16 September 2020 22:37
Fikayo Tomori isn't leaping at the chance to join Everton this summer as the defender is convinced he can force his way into Chelsea's Premier League plans, according to TEAMtalk. This time last year, the Canada-born centre-half was well on his way to following in the gilded footsteps of John 'captain, leader, legend' Terry at Stamford Bridge. The 22-year-old featured in just one of the Blues' last 15 Premier League games in 2019/20 and was nowhere to be seen during the opening day victory at Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday. But if Everton hoped the prospect of regular first-team football was enough to tempt Tomori to swap south London for the blue half of Merseyside, it seems one of Carlo Ancelotti's key transfer targets has other ideas (Mirror). Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images Everton's opening fixtures of the 2020/21 season Tottenham (A) September 12 West Brom (H) September 19 Crystal Palace (A) September 26 Brighton (H) October 3 Liverpool (H) October 17 Southampton (A) October 26 In other news, 'Then he got destroyed': Some Leeds fans hit back at Liverpool's official tweet Lionel Messi has scored his first goal for Barcelona since telling the club he wanted to leave this summer.
The legendary Argentine forward, who reluctantly agreed to stay put at Camp Nou after Barça made it clear that they wouldn't sell him for anything less than his €700 million release clause, netted his team's second goal against Girona on the stroke of half-time. Barcelona were already 1-0 up thanks to a great team goal, finished off by Philippe Coutinho. Messi played a key role in Coutinho's opener, producing a delightful disguised pass for Francisco Trincao, who squared for his Brazilian teammate. However, the moment of the first half was undoubtedly Messi's brilliant right-footed (yes, right-footed!) strike from outside the box. Hello and welcome to a big night for Hull City in the second round of the Carabao Cup. Grant McCann's Tigers, buoyed by Saturday's terrific 2-0 win at Gillingham in their opening League One match of the campaign, travel to face rivals Leeds United.
Seventeen-year-old centre-back Charlie Cresswell, son of former Whites striker and ex-Academy coach Richard, also makes his first Whites league appearance in starting at centre-back while fellow young defender Oliver Casey is also handed his first Leeds start as part of a side in which Kiko Casilla is named captain in replacing Illan Meslier in goal. Sign up to our Leeds United newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise Sign up Thanks for signing up! FULL DEBUT: For Leeds United's club record signing Rodrigo, left. Photo by PHIL NOBLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images. There are also starts for Leif Davis, Barry Douglas, Jamie Shackleton, Mateusz Bogusz, Ian Poveda, Gjanni Alioski and Tyler Roberts.
Five starters from the opening day clash at Liverpool feature on the bench in Meslier, Pascal Struijk, Kalvin Phillips, Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford, alongside Robbie Gotts and Alfie McCalmont. New signing Robin Koch is missing along with five others who started at Anfield in Luke Ayling, Stuart Dallas, Mateusz Klich, Helder Costa and Pablo Hernandez. Club captain Liam Cooper, who missed the Liverpool clash with a calf issue, is again absent while Adam Forshaw remains out as he recovers from hip surgery. None of United's young summer signings for the future are involved while former Whites defender Lewie Coyle is named captain of a Tigers side featuring six changes for whom another former Leeds player in forward Mallik Wilks also starts. Daniel Batty, who also starts for Hull, was released by Leeds as a youngster. Leeds United: Casilla, Davis, Casey, Cresswell, Douglas, Shackleton, Bogusz, Poveda, Alioski, Roberts, Rodrigo. Subs: Meslier, Struijk, Phillips, Gotts, Harrison, McCalmont, Bamford. Hull City: Ingram; Coyle, Jones, McLaughlin, Elder; Batty, Honeyman, Docherty; Wilks, Scott, Lewis-Potter. -united/scott-parkers-fulham-present-big-opportunity-leeds-united-after-anfield-rollercoaster-against-liverpool-dominic-matteo-2972592-united/yorkshire-evening-post-launch-leeds-united-only-digital-subscription-ahead-premier-league-campaign-2967964A message from the Editor: Leeds has a fantastic story to tell - and the Yorkshire Evening Post has been rooted firmly at the heart of telling the stories of our city since 1890. Subscribe to our website and enjoy unlimited access to local news and information online and on our app. Leeds United starting XI: Casilla; Davis, Casey, Cresswell, Douglas; Shackleton, Bogusz, Roberts; Alioski, Poveda, Rodrigo. Leeds United substitutes: Meslier, Struijk, Phillips, Gotts, Harrison, McCalmont, Bamford. Leeds United are back in action this evening, as they host Hull City in the second round of the Carabao Cup. The Whites played out a stunning game with Liverpool last weekend, but having lost 4-3, they will now want a win tonight. Marcelo Bielsa has though rung the changes, with Kiko Casilla starting in goal, whilst 17-year-old Charlie Cresswell makes his debut. Leif Davis, Oliver Casey and Barry Douglas make up the rest of the back four, with Jamie Shackleton in front of the defence. Mateusz Bogusz joins Tyler Roberts in front of Shackleton, with Ezgjan Alioski and Ian Carlo Poveda start out wide. Rodrigo Moreno leads the line, making his first start for Leeds since joining from Valencia last month. Alfie McCalmont is on the bench, alongside Illan Meslier, Pascal Struijk, Kalvin Phillips, Robbie Gotts, Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford.