What The Papers Say - 21 December

The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.

Gylfi Sigurdsson’s evertonfc.com interview, explaining how the Blues “can turn this season completely around” over Christmas, is carried in Thursday’s Daily Mail.

Meanwhile, the Toffees are linked with Bristol City left-back Joe Bryan, who scored an incredible strike to help eliminate Manchester United from the Carabao Cup last night, and Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi.

The Liverpool Echo looks at the current situation of Michael Keane and how new manager Sam Allardyce can help kick-start his Goodison career.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says Alvaro Morata will be a “big loss” for his side’s clash with Everton on Saturday, after the Spaniard picked up his fifth booking of the season against Bournemouth on Wednesday evening. 

Tyias Browning features in the Sunderland Echo, describing how a tough start to the season with the Black Cats has helped improve him as a player.

And finally, it is reported former Everton full-back Mike Pejic has qualified for taekwondo world championships in Taipei at the age of 67!

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