Everton's Blackburn Friendly Called Off

Everton's pre-season friendly against Blackburn Rovers, scheduled to be played this Tuesday 1 September, has been cancelled.

The Blues were due to face the Championship side at Ewood Park in what would have been their second warm-up fixture ahead of the 2020/21 campaign. But following discussions between the two clubs, the game has now been called off.

Carlo Ancelotti's side's next outing will now be against Preston North End behind closed doors at Goodison Park on Saturday 5 September (3pm BST). 

Everton's Premier League campaign will begin eight days later, on Sunday 13 September, with a trip to Tottenham Hotspur (4.30pm BST).