Everton take on Leeds United in the Premier League for the first time at Goodison Park since Steve Watson’s famous hat-trick in 2003 as Carlo Ancelotti has to address the loss of another player key to his team’s prospects this season.
André Gomes has spoken of his struggle to attain full fitness amid the disruptions of the coronavirus shutdown and pre-season following his horrific ankle injury last year.
Lucas Digne has suffered a serious ankle injury in training and is expected to be out for at least two months after the club revealed he will undergo surgery.
With Liverpool Region being placed in the new Tier 2 by the Government, Everton will be allowed to bring up to 2,000 fans back into Goodison Park for upcoming matches.
With the second national lockdown for Coronavirus coming to an end next week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has signalled that small numbers of fans are to be allowed back into venues for elite sports in the UK.
Everton were left clinging on to their first win in four games as a combination of complacency and fatigue were almost their undoing in the second half against Fulham.
With the final international break out the way, Everton are back in action hoping to get their Premier League campaign back on the rails following three straight defeats that wrecked their 100% start to the season.
Jordan Pickford started in goal for England in their dead rubber game against Iceland in the Nations League at Wembley but Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Michael Keane were unused substitutes.
James Rodriguez scored from the spot for Colombia but Los Cafeteros suffered a 6-1 drubbing in World Cup qualifying while a Richarlison strike helped Brazil beat Uruguay.
Allan picked up what Brazil boss Tite has described as a "clinical" injury in the recent game against Venezuela and is doubtful for the clash with Uruguay tomorrow
Dominic Calvert-Lewin was the last throw of the dice for Gareth Southgate but he could do nothing about England's 2-0 defeat to Belgium tonight.
Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria roared into a 4-0 lead against Sierra Leone but the Super Eagles gave it all back in the second half while Yerry Mina was sent off as Colombia lost to Uruguay.
Seamus Coleman was a late withdrawal from Ireland's game against England this evening after suffering a recurrence of his hamstring problem.
Everton lost for the third game on the bounce as their great start to the season unravels, with Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer getting a reprieve from the Blues’ charitable defence
Everton are back at Goodison Park after successive fixtures on the road as they host Manchester United and their under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the early Saturday kick-off.
Everton will assess the fitness of André Gomes this week following his withdrawal from the action against Newcastle on Sunday.