Everton vs Atalanta Europa League Match Preview
Everton have endured a miserable Europa League campaign so far this season. They failed to progress into the knockout stage of the competition after succumbing to a 3-0 defeat to French side Lyon in their last outing.
The Toffees have garnered just a single point over the course of this campaign, and David Unsworth’s side will be playing for pride on Thursday night. They go into the game on the back of drawing against Crystal Palace in the Premier League – with the game’s big talking point being Oumar Niasse’s controversial penalty decision – which resulted him in being the first Premier League player to be retrospectively banned for an alleged act of simulation to deceive the match officials.
They take on mid-table Italians Atalanta, who sit at the top of Group E with eight points. The last time both sides met, Everton lost 3-0.
Match Details :
Date : Thursday 23 November.
Time : 8.05pm UK / 1:35am IST
Venue : Goodison Park.
TV Broadcast : BT Sport 2 (UK)/ Sony Ten Network (India).
Live Streaming Link : www.Ronaldo7.net
Team News :
Everton have a long injury list with long-term absentees in Ross Barkley, Ramiro Funes Mori, Yannick Bolasie, James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman. To compound this even further, midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is suspended for the game.
Atalanta have no new injuries apart from left midfielder Leonardo Spinazzola who will miss out with a muscular problem.
Probable LineUps :
Atalanta : Berisha, Rafael, Caldara, Masiello, Cristnate, De Roon, Castagne, Gosens, Ilicic, Cornelius, Gomez.
— Atalanta B.C. (@Atalanta_BC) November 22, 2017
Everton : Pickford; Kenny, Jagielka, Keane, Baines; Gueye, Baningime, Besic; Sigurdsson, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin.
👏🏼 | Welcome back, @YannickBolasie!
— Everton (@Everton) November 22, 2017