EVERTON will be hoping they get the new manager bounce when they take on Premier League leaders Arsenal in the lunchtime kick-off today.
The Toffees appointed former Burnley boss Sean Dyche as their new man in charge following the sacking of Frank Lampard.
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And Dyche has the pressure of leading Everton to safety who find themselves fighting for survival down in 19th spot.
But the Merseyside outfit are set to face their toughest test with high-flying Arsenal coming to town.
Furthermore, the Gunners will be desperate to recover from being knocked out of the FA Cup by title-hunting rivals Manchester City.
When is Everton vs Arsenal?
- Everton’s mouthwatering match against league leaders Arsenal will take place on TODAY, February 4.
- It is scheduled to get underway at 12:30pm GMT.
- Goodison Park is the allocated arena for this lunchtime encounter and it can host approximately 39,572.
- Arsenal thrashed Everton 5-1 when the sides last met in a competitive fixture.
What TV channel is Everton vs Arsenal on and can it be live streamed?
- Everton vs Arsenal will be broadcast LIVE on BT Sport 1 in the UK.
- Coverage is set to commence from 11:30am GMT – 30 minutes before kick-off.
- Subscription members of BT Sport can stream the action live on the BT Sport website or BT Sport app.
- Alternatively, read SunSport’s live blog for minute-by-minute coverage of the match.
What is the team news?
Sean Dyche is set to start his stint without Andros Townsend (ACL), Nathan Patterson (knee medial), James Garner (back) and Ben Godfrey (knee sprain) who are all unavailable.
Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta will be sweating over the fitness of Thomas Partey who had to be replaced at half-time against Manchester City with a rib issue.
Emile Smith Rowe is also a doubt having been left out of the FA Cup squad altogether.
And Gabriel Jesus, Mohamed Elneny and Reiss Nelson have definitely been ruled out courtesy of long-term injuries.
However, fans could get to see Jorginho get his first run out in Arsenal colours.
- Everton 15/2
- Draw 18/5
- Arsenal 2/5
*Odds courtesy of Betfair are correct at time of publication