Everton’s Christmas and New Year schedule has been confirmed, with one change to the original fixture dates.
The Blues’ home game against Brighton & Hove Albion has been pushed back one day to Tuesday 3 January and will kick off at 7.45pm (GMT). The match was originally set to take place on Monday 2 January, with a 3pm start.
The game will not be televised in the UK but has been moved “to protect rest periods between match rounds”, with Everton and Brighton both in action on Saturday 31 December.
It has also been announced Everton’s Boxing Day clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park (3pm GMT) will be shown live on Amazon Prime.
Everton’s festive fixture schedule:
Monday 26 December: Everton v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 3pm (Amazon Prime) Saturday 31 December: Manchester City v Everton, 3pm Tuesday 3 January: Everton v Brighton & Hove Albion, 7.45pm
Everton’s Sydney Super Cup fixture with Glasgow Celtic on Sunday 20 November is moving to an earlier kick-off time of 2.45pm AEDT (3.45am GMT) instead of the originally advertised 8.05pm AEDT.
Organisers believe the new time slot brings the match in line with traditional UK Sunday afternoon kick-offs which will enhance the atmosphere in the stadium and ensure more local fans get the chance to experience the match between two of the UK’s most historic and storied football clubs.
The family-friendly kick-off time will now also see junior footballers from across New South Wales have the opportunity to attend and be inspired by players from both clubs.
Everton Supporters’ Club Australia (ESCA) have been working alongside the Club’s Fan Engagement team to deliver a range of supporter-led events to celebrate the Blues’ visit to Sydney. More details on these events will be released on evertonfc.com later this afternoon.
To further connect with Evertonians, living in Australia or travelling down under from around the world, the Club will hold an open training session on Friday 18 November at 6.30pm AEDT. The FREE event at Accor Stadium will give Blues a chance to watch Frank Lampard and his coaching staff put the players through their paces some 48-hours prior to their clash with Scottish champions Celtic at the same venue. No tickets are required for the training event and fans of all ages are welcome.
Supporters with match tickets to Everton’s Sydney Super Cup fixtures with Celtic at Accor Stadium on Sunday 20 November and Western Sydney Wanderers at CommBank Stadium on Wednesday 23 November (7.45pm AEDT kick-off) will be able to use their match tickets for free return train travel to and from the respective stadiums on matchday.
Tickets for both of Everton’s Sydney Super Cup matches are now on general sale. Evertonians wishing to attend the game against Celtic at Accor Stadium can purchase tickets in block 141, 142 and 143.
An Everton section will also be in place at the CommBank Stadium with supporters guided to purchase tickets in blocks 104, 105 and 106.
Two of Everton's Premier League fixtures in February have been amended after being selected for live television broadcast.
The Blues will host Arsenal at Goodison Park on Saturday 4 February, but now at the slightly earlier kick-off time of 12.30pm (GMT) and will be shown live on BT Sport.
Later in the month, the Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool at Anfield will take place on Monday 13 February, with kick-off set for 8pm (GMT), a game that will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.