What The Papers Say - 10 May

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There is more fall-out from the important 2-1 away victory over Leicester City in Tuesday's media.

Former Everton midfielder and current BT Sport pundit Don Hutchison highlighted the impressive form of Vitalii Mykolenko, naming the left-back in his Team of the Week on Premier League Fanzone.

Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand praised Mason Holgate's commitment to the cause after notching the winner against the Foxes - and the support of the travelling Evertonians at King Power Stadium.

Speaking on his podcast, Vibe With Five, he said: “It was a massive result for Everton. 

"Mason Holgate for starters was ill the day before, he didn’t even travel with the team he had to go on his own, puts his hand up to play, goes in and scores the winner.

“What they’re pulling out, the fans... Those fans need to take absolute credit for the way they sung them through at home, then this game away at Leicester. 

"The atmosphere... There was tears in the stadium, at board level as well."

Elsewhere, in the Liverpool Echo, Michael Ball uses his column to preview Wednesday's trip to Watford.

And the ex-Blues full-back believes the squad will have revenge on their minds ahead of the visit to Vicarage Road.

"Everton will have enjoyed their trip back from Leicester on Sunday evening but now we’re coming up against a Watford team who embarrassed us at Goodison Park, winning 5-2 after we’d been 2-1 up with just 12 minutes to go," he wrote. "That will have hurt the players and Goodison was a very different place back then and they will have come off the pitch to boos and jeers.

"They need to remember that hurt and pay Watford back for that. 

"Now it’s Everton’s chance to return the favour and come away with another three points on their travels, that’s how you repay the fans."

Finally, there is transfer speculation in Spanish newspaper AS, with Barcelona midfielder Gavi linked with a move to Goodison Park.

The La Masia academy graduate, 17, has made 31 senior appearances for the Catalan giants this campaign - but it is claimed he could move on to fund a summer rebuild.