Tim Cahill and the other BBC experts
are saying that the reason Everton look so devastating out wide is that they are using wingers as wing backs – that’d be Digne on the left and Iwobi on the right. They can afford to do that against an inferior opponent against Fulham. How would you counter it? Attack down the flanks yourself, I guess. Push them back, don’t allow them to have it all their own way.
GOAL! Fulham 1 Everton 3 (Doucouré 35)
“It’s like a training session. Christmas has cone early for Everton,” says Martin Keown.
Fulham again so generous, allowing them all the time and space they could wish for. Digne is happily wandering down that left wing without any impediment, he produces a good cross and Doucouré, unmarked, has the freedom of the penalty area as he nods it home.
GOAL! Fulham 1 Everton 2 (Calvert-Lewin 29)
A brilliant goal! Superb football from Everton. They have so much quality out wide. Iwobi with a run from the right, cuts inside and plays it to Rodriguez, who sends it onwards to the left wing. Digne plays it in with a crisp, accurate one-timer. And there is Calvert-Lewin to tap it in with a composed, precise finish. Lovely play.
9 mins: Fulham 0 Everton 1
Fulham give it away again at the back, the coaching staff either cannot see or will not accept that they do not have the players for this strategy. They just about manage to get enough bodies around Richarlison to halt his powerful run at goal but it feels like another accident waiting to happen.
Happy Sunday. A minor curio this morning, with live Premier League football on the BBC with a noon kick off. Craven Cottage, perhaps the prettiest football ground in the capital, looking a picture: it is a lovely mild bright day here in London, and perhaps that can inspire Fulham to a result against Everton.
Here are the teams.
Fulham team news: Mitrovic and Anguissa on the bench (presumably post intls…) Starts for Cavaleiro and Lemina.
XI: Areola; Aina, Adarabioyo, Andersen, Robinson; Reed, Lemina, Cairney; Cavaleiro, De Cordova-Reid, Lookman
— Peter Rutzler (@peterrutzler) November 22, 2020
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