The game was originally a 3pm kick-off on the day before but following the decision to screen all Premier League matches across the UK, the Blues' visit to Craven Cottage will be shown by the BBC.
In what is a sharp u-turn on the recent pay-perv-view structure whereby fans were being charged £14.95 for matches not selected for broadcast by Sky, BT or Amazon, a Premier League statement read:
"Working with our broadcast partners, and with the support of clubs, all matches will be shown via existing Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon and BBC services.
"Details of the first additional selections covering the period until the end of November are announced today. December and January selections will follow in due course alongside our usual UK live matches.
"There is a full schedule of Premier League games over the festive period and clubs are committed to an accessible solution for fans.
"These plans have been made with the cooperation of our broadcast partners, working with us to deliver these additional matches while stadiums are missing the supporters who are such an integral part of the game."
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1 Posted 13/11/2020 at 18:15:53
It's on the BBC so far more of us get to see the match, and given that we have Richarlison, James and Allan making round trips of about 28,000 air miles to fulfil international duties, they get an extra 21 hours recuperation time with a 12:00 noon kickoff on the Sunday.
2 Posted 13/11/2020 at 19:15:52
Keep it lowkey and downplay it – we wouldn't want to have any slight pressure to turn up for a change, knowing our sensitive bunch.
3 Posted 14/11/2020 at 06:37:52
4 Posted 14/11/2020 at 07:55:41
5 Posted 14/11/2020 at 08:14:37
6 Posted 14/11/2020 at 08:31:52
7 Posted 14/11/2020 at 09:37:17
No fans, unfortunately. I'm still weighing up my options. I may volunteer as a ball boy for the day, but someone would have to set their dog on me for me to get over a 6 ft garden wall these days.
Alternatively, go to one of the houses that back onto the ground and watch through the mesh fence.
Or watch us at Fulham with a few beers before settling down for the main event.
8 Posted 14/11/2020 at 11:05:54
But this is the type of game in recent seasons where Everton couldn't be arsed, and the records speak for themselves.
A good run into Christmas, and keep the flame of hope burning for 2021.
9 Posted 14/11/2020 at 11:51:30
I can hear Sigurdsson's knees knocking from here.
10 Posted 14/11/2020 at 12:16:44
On the stats against Fulham, there's a way to take it into our advantage. James, Allan, Doucouré, Richarlison won't be arsed, and go full throttle.
11 Posted 14/11/2020 at 15:21:35
Or better still, part of the TV company broadcasting FA Cup matches to verify that facilities are as required for future broadcasts but don't fall into the trap of saying it is also in case a neutral venue may be required for future ties.
Are there any trees with unobstructed lines of binocular sight? Oh, alright, a couple of bottles of brown in front of the telly.
12 Posted 14/11/2020 at 16:41:35
13 Posted 14/11/2020 at 16:44:17
14 Posted 14/11/2020 at 22:44:05
15 Posted 15/11/2020 at 12:24:04
16 Posted 16/11/2020 at 10:35:10
I hope they all show free games, even for non subscription fans. Otherwise other media should name and shame them.
17 Posted 16/11/2020 at 10:56:29
Ah well, hopefully we'll both be in the PL next season.
18 Posted 17/11/2020 at 17:34:25
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