Coleman To Captain Everton

Seamus Coleman will captain Everton in the forthcoming Premier League campaign, with Marco Silva identifying the Irishman as his pick to replace former skipper Phil Jagielka.

Right-back Coleman joined Everton in January 2009 and regularly stepped into the captaincy role as Jagielka's deputy last season.

The 30-year-old, who led his side in 22 Premier League matches in 2018/19, is set for his 11th full campaign at Goodison Park and will make his 290th appearance for the Club when he wears the armband at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Manager Silva has chosen Leighton Baines as vice-captain, with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Lucas Digne the two candidates to skipper Everton should Coleman and Baines both be absent.

Centre-back Jagielka was captain for the second half of his 12 years with Everton before leaving for Sheffield United in the summer.