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December 2021

Everton vs Brighton & Hove Albion

31 December
Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be back in the starting XI for the first time since August as Everton kick off 2022 by hosting Brighton & Hove Albion at Goodison Park.

Everton to host Leicester on 11 January

31 December
Everton will play Leicester City at Goodison Park on Tuesday 11 January after the game that was postponed in December due to Covid-19 was rearranged.

Everton vs Newcastle postponed due to Covid spread

28 December
Everton have had a third successive Premier League fixture postponed after the Premier League agreed to Newcastle United's request to have the game moved back.

Goodison entry requirements for festive fixtures

28 December
The two festive Premier League fixtures at Goodison Park will be subject to new entry protocols for fans as part of the Government’s ‘Plan B’ measures.

Burnley game joins the list of Covid postponements

23 December
Updated Everton's Boxing Day clash with Burnley is now not going ahead after the Premier League agreed to a renewed request from the Blues that the match be postponed due to a spate of positive coronavirus tests among the squad.

Broadhead on song but injured again

23 December
Nathan Broadhead's stop-start career seems to have been bedevilled by injury spells, the latest one coming this week after he hit a rich vein of form, scoring five goals in his last four games for Sunderland, where he is on a season-long loan.

BMD construction continues apace into year's end

21 December
The first section of the concrete super-structure of Everton’s new stadium has been erected at Bramley-Moore Dock, rounding off a year of progress at the site of the club’s future home.

Everton U23s play out a goalless draw at Leeds Utd

20 December
Everton U23s travelled to York City's LNER Community Stadium tonight for their Premier League 2 encounter with Leeds Utd on Monday night, where they played out a goalless draw.

Everton U23s secure a splendid win at Peterborough

17 December
With a handful of U23s press-ganged into action at Stamford Bridge last night, the rest of the squad is battling it out against Peterborough in a Premier League Cup group game at lunchtime today.

Patched-up Everton secure improbable draw at Chelsea

16 December
A hugely under-strength Everton side earned an impressive point at title-chasing Chelsea tonight as Jarrad Branthwaite scored his first goal for the Toffees on a rare start.

Mykolenko speculation gathers pace

16 December
Everton appear to be close to signing full-back Vitalii Mykolenko amid reports that the Ukrainian is on his way to the Blues for €20m.

Leicester game called off due to Covid cases

16 December
Everton's match against Leicester that was scheduled for Sunday has been called off by the Premier League following an outbreak in coronavirus cases at the Midlands club.

Richarlison: "I will work every waking hour" to return as soon as possible

15 December
Richarlison has acknowledged that his manager was right to substitute him at Selhurst Park last Sunday and vows to come back from his calf injury as soon as possible.

Chelsea vs Everton

15 December
Everton are back in the Capital for a third successive away game, this time taking on title-chasing Chelsea in a match-up that looks hopelessly mis-matched given the Blues’ injury problems.

CEO meets with coalition of supporters groups

14 December
On Monday, Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Everton CEO, and other club officials met with representatives of the Everton Stakeholder Steering Group (ESSG) to discuss proposals for fan representation on the Board of Directors

Richarlison news deals Everton another big injury blow

14 December
Everton have been gripped by another injury crisis with the news that Richarlison faces "weeks" on the sidelines with a calf injury while Andros Townsend is ruled out of Thursday's game at Chelsea and Seamus Coleman is a serious doubt.

Everton revert to relegation form with dire defeat at Palace

12 December
Everton failed to carry any momentum gained from Monday’s win over Arsenal into this trip to South London as Conor Gallagher stole the show and Rafael Benitez fell further out of favour with the Blues’ travelling supporters.

Branthwaite signs new Everton contract

11 December
Jarrad Branthwaite has signed a new 3½-year contract that commits him to Everton through June 2025, with the option for a further year.

Crystal Palace vs Everton

10 December
Everton head south this weekend to face Crystal Palace for what is the first of three games in the space of seven days, two of which are in the Capital, with Lucas Digne set to be excluded again.

ESSG coalition develops fan involvement proposals

10 December
A group calling itself ESSG and claiming to be a coalition of Everton fan groups on Twitter, has supposedly prepared a document about fan involvement following on from the government's Fan-Led Review of Football.

Scouting duo follow Brands out the door

9 December
Everton's recruitment arm underwent further changes today with the departures of Gretar Steinsson Dan Purdy.

Blues comeback for fine win in the FA Youth Cup at Goodison

10 December
Everton's U18s kicked off their participation in this season's FA Youth Cup with a fine comeback win in a ding-dong game against Fulham at Goodison Park on Friday night.

Digne plays down talk of spat with Benitez

8 December
Lucas Digne has urged Evertonians not to "believe everything you read" after he was left out of the squad to face Arsenal on Monday evening, reportedly due to a disagreement with the manager.

Gray's late heroics cap night of high drama

6 December
Demarai Gray produced a moment of brilliance in stoppage time as Everton earned a stunning and cathartic victory over Arsenal amid a bear-pit atmosphere

Everton get Hull in the FA Cup

6 December
Everton will travel to Humberside next month in the third round of the FA Cup after they were drawn away to Hull City

Everton U23s in fine win over Arsenal

6 December
The U23s secured a fine win against The Gunners in Southport, with goals from Tom Cannon and Katia Kouyate.

Brands to leave Everton 'with immediate effect'

5 December
Marcel Brands's 3½-year stint as Everton's Director of Football is over after he agreed to leave the club by mutual consent due to a clash of visions for the future of the club.

Everton vs Arsenal

5 December
Everton are at home for the second time in less than a week as they try to arrest their worst run of results since 1999 by beating much-improved Arsenal.

Excellent Everton U18s win over Man Utd at Finch Farm

4 December
Everton U18s were back in action today with a fine victory against their Manchester Utd counterparts at Finch Farm today

Everton fan groups call for walk-out protest during Arsenal game

3 December
A collection of fan groups on social media have called for Everton supporters to leave their seats in the 27th minute of Monday's televised clash with Arsenal.

Calvert-Lewin unlikely to play before Christmas

3 December
Everton will have to make do without Dominic Calvert-Lewin for at least another fortnight as the England international striker works his way back from injury. Salomon Rondon will be assessed over the weekend for the hamstring strain he sustained on Wednesday.

Benitez gets vote of confidence from Moshiri

2 December
Farhad Moshiri has pushed back against speculation that Rafael Benitez could be sacked by expressing his belief that the Spaniard will be able to turn things around at Everton in the coming weeks.

239th derby follows painful script for Everton

1 December
Everton's miserable run of form continued as they extended their recent sequence to six defeats in their last seven matches with a heavy loss to neighbours Liverpool whose fans revelled in mocking chants of their former manager's name in the closing stages.

Everton U23s lose to Peterborough in cup game

1 December
Everton lost 3-0 at home to Peterborough Utd in the U23s Premier League Cup.
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