Olympique Lyon vs Everton : All You Need To Know About The Europa League Match
Everton will search for their first Europa League win of the campaign when they travel to Lyon for the Group E clash.
The 2-1 defeat to the French side proved to be the final nail in Ronald Koeman’s coffin, with the Dutchman given his marching orders shortly after.
The Toffees are without a victory in seven games and desperately need to win this one if they are to have any hope of progressing.
Lyon have won their last four on the spin and a positive result here would put them in pole position to qualify with Atalanta.
Match Details :
Date : Thursday, November 2.
Time : 18:00 BST/ 22:30 IST
Venue : Groupama Stadium.
TV Broadcast : BT Sport 2(UK)/ Sony Ten Network (India)
Live Streaming Link : www.Ronaldo7.net
Team News :
Everton haven’t been helped this season by a lengthy injury list and Nikola Vlasic is the latest star to enter the treatment room.
Yannick Bolasie, Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy all continue to work towards a return.
It’s a different story for the in-form Lyon, who have a relatively clean bill of health and could welcome back Ferland Mendy.
Bertrand Traore has two goals in this seasons Europa League and three in his last five games.
Probable XIs :
Everton : Pickford, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Holgate, Gueye, Davies, Calvert-Lewin, Rooney, Niasse.
— Everton (@Everton) November 1, 2017
Olympique Lyon : Lopes, Tête, Mapou , Diakhaby, Mendy, Traore, Tousart, NDombele,Aouar, Fekir, Diaz.
— OL English (@OL_English) November 1, 2017
MATCH FACTS :
Lyon’s win at Goodison Park in the reverse fixture was the first-ever competitive meeting between the two sides.
Six of Lyon’s last seven home meetings with English sides have resulted in a draw, losing the other. They’ve not won at home v English opposition since November 1967, beating Tottenham 1-0 in the Cup Winners’ Cup.
The French side have won four of their last five home games in the Europa League, drawing the other. They’ve scored 17 goals in those games (3.4 per game), but have also failed to keep a clean sheet.
Everton have made the worst start of any English team in the Europa League group stages, picking up just one point from their three games.
The Toffees’ only previous away trip to France in European competition was in the 2014-15 Europa League group stages – a 0-0 draw against Lille.
Everton haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last eight matches in major European competition.
Lyon’s starting XI in their game at Goodison was the youngest average starting team in the Europa League this season (23y 149d).
No side has scored more penalties than Lyon in the Europa League this season (two), with 50% of their goals coming from the spot.
No player has made more interceptions in the Europa League this season than Morgan Schneiderlin (12).