Everton v Chelsea: Premier League – live!

Another talking point has been Jordan Pickford’s erratic form. But Marco Silva been unwavering in his support for the Everton and England goalkeeper, who struggled against Newcastle last weekend. “What I want in Jordan is to keep working in the same way with the same desire, improving what we have to improve with him, with more emotional balance in some moments if he can,” Silva said. “We as a team have to be different also. If you look at the goals we conceded we must do different in that moment.”

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Relegated to the bench despite bagging a fine hat-trick in midweek, Giroud has every right to feel aggrieved. Giroud has played only 56 minutes of Premier League football this calendar year and has not started in the top-flight since December. “I’m a competitor and I want to play every single game and to be happy on the pitch,” he said. “I have been through a lot of tough moments in my career. I just want to enjoy playing my football after winning the World Cup last summer. I want to take maximum pleasure on the pitch. That’s why when I play I try to enjoy the game as much as I can.”

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