In a tasty final day fixture, AFC Bournemouth will travel to the blue half of Merseyside to taken on Everton on what could be a last chance for Eddie’s Howe to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
Coming into this fixture The Cherries sit nineteenth in the league table, will not only need to win their last match but they have to hope that fellow strugglers Aston Villa and Watford slip-up in their games too.
Everton fans will be disappointed as their club have finished once again outside the European places. Seventh, eighth and eighth this how The Toffees have performed in the past three season despite the heavy investment by the British-Iranian businessman Farhad Moshiri.
But Everton under Ancelotti have shown signs of improvement and the chairman will again need to open up his cheque book in order to bring in players which will suit Carlo’s style of play.
When and Where?
When: Sunday, July 26
Where: Goodison Park
Everton’s Premier League form: (L-D-L-D-W)
After winning an evenly played contest away at Bramall Lane, Everton will come into the game with some confidence. The pressure is AFC Bournemouth and The Toffees should take the advantage of this fact and end the campaign on a high note.
AFC Bournemouth’s Premier League form: (L-D-W-L-L)
AFC Bournemouth have to win this game no matter what the cost is and Eddie Howe will need to prepare his players for one hell of an afternoon.
Mason Holgate, Yerry Mina and Fabian Delph continue their time at treatment table while Jean-Philippe Gbamin continues to be on the sidelines due to an Achilles issue. Ancelotti will be happy to hear that fellow Italian Moise Kean has recovered from an ankle problem and will be available for this fixture.
The Cherries will be without Charlie Daniels, Chris Mepham and Simon Francis owing to their injury problems while Adam Smith is back in the match day squad after recovering from a head injury.
Everton: Pickford; Sidibe, Keane, Branthwaite, Digne; Davies, Gomes; Walcott, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin
AFC Bournemouth: Ramsdale; Smith, Cook, Ake, Rico; Stanislas, Billing, Lerma, Brooks; Wilson, King
Everton 2-1 Bournemouth