Here are the latest headlines from the Everton evening for Friday, October 9.
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In Everton’s next game, they’ll be up against bitter rival Liverpool on BT Sport, but that won’t affect this game.
The 2019/2020 season resumed in June, and each game was made available to fans on television through a variety of channels including Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and the BBC.
The Premier League has confirmed its plans to broadcast each top match via a pay-per-view service in partnership with Sky Sports and BT Sport.
Some of these matches were made available free-to-air, but this was not continued this season, with the original aim of getting fans back into the stadiums by October.
Those hopes were dashed after a flood of COVID 19 cases, and now the league has responded with this plan.
“Under these new arrangements, the current live match selection will remain and be broadcast as usual. In addition, the five matches per round that have not yet been selected will be made available to supporters on a pay-per-view basis and will be accessed via the BT Sport Box Office and Sky Sports Box Office platforms.
A statement from the Premier League said: “The Premier League today confirmed that all matches will continue to be available live to fans in the UK until the end of October.
The full report can be read here.
Carlo Ancelotti was handed the checkbook this summer to shape Everton’s squad in his image.
It is not the first time that the Toffees under Farhad Moshiri have spent money, but ambition has not always been crowned with success in Goodison Park.
Joe Rimmer & Connor Dunn have written about the situation, and you can read the article here
Only five other clubs have spent more on incoming business over the last ten years, and this is an obvious challenge for Ancelotti.
The former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, dealt Sergio Romero and his wife a blow after the events of the deadline.
The Argentinian goalkeeper was linked to a move to Everton in the final phase of the first phase of the transfer window, but the Toffees chose Robin Olsen of Roma instead.