Post by Everton News. on Jan 10, 2019 16:31:00 GMT
Everton v AFC Bournemouth Goodison Park Sunday 13 January, 2.15pm kick-off
Everton are back in Premier League action on Sunday as they welcome Bournemouth to Goodison Park in front of the Sky TV cameras.
As usual, there is plenty of activity going on around the ground before the action begins, across the Fan Zone, Matchday Hub and more.
Presented by Guilia Bould, the Fan Zone is open from 12pm is the perfect place to get into the matchday mood.
Music will be provided by Ian Dunn, with former skipper Kevin Ratcliffe on stage to help announce the day’s starting line-ups.
Fans can get involved in the fun and games by playing Blue v Blue and Play Your Cards Right.
There is also plenty of food and drink on offer.
Open from 11am, the Matchday Hub will be offering face painting, crafts sessions, music and a games area.
And if that’s not enough, Everton in the Community will deliver three football coaching sessions: Ages 5-7 at 12.15pm, ages 8-10 at 12.45pm and ages 11+ at 1.15pm.
Food and refreshments available include a children’s meal deal of chicken nuggets or a giant sausage roll with fries and soft drink for just £5 and an adult offering of steak and ale pie, chips, peas and gravy also for £6.
THE PEOPLE’S HUB
Evertonians can grab a coffee and something to eat before the game in a relaxing atmosphere at the People’s Hub.
It will be open from 12pm-2pm and offers pre-packed sandwiches, tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks.
ST LUKE’S CHURCH
Open from approx. 12pm, the EFC Heritage Society will be selling Everton programmes, books, memorabilia and autographed items from players past and present.
The popular Teas for Fans will be located in the church hall. It’s the perfect place for Evertonians to chat about all things Blue over a cuppa prior to kick-off.
Marco Silva has no fresh injury concerns for the visit of Bournemouth to Goodison Park on Sunday.
Standout performers Lucas Digne, Andre Gomes and Richarlison were all rested for the FA Cup third-round win over Lincoln City and could return to the starting line-up.
For the Cherries, frontmen Callum Wilson, Joshua King and Ryan Fraser could need late checks to determine their fitness, but new signing Nathaniel Clyne is in contention to make his Premier League bow after being handed a debut in his new club's FA Cup defeat by Brighton last Saturday.
Clyne, signed on loan from Liverpool, covers the absences of right-backs Simon Francis and Adam Smith (both knee), who are long term absentees, while another new signing – Dominic Solanke – is set for a February return from a hamstring injury.
Players To Watch
Callum Wilson is Bournemouth’s top goalscorer this season and his form for the Cherries is said to be attracting admiring glances from elsewhere around the Premier League.
The former Coventry forward scored on his England debut back in November, turning home a Fabian Delph cross to help the Three Lions to a 3-0 win over the United States.
That was one of 11 goals for club and country this season.
He has been helped in spades by Scotland winger Ryan Fraser. The former Aberdeen trainee leads the Premier League with nine assists alongside Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. At the back, Steve Cook has a league-best 140 clearances.
Facts And Figures
This will be just the 12th time Everton have met Bournemouth in all competitions, home and away. The Blues have won seven, drawn two and lost two, including winning all three Premier League meetings at Goodison Park.
If Seamus Coleman plays in the match it will be his 276th appearance for the Toffees in all competitions, which will see him match Joe Royle. One more start for the Irishman will bring up 250 for the Toffees.
Played For Both
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