Monday, 11 December, 2017

Allardyce to miss Europa tie over medical appointment

Sam Allardyce with Wayne Rooney Everton is Sam Allardyce's seventh different managerial job in the Premier League
Kristopher Love | 08 December, 2017, 00:57

Under-21 worldwide Harry Charsley makes his Everton debut in this evening's Europa League clash with Apollon Limassol.

Allardyce, 63, was appointed Everton manager on 30 November and his only game in charge has been the 2-0 win against Huddersfield on Saturday.

Harry Charsley debuts at left-back with a central midfield of Davy Klaassen who made it to the final of the competition a year ago and Morgan Schneiderlin.

With Everton's fate in the group already determined and Sunday's Merseyside derby with Liverpool to prepare for, assistant manager Sammy Lee has also not made the trip and will work with the players who have not travelled.

With Everton already eliminated from the competition it seems to make sense to give young players a runout - and most Everton fans agree.

If that featured some good play in the build-up, it was nothing compared to the Toffees' second.

Everton have a long way to go before they can compete with Liverpool, both on the pitch and financially.

Robles was kept busy before the half ended, saving from Adrian Sardinero and Fotis Papoulis, who flicked home a free-kick only to be adjudged offside as the visitors entered the interval with a two-goal lead.

Nikola Vlasic added gloss to the win by calmly slotting in three minutes from time.

Everton have had a very poor season and it seems like they are now in a relegation battle in the English Premier League.

Alex Denny - England Under-17 worldwide Denny is a ball-winning defensive midfielder by trade, but has also stepped up admirably to fill in at centre-back for David Unsworth's second-string team at times this season.